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    Been worken on a new Prototype ( Lap Steel Guitar)UPDATE ITS DONE

    Well between hangin dust collector pipe and cigar box Ukulele builds have been asked to start building these. Starting out with a 6 string then will move on to the 8 and 10 string ones. As soon as I get these done its on to Hammer Dulcimers. I think its going to be a busy year.............I hope.

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    Last edited by Jay Caughron; 01-17-2015 at 01:40 AM.
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    That's cool, Jay. What are they called??

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    Cool must be a large oven to be able to use a large 'AND' a small pizza peel in one.... like the warming cover as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Cool must be a large oven to be able to use a large 'AND' a small pizza peel in one.... like the warming cover as well


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    That's cool, Jay. What are they called??
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    Very cool. What are you planning to use for a pickup, Jay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very cool. What are you planning to use for a pickup, Jay?
    Well I'm still trying to figure that out Vaughn but I am also working on a pickup winder and will be winding my own soon I hope
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    Vaughn if you look to the top of the second picture those 2 disc are the mounting plate for the winder
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    My suggestion would be a humbucking pickup of some type as opposed to a single coil. Humbuckers tend to have a more growly, ballsy tone than single coils. But I'm sure cost will be a consideration, too. (That's where winding your own might come in handy.)

    You might get ahold of the guy that runs Dragonfire and see what sort of bulk rate he might be willing to cut you on something like these:

    http://www.dragonfireguitars.com/Scr...oices-2114.htm
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    A guy I met at the Hawaiian steel guitar convention a few years ago is very well versed in the steel guitar (don't call it a slide, that's a big no no).

    He has made custom cast aluminum steel guitars and custom makes pickups for steel guitars. He actually does some work for some big touring bands.

    His stuff is truly a work of art.
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    http://www.horseshoemagnets.com/_sgg/f10000.htm

    His name is Rick Aiello and he does some really, really cool stuff.
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