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Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar

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The Dunlop Long Dawg Tonebar gives steel players with big hands their own version of the popular Lap Dog. Like the original, the Long Dawg tonebar is...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Dunlop Long Dawg Tonebar gives steel players with big hands their own version of the popular Lap Dog. Like the original, the Long Dawg tonebar is designed for progressive players and features a larger radius for added sustain and vibrato and a body designed for a more comfortable grip. The Dunlop Long Dawg delivers better speed and clarity for hammer-ons and pull-offs. 0.37 lb.


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DunlopLong Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (15)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (11)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice and Smooth!

I'm New to the Lap Steel and wasn't sure which Bar to purchase. I read a few reviews on Musician's Friend and Decided on the Long Dawg from Dunlap. Its nice and smooth and...Read complete review

I'm New to the Lap Steel and wasn't sure which Bar to purchase. I read a few reviews on Musician's Friend and Decided on the Long Dawg from Dunlap. Its nice and smooth and its Heavy, Which I think is good for someone just starting out playing the Lap Steel. I have a few slides that I play with my Guitars and they are just to light or I have to apply to much pressure to get the sound I'm looking for. But With the Long Dawg, Its pretty much just lay it on the strings and the sound is there. Like any thing it takes time and Practice. Give It a Try I think You Will like this Bar, It covers the Strings has a Great feel and does its Job. Enjoy!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

longer is not larger

the description in the ad said for larger handed players but it is for longer fingered players. This is 3/16" longer than the 925, it has a wider base and a...Read complete review

the description in the ad said for larger handed players but it is for longer fingered players. This is 3/16" longer than the 925, it has a wider base and a wider top but the height is the same as the 925. I have large hands with large sausage fingers, while wider and longer were nice my main need is my finger and thumb are wider than this bar is tall making it very hard to keep them off strings. if this bar were 3/8" taller it would be perfect. wish they would give measurements in descriptions. !! I gave 2 stars for the poor description in the ad not for the bar itself, if the bar were built to fit my hands it would be great !! I would recommend to a friend if they had normal hands or long fingers.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice and Smooth!

By Stringtight

from Winchester, Tn.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

I'm New to the Lap Steel and wasn't sure which Bar to purchase. I read a few reviews on Musician's Friend and Decided on the Long Dawg from Dunlap. Its nice and smooth and its Heavy, Which I think is good for someone just starting out playing the Lap Steel. I have a few slides that I play with my Guitars and they are just to light or I have to apply to much pressure to get the sound I'm looking for. But With the Long Dawg, Its pretty much just lay it on the strings and the sound is there. Like any thing it takes time and Practice. Give It a Try I think You Will like this Bar, It covers the Strings has a Great feel and does its Job. Enjoy!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DUNLOP TONEBAR

By Six string box

from Los Alamos NM

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

    Bought the Dunlop tonebar to go along with a used Regal RD-30VS resonator guitar. I've played acoustic guitars nearly 40 years and this is my first real experience using a tonebar with resonator guitar. This Dunlop has nice heft, and it's easy to judge the position of the 'leading edge' by sight when playing the resonator; there's a subtle difference between the tone given by the large radius as opposed to angling it in the direction of the bridge. Although I'm still getting accustomed to holding the bar, it has a nice, sturdy feel to it, and it provides clear & even tone from the strings. For single-string work, this one has squared ends that can be used to perform pull-offs. As a new/learning resonator player, I'm pleased with the Dunlop Long Dawg Tonebar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice bar!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

    Pros: Well balanced, easy to hold, nice length.Cons: None yet.At 3 1/16" long, this bar is just right for my big hands. The wide top makes it effortless to grip, and it is perfectly balanced. I was afraid that reverse slants would be tricky due to the sloping ends, but that is not the case. It's very easy to quickly get a grip on it in almost any position. It may take a bit of getting used to since the sloping ends make it feel shorter, but the playing advantage they provide more than make up for that.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It's a Nicely Made Slide, But--

    By Godwit

    from Dilworth, MN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • It's Fine
    • It Seems Fine

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • It's Too Small
    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

    • Depends On How You Use It

    Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

    There's truly nothing wrong with this slide. I am a novice lap steel player, and this is the first slide I bought. I read the reviews beforehand, and since I am a big guy, I thought this would be the perfect slide for me. Either the reviews overestimated the size of this slide or I underestimated the size of my hands. My fingers get too crowded to fit in these grooves. This is a nice slide, if your hands are average-sized, but those who have bigger-boned, wide hands like I do will have to buy something else.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice shape

    By michaell

    from Cleveland

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

        I started playing my lap steel because I had wrist surgery and can not fret a six string. A friend told me about this type of slide and helped me pick it out. This works well for me as I have trouble holding a round slide.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        NICE!

        By ronald

        from undisclosed

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

        I own numerous slides. Always on the lookout for more steel guitar weapons. Length,shape,weight,balance all work great for me. For the price, hard to beat.

         
        5.0

        Very nice

        By Tony

        from Phoenix, Az

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

            Easy to hold and comfortable

             
            5.0

            This should be the norm

            By George

            from North Carolina

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • wish it had a semi-bullet tip

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

            This is a great steel. It has the right amount of length to suit me. The dimensions do appear to be about the same as the smaller model except for length. For the person who complained that it wasn't big enough for his chubby fingers, Id highly recommend the Shubb SP2. It's similar to this one but taller. The Shubb SP2 also has a semi-bullet tip which I like. And the price is about the same. But I do like the grip I get with the Long Dawg. Collect several different kinds.It's fun lol

             
            5.0

            I would buy this again.

            By David B.

            from Reedsville, PA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                Same overall dimension as the standard Lap Dawg bar, except a little longer. It fits my long fingers and hand well, but if a longer one is available, I would like to try that.

                 
                5.0

                This Bar sets the Tone (for your Steel)

                By Music_Al

                from Oklahoma

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Nice Sustain

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Playing Steel Guitars

                  Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                  Got this to use when playing my Rogue Lap Steel. Got the Long Dawg because my fingers are a little long, so this seemed logical to get. First time using a Tonebar as this is the first time that I have played a steel. Took a little getting used to, but the longer I practiced the better I got at handling the bar and getting the sounds that I wanted from the steel. Gets some great sustain when you learn to hold it and move it just right. Very satisfied with my purchase.

                   
                  5.0

                  'Tis a fine steel, I say! Mighty fine!

                  By Travis

                  from WV

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                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                    I use this steel for both dobro and lap/console steel. I noticed a definite improvement in intonation and comfort when I got this bar. The sound is nice. The finish is nicer/smoother than the Stevens that I had before. I need ticket another as a backup as I'm notorious for losing/dropping these things.

                     
                    2.0

                    longer is not larger

                    By reddfrogg

                    from southeast texas

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                    Pros

                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                      the description in the ad said for larger handed players but it is for longer fingered players. This is 3/16" longer than the 925, it has a wider base and a wider top but the height is the same as the 925. I have large hands with large sausage fingers, while wider and longer were nice my main need is my finger and thumb are wider than this bar is tall making it very hard to keep them off strings. if this bar were 3/8" taller it would be perfect. wish they would give measurements in descriptions. !! I gave 2 stars for the poor description in the ad not for the bar itself, if the bar were built to fit my hands it would be great !! I would recommend to a friend if they had normal hands or long fingers.

                       
                      5.0

                      Long Dawg tone bar

                      By Featherman

                      from Bardstown, Ky

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                      Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                      Fits my hand! I have another smaller tone bar but I like the Long Dawg much better!

                       
                      5.0

                      Quality you can hear and feel!

                      By pedalguru89

                      from New York, New York

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                          Purchased with my first lap steel guitar and I couldn't be more pleased. This guy is super heavy and you can hear the improvement in tone. Once you are accustomed to its weight, you will love the feel and grip he provides. I recommend this slide for players with long and slender fingers for optimal control. Extremely satisfied with the quality. BUY IT.

                           
                          5.0

                          Good Dawg

                          By B.Hall

                          from NorCal

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                            Feels great, works well, quality workmanship.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Slide

                            By Aspiring Steel player

                            from Quitman,Texas

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                              easy to use good balance comfortable fit good look and good material and workmanship

                               
                              5.0

                              A Great Piece Of Medal

                              By MFZeppelin-PinkFloydiac

                              from Red Hook, New York

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality
                              • Improves Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Anything
                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Dunlop Long Dawg Professional Steel Players Tonebar:

                                This slide is very good. I don't know a whole lot about what slides should be like, but i really like the added weight that this one has. I also like the extra length that this slide has because i have big hands. The tone qualitly is very good too. I dont really know what to say about this slide except for the fact that you won't be upset if you buy it. Its a good slide.

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