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Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator 

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The Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar is sculpted of nickel-plated brass. The bar is popular with players of squareneck resonator, lap steel, and pedal s...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar is sculpted of nickel-plated brass. The bar is popular with players of squareneck resonator, lap steel, and pedal steel guitars. 5.2 oz.


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Golden GateStevens Steel Bar for Resonator
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (7)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Good quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great price for a great bar.

I bought this slide bar with my Rogue lap steel because I knew the bottle neck was not going to be heavy enough to play this steel the way I like to play it....Read complete review

I bought this slide bar with my Rogue lap steel because I knew the bottle neck was not going to be heavy enough to play this steel the way I like to play it. YES, you can use it on your resonator guitar it will work. This is best for playing your axe if it is a 6 string. IF you have a 10 or 12 string pedal steel this to shy of the length you will want for that. those slides are a bit longer. Anyhow i liked the price of this one and I like the shape because the way I play a lap steel I feel it gives me better control for the style of music I play. I am using an open C 6th tuning. Look up a C 6 chord in your guitar chord book and that is the tuning I use. This slide has a good weight and you do not need to use much hand pressure. Let the weight of the slide work for you. Some steel players have other slides or tone bars and some steel players call these things. kinda like picks for guitar players. IF you are going to play steel or Dobro (resonator guitar) you will need a slide. I just happen to own this one, i like it and it works for me. Try it and you may like it too. Make sure you wipe it down after playing so it will last a lot of years and still be smooth.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Item NOT as described ! Went through this TWICE with them!!

Item was advertised as the Golden Gate bar,which is why I ordered it. Had a 10 conversation over it. Got it in the mail,wrong bar. Had yet ANOTHER 10 MINEUTE CONVERSATION...Read complete review

Item was advertised as the Golden Gate bar,which is why I ordered it. Had a 10 conversation over it. Got it in the mail,wrong bar. Had yet ANOTHER 10 MINEUTE CONVERSATION and did the return thing and was assured it would be right this time. WRONG AGAIN! Sorry,I won't be back.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By reckonimokie

from Oklahoma

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Concerts

Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

Excellent for 8 string steel.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not good for old hands

By Bobbitt

from OK

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Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

I'm sure this is a great tool for those who can use it. I bought it for my 82-year-old brother along with a dobro, and found he can't hold onto it because of having had both thumbs and a finger cut off and reattached. I think he has ordered a different one from Musician's Friend. He plans to make a wooden holder to attach to this one so he can use it, too. Just hoping he doesn't cut off more fingers in the process.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator

By GibsonBoy

from Northeast WI.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

      I've used different slides playing lap steel,this
      is by far the best slide and is very comfortable to use,and fits well in the hand.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent piece of steel

      By Dobro Fanatic

      from Iowa

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

      Although I don't have a lot of experience of playing the dobro, I must say you can not go wrong when you buy this slide.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Goldem Gate Stevens Bar

      By Jack

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

        The new version of the Stevens Bar by Golden Gate is not as bright as the original model.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Resonator

        By Dad's Friend from Musicians' Friend

        from Tennessee

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

            This product is awesome!

             
            1.0

            nick on bar

            By ken

            from kingman, az

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

                went to use bar and it catches on strings

                 
                5.0

                nice heavy bar. Fits husband's hand well.

                By No size fits

                from Evansville, IN

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

                  Husband played electric guitar as a 20 something and used a steel bar. Now as a 60 something he wants to relearn. He's forgotten most things but he does remember and likes the feel of this bar.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great price for a great bar.

                  By rljmusic13

                  from In a trailer park by a cornfield in Iowa

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                  Pros

                  • better than a bottleneck and good weight
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • playing my lap steel too
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

                    I bought this slide bar with my Rogue lap steel because I knew the bottle neck was not going to be heavy enough to play this steel the way I like to play it. YES, you can use it on your resonator guitar it will work. This is best for playing your axe if it is a 6 string. IF you have a 10 or 12 string pedal steel this to shy of the length you will want for that. those slides are a bit longer. Anyhow i liked the price of this one and I like the shape because the way I play a lap steel I feel it gives me better control for the style of music I play. I am using an open C 6th tuning. Look up a C 6 chord in your guitar chord book and that is the tuning I use. This slide has a good weight and you do not need to use much hand pressure. Let the weight of the slide work for you. Some steel players have other slides or tone bars and some steel players call these things. kinda like picks for guitar players. IF you are going to play steel or Dobro (resonator guitar) you will need a slide. I just happen to own this one, i like it and it works for me. Try it and you may like it too. Make sure you wipe it down after playing so it will last a lot of years and still be smooth.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for lap steel!

                    By Teleman76

                    from Ripley new york

                    About Me Novice

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Golden Gate Stevens Steel Bar for Resonator:

                      Makes a great tone! Easy on the hand, makes me sound a lot better than I am!!

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