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Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide 

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The Shubb GS-1 resophonic steel bar slide has a handle crafted of fine hardwood for optimum comfort and control. The playing surface is machined of s...Click To Read More About This Product

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A big step forward in the evolution of the steel.

The Shubb GS-1 resophonic steel bar slide has a handle crafted of fine hardwood for optimum comfort and control. The playing surface is machined of stainless steel for maximum durability. Balanced. Designed for clean pulloffs. Shubb contoured this resophonic steel to allow a relaxed, natural hand position.

FEATURES
  • The stainless steel edge designed for clean pulloffs
  • The wood grain provides a good grip for best control
  • The hardwood handle is weighted for proper balance
  • The contoured top allows your hand to be in a relaxed, natural position
  • 4.2 oz.
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ShubbGS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (19)
  • Functional (18)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (12), Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy on the Hand

This was a gift for an experienced musician.
Arthritis made my Dad stop playing guitar. He can't grip the neck for more than a minute or two.
We got him a steel...Read complete review

This was a gift for an experienced musician.
Arthritis made my Dad stop playing guitar. He can't grip the neck for more than a minute or two.
We got him a steel guitar and the Shubb GS1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide for Christmas. The slide impressed him immediately. The contoured handle fits well in his hand. He played for over an hour right away and only stopped because lunch was served - no hand pain.
He just opened the gift this morning and is quickly translating his guitar skills to the new instrument. I give a lot of credit to the high-quality slide for letting my Dad play music again.

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Shubb slide

I own five different slides. This is the best slide I have ever used. It is easy to hold on to. Not to heavy to where it slips out of my hand....Read complete review

I own five different slides. This is the best slide I have ever used. It is easy to hold on to. Not to heavy to where it slips out of my hand. I did make one improvement to the bar. The edge on the bar is to sharp or square. I put a small bevel on one side of the bar and polished it. Now it glides across the strings and not get caught when moving from one string to another. I rated it a 9. With the added bevel, mine is now a 10.

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Shubb slide

By Anthony Brobeck

from Johnson City, Tn.

Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

I own five different slides. This is the best slide I have ever used. It is easy to hold on to. Not to heavy to where it slips out of my hand. I did make one improvement to the bar. The edge on the bar is to sharp or square. I put a small bevel on one side of the bar and polished it. Now it glides across the strings and not get caught when moving from one string to another. I rated it a 9. With the added bevel, mine is now a 10.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy on the Hand

By Stepford

from Saint Paul, MN

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

      This was a gift for an experienced musician.
      Arthritis made my Dad stop playing guitar. He can't grip the neck for more than a minute or two.
      We got him a steel guitar and the Shubb GS1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide for Christmas. The slide impressed him immediately. The contoured handle fits well in his hand. He played for over an hour right away and only stopped because lunch was served - no hand pain.
      He just opened the gift this morning and is quickly translating his guitar skills to the new instrument. I give a lot of credit to the high-quality slide for letting my Dad play music again.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I LOVE this steel!

      By ResoGirl

      from Vail, AZ

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Sure There Is One

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

      This steel is lighter and fits my female hand much better than my orignial steel. I'm a very beginner in playing the resonator and my first steel, the Lap Dawg, was heavy and cumbersome. Though I didn't see any reviews intitally that specifically indicated the Shubb GS1 would be suitable for a female hand, I'm very glad I purchased it anyway! I have much better control with this steel. Though other reviews that said it may be too light, I haven't experienced that issue. I love this steel. It's my new best friend!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Felt GREAT - right out of the package

      By jag1

      from Greenville. SC

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

          Just learning dobro - I think this slide is helping move me along.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best feel for hands playing dobro

          By Dex

          from Albert Lea, MN

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Best Quality Slide Bar
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Price A Bit High

          Best Uses

          • Dobro
          • Practicing

          Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

          This is easier to use than some slide bars, especially for dobro

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect slide for me.

          By Sunny

          from Minnesota

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits My Hand Perfectly
          • Functional
          • Good Bounce And Pull Offs
          • Good Grip
          • Good Quality
          • I Like The Balance
          • Warm Feeling

          Cons

          • None Buy It

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

            I should be doing other stuff, but I've been playing more with the GS-1. I have a Lap Dog, and the Ergo bar, but I don't use either one. The GS-1 is low priced when compared to other stainless steel slides.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GS-1 Bar

            By Sammy B

            from Dyersburg, TN

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            Pros

            • I Love The Feel

            Cons

            • Adapting From Longer Bar

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

            The bar I am use to is longer and has a rounded end so the pull offs are different, practice should help in adapting to this one.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best slide I ever used

            By Doc Bib

            from Barberton, OH

            Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

            I play a Dobro and was using a Stevens bar till I bought this Shubb GS-1 I have bigger hands and this GS-1 fits my slide great Easy to hold and slides real smooth There is night and day between the two I would recommend the Shubb GS-1 to anyone Thank You

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Shubb GS-1

            By Mike Ferris

            from Chicago

            Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

            I'm a rank beginner on the Dobro, and don't have the "muscle memeory" yet to feel comfortable holding the standard all-steel bar. I found the Shubb GS-1, with its arched hardwood handle, to be very comfortable, and much less likley to slip out of position in my hand. Seems a bit lighter than my Stevens bar, but perhaps that's one reason it stays put better.

            One downside to the arched handle might be that it tends to pull the ring and little finger off the strings a bit, making it less natural for the damping effect that those fingers provide. For that reason, I don't intend to completely give up on the solid steel, straight bars, and may return to my Stevens at some future time.

            In general, the GS-1 is very well designed product (even down to the packaging: a reclosable plastic unit that didn't require me to use a chain saw to open it). This is my first experience with a Shubb product, but its design and quality will certainly prompt me to look at their Dobro capo.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Comfortable to hold and shaped well.

            By Thomas

            from North Carolina

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            Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

            I have been trying to learn Dobro and lap steel. I wanted to try a lighter bar than the one I had. I held one of these at a music store and it felt good. Musician's Friend had a good price. I think I will like it fine.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great bar. Get one

            By Al Martinez

            from Boston

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                This is an awesome bar. It is ergonomic, and follows the natural curve of my index finger quite nicely. I also have a Lap Dawg, and a regular Stevens bar. The Stevens I don't really like. The Lap Dawg is an awesome bar and I really like it, but the GS-1 is far more comfortable so I stick to that. Also the GS-1 is lighter, and the tone is not as "crisp" as with an all metal bar. I play electric lap steel with bare fingers (no metal or plastic pick of any kind), so in the beginning I thought that the tone was not what I was after, but after a while and with a few amp setting changes I've really come to love this bar. It's more money than most bars, but it is also more comfortable, and I can really maneuver it quickly over the strings. I think it's worth the extra money. There is one complaint, though. After about eight months of regular use the bar came apart, with the wooden part coming off quite easily. I noticed there were only a few dots of glue keeping it together. I used SciGrip Weld-On #16 epoxy glue to put it back together and it is now indestructible. Great tone bar. Get one.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Slide!!!

                By Gerard1973

                from Oxford, MI

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                Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                The Shubb GS-1 Dobro Steel slide is great slide to have and is used by many resonator guitar or dobro and lap steel guitar players. This slide is preferred over the basic "Stevens Slide." The Shubb GS-1 Dobro Steel slide and the Lap Dawg slide are inexpensive and are probably the two best resonator guitar or dobro and lap steel guitar slides that you can buy.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Tactile Treat

                By Old Uncle Dave

                from Emerald Triangle

                Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                It was love at first touch. It feels soooo nice! No more cold metal sucking the heat from old fingers. The Shubb GS just may be the best bar on the market. I'm saving up my $ for a custom one. Anybody want to buy my Lap Dawg? (jk)

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The wood handle is really comfortable.

                By thirdfret

                from California

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                Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                This is very different from any other bar, and better. Its the most ergonomic. And the metal part is stainless steel!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Steel

                By Dobroman

                from Kansas

                Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                Easily the most comfortable of the steels I've tried, I think its well worth the money. It's very well made, and is comfortable to use. The grip feels very natural, making it easier to play for longer periods of time.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Top Quality Slide

                By Dr. Mumbo

                from Wandering between NY & NC

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                Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                This top quality slide feels like it's part of your hand while playing. The only downside (in my opinion) is that it's a bit pricey.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Best Steel Slide EVER!!!

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                This is THE steel slide to own. I have bullets, Stevens bars, a Lap Dawg and a few others. This one is so comfortable with no hand fatigue AND IT WON'T SLIP OUT OF YOUR HAND because of the wooden handle. Just buy it!

                 
                5.0

                Nice and Sturdy

                By Basseraser

                from Foley, AL

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                    This is a great accessory to add to one's guitar/bass collection.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great if the solid bars are too heavy

                    By DallasTXBill

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Novice

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                      I have a SP2 as well; but this is much easier for me to control. I broke my wrist back in the day and the SP2 is a bit heavy. The only "weight" on this bar is the bar itself. The wood makes for an easier grasp.

                       
                      4.0

                      The fit is exactly what I had imagined, very nice.

                      By Greg

                      from spfld.Il.

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound
                      • t
                      • This slide glides over the strings without thoug

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

                          I use this slide on my resonator/Dobro

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