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  • David Gilmour's steel guitar setup?

    Hi there,



    I am thinking of getting a lap steel guitar, but I don't think I'll be playing any Hawaiian/Cowboy music on it. Anyone know what Gilmour's set up is when he uses one? Tuning, etc?



    Thanks,



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot
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    Hi there,



    I am thinking of getting a lap steel guitar, but I don't think I'll be playing any Hawaiian/Cowboy music on it. Anyone know what Gilmour's set up is when he uses one? Tuning, etc?



    Thanks,



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    • #3
      Gilmour used a Fender 1000 double neck PEDAL steel guitar on Dark Side of the Moon, not a lap steel... He used some sort of open g tuning and didn't use the pedals for some reason... IMHO, you are cheating yourself if you get a lap steel, when for a bit more you can get a pedal steel .. Matter of fact they now make top quality USA built 6 string pedal steels made for guitarists that want to expand their "tonal pallete".. used Maybe $500.. look at ebay or do a search under Fessenden Six Shooter... bob
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      • #4
        Ha Bob from Candor. Man I answered so many of your CL ads only to be ignored by you! ROFL. Shame I would have bought about half that garage and all the old silvertone stuff you were selling. I remember one specific one with the amp in case just to jog your memory. Try answering your ads once in awhile, you might sell something.



        However this man is delusional, a pedal costs over 1000$ for a decent one, you can have a lap for about 100$ 200 if you want something vintage. Gilmore has a custom made LAP STEEL based on an old Fender now. A rogue for 80$ is a good start,
        Originally Posted by csm


        You get a limited-edition self-relic'ing guitar at no extra cost and you're COMPLAINING?



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        • #5
          ^The Fessenden looks like a cool idea, esp the stand up models. First I've heard of them.

          But agree that OP could prob get a good taste with a $100 lap from MF or Rondo in open E or D.

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          • #6
            Dont. Buy Fessenden. Unless you drop a mint.



            Spend 1200$ and you get a real machine. It's not wiorth going under that price point, and pretty much any pedal steel can be had for $1000 vintage whatever.
            Originally Posted by csm


            You get a limited-edition self-relic'ing guitar at no extra cost and you're COMPLAINING?



            [Insert religious affiliation political party and or spiritual belief here]

            57 Gibson Cg-530, 66 Teisco Mosrite "clone", 78 Rickenbacker something or other, 80's St. Blues, Classic Vibe 60's strat, Fender Blacktop HH strat, Switch Sig Stein, Switch Tele style, Austin SG, Yamaha something, lol.
            Vox Ampeg Peavey Hartke Bogen and Bugera amps, every tube pedal i can find. Muff. Loopers.

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              Quote Originally Posted by nicholai
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              Ha Bob from Candor. Man I answered so many of your CL ads only to be ignored by you! ROFL. Shame I would have bought about half that garage and all the old silvertone stuff you were selling. I remember one specific one with the amp in case just to jog your memory. Try answering your ads once in awhile, you might sell something.



              However this man is delusional, a pedal costs over 1000$ for a decent one, you can have a lap for about 100$ 200 if you want something vintage. Gilmore has a custom made LAP STEEL based on an old Fender now. A rogue for 80$ is a good start,




              DSOTM was the double pedal.






              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3CHT7rQQVc





              he also has lap steels though.
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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by nicholai
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                Ha Bob from Candor. Man I answered so many of your CL ads only to be ignored by you! ROFL. Shame I would have bought about half that garage and all the old silvertone stuff you were selling. I remember one specific one with the amp in case just to jog your memory. Try answering your ads once in awhile, you might sell something.



                However this man is delusional, a pedal costs over 1000$ for a decent one, you can have a lap for about 100$ 200 if you want something vintage. Gilmore has a custom made LAP STEEL based on an old Fender now. A rogue for 80$ is a good start,








                And, like Doctor49 said, he used pedal steels, not lap steels. Go get the DVDs for PULSE and Delicate Sound of Thunder.
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                • #9
                  Bobs been a running joke for a few friends for a while. None of us Have been able to track him down to buy. I'm sure he makes enough money on his gear to ignore me.



                  Please show me modern Gilmore using a pedal on video. I'm a fairly avid Floyd fan and steel player. I'm pretty sure id notice but please show me wrong.
                  Originally Posted by csm


                  You get a limited-edition self-relic'ing guitar at no extra cost and you're COMPLAINING?



                  [Insert religious affiliation political party and or spiritual belief here]

                  57 Gibson Cg-530, 66 Teisco Mosrite "clone", 78 Rickenbacker something or other, 80's St. Blues, Classic Vibe 60's strat, Fender Blacktop HH strat, Switch Sig Stein, Switch Tele style, Austin SG, Yamaha something, lol.
                  Vox Ampeg Peavey Hartke Bogen and Bugera amps, every tube pedal i can find. Muff. Loopers.

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                  • #10
                    TpAs I said he plays fender copies. 6 strings no pedals. Tunings listed.



                    http://www.davidgilmour.com/press/20...ist4_May06.pdf
                    Originally Posted by csm


                    You get a limited-edition self-relic'ing guitar at no extra cost and you're COMPLAINING?



                    [Insert religious affiliation political party and or spiritual belief here]

                    57 Gibson Cg-530, 66 Teisco Mosrite "clone", 78 Rickenbacker something or other, 80's St. Blues, Classic Vibe 60's strat, Fender Blacktop HH strat, Switch Sig Stein, Switch Tele style, Austin SG, Yamaha something, lol.
                    Vox Ampeg Peavey Hartke Bogen and Bugera amps, every tube pedal i can find. Muff. Loopers.

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                    • #11
                      If you aren't in a hurry, I'd take a whack at a diy lap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Buil...-steel-guitar/



                      Also, don't forget the used section of guitar center online.



                      I bought one of these as well,but have not fitted it out yet.

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, for Gilmour-style slide playing, the pedal steel is really unnecessary. Combine it with a volume pedal if you'd like to cop some of that country-western vibe. Gilmour mainly used Open G and Open Em, and has used a wide variety of steel guitars.



                        http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=69



                        Any cheap lap steel with a suitable pickup installed should do fine. With Gilmour, it's a matter of getting the phrasing right.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks a lot for the tips!
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                          • #14
                            While I'm sure he may have substituted pedal steels early in the studio, for Pulse and later I've always seen him use console lap steels (consoles are lap steels with attachable legs) like the old Fender Champ and Deluxe models. There are plenty of double-neck consoles available as well (you can get a vintage Supro double lap steel for as little as $400).

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                            • #15
                              I've seen him play a Weissenborn live as well.

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