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Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:52 am
by theglyph
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No new synths. I still think they're brewing a new killer. This is just a way to continue the guitar technology.

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:20 am
by tekkentool
So a lap steel interpretation of the Moog guitar sustainer/muting system. Actually makes a bit more sense in this format IMO.

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:14 am
by moremagic
I imagine a nice pedal steel and some moogerfoogers will still be cheaper, tho! Youd think, given their pricing lately, that theyd go ahead and use a pedal steel ... >__>

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:55 am
by nvbrkr
One thing that I’m sure about is that if it is something close to the Moog Guitar then the experimental musicians are going to be happy! A synth lap steel would be a great invention for those who like to create sound textures, and ambiant music with a slide! Because yes a lap steel is a great instrument for country, blues or Hawaiian music but it’s also awesome to create an ambiance or a texture. Methinks someone like Jordan Rudess will be one of the first to get one in his instrumental arsenal!
lolwut

doesnotcompute

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:44 am
by tekkentool
What part doesn't compute? rudess plays the lap steel. It's him who plays it on octavarium.

and lap steels are great for sound textures.

So...what?

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:35 am
by Stab Frenzy
Yeah I know heaps of experimental guys who play lap steel.

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:37 am
by nvbrkr
I stand lolwut-corrected.

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:18 pm
by pricklyrobot
Anyone who's ever played a lap steel with an Ebow knows this is a good idea. ;)

Lap steel is a lot quicker/easier than pedal steel to learn if you've played regular guitar at all (or even if you haven't), so I'm guessing that's why they went in that direction. Plus some of the physical sound-manipulation controls that you have on a pedal steel could conceivably be achieved by adding certain synth-type controls to a lap steel.

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:49 pm
by tekkentool
pricklyrobot wrote:Anyone who's ever played a lap steel with an Ebow knows this is a good idea. ;)

Lap steel is a lot quicker/easier than pedal steel to learn if you've played regular guitar at all (or even if you haven't), so I'm guessing that's why they went in that direction. Plus some of the physical sound-manipulation controls that you have on a pedal steel could conceivably be achieved by adding certain synth-type controls to a lap steel.
Anyone who's ever used a slide on a normal guitar WITHOUT an Ebow should want one of these :D

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:05 pm
by sequentialsoftshock
I see one tiny Moog symbol on the headstock of that one sitting on a stand; is it not possible someone slapped a Moog symbol on it because it was Moogfest?

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:55 am
by cartesia
yeah it kinda seems like a joke to me, like 'check out my moog aboriginal clapsticks'

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:10 am
by Alex E
hey guys... it's polyphonic.

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:46 pm
by sequentialsoftshock
Alex E wrote:hey guys... it's polyphonic.
:lol:

Re: Moog Lap Steel

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:59 am
by Rooftree
sequentialsoftshock wrote:I see one tiny Moog symbol on the headstock of that one sitting on a stand; is it not possible someone slapped a Moog symbol on it because it was Moogfest?
It's legit. I was at Moogfest and saw/heard the lap steel in concert. They had two on stage. The all-natural colored one (light tan) was being played. There was also a two-tone version on a stand off to the side. I didn't notice any synthetic sounds coming from it. But there was a solo where I believe the player was taking advantage of the sustain feature.

I was talking to the Moog marketing manager early in the day and she dropped a hint that Moog would be unveiling a new stringed instrument at the 6pm concert that evening. I was a bit shocked because the only thing that came to my mind was a lap or pedal steel. I immediately pushed that thought out of my head since it seemed to crazy too be real.

Although I don't understand the rationale behind their decision, I have to assume that they know what they're doing. They know their market, manufacturing system, future plans, profitability, and countless other factors way better than any of us forumites.