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Re: Frisell's Looping techniques and composite necks...

  Thought the neck is composite, it may be able to be bent slightly.  I
found that the neck on my stienberger will bend slightly though, not enough
to be of much use musically in my opinion...  A very effective way of
eminating a steel guitar type bend is to:  

bar strings 1 and 2 with the second finger (middle finger) of the left hand
and then,

place the first finger at the third string one fret lower and bend it up.  

  what comes out is a wonderful approximation of a steel guitar sound.
This can be enhanced with a volume swell and or delay or reverb...  use
your imagination...



At 07:54 PM 2/17/98 -0800, you wrote:
>At 09:45 PM 2/17/98 -0600, you wrote:
>>On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, Randy Jones wrote:
>>> What creates that pedal steel effect? Is it just the trans trem on the
>>> Klein?
>>He was getting that effect 15 years ago with a Gibson SG with no whammy.
>>Just bending the neck... easy with an SG (i had a roommate who was
>>constantly popping his SG neck off the guitar that way).  I kinda doubt
>>he's bending the neck on a Klein, though, considering that it's carbon
>>fiber.  Oh, and don't forget the volume pedal and delay!  
>that's funny, the neck on my klein looks like guatemalan rosewood. 
>I don't expect I'll be bending many chords that way....not a guitar I want
>to be breaking any time soon....:-)   Klein only uses the carbon fiber 
>if you ask, and I don't think anybody does.
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