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Re: OT: Moog lap steel
That's a beautiful piece of kit. Nice one, Bill.
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:29 PM, William Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When I was in at NAMM in January I was introduced to the A and R guy for Moog who gave me a brief introduction to the new moog lap steel. By coincidence I was due to be in Asheville NC,where Moog is based, for a week in March with my wife Nancy to care for her 86 year old mother while Nancy's sister was away, and I was invited to the factory to further check out the new lap steel and shoot some video of it. I was accompanied by my new good friend and LD member Andy Owens, and we had a blast , visiting the factory and meeting nearly everyone who worked there:-)and I had about an hour to check out the the instrument which they edited down in to this video. It is really another experience altogether the way this instrument handles the infinite sustain thing, having owned an ebow forever and tried various sustainer devices. This seems capable of the same kind of mayhem, but also more control and subtlety as well. The most interesting thing for me was being able to sweep from one chord position to another without having to generate sustain by creating a physically driven vibrato by shaking the bar, or even striking the strings with my fingers. I might get some grief from Randy Jackson for being pitchy in places but I went in a sceptic and left wondering how I could get the money together to buy one. amazing. Enjoy