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Tapsteel

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Greetings, I am new to the forum. I play pedal steel and have a double neck with one neck that has a raised fretboard with a second compensated bridge Pic) so I can tap or play standard guitar style. I call it "The Tapper".
It is a Sierra pedal steel and the modification was designed by, instrument designer, Ned Steinberger.
Here is the title track from my record "The Tapper" and features both styles of playing: http://thetapper.bandcamp.com/track/the-tapper-2 . The rap is about advertising.
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Try'n2Tap

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Very cool! Great sound and very up beat. Would love to see what it looks like when you are actually playing it.
Do you play multiple parts at once or do you layer over tracks?

Never seen a mod like that to a pedal steel
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Glad you like it. Thank you.That song was done in a session in Nashville with a band.
I don't play out these days.
I was a student of steelman. Buddy Emmons, who was a huge inspiration for innovating.
Spending time Ned Steinberger put the icing on that "cake". (Ned played a part in the development of the Chapman Stick)
If you would like to hear more of what I do, you can go hear: http://thetapper.bandcamp.com
The record was co-produced by Stephen Barncard (Crosby-Nash, Grateful Dead, etc.) and was mixed to tape before going to digital. I think the drums and bass especially sound better that way.
The record also features appearances by Victor Wooten, Robert Randolph (I used to be his pedal steel tech) and others.
Here is a pic of myself, Buddy and Ned:
Chris Buddy Ned.jpg 




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