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Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide  

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Overview
  • 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
Description & Specs
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    $46.95
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    - $14.00
  • Your Price:
    $3295

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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

      Try it out. You'll play easier, smoother, better. Order today.

       
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      ShubbGS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide
       
      4.7

      (based on 23 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (18)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (8)
      • Functional (8)
      • Good quality (7)
      • Improves sound (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        I LOVE this steel!

        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...Read complete review

        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!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

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        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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        5.0

        Slip sliding away

        By Jimi C

        from Duluth, MN

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        Pros

        • Easy To Move Around
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Light weight

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Weissenbourn

        Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

        I'd been using a Stevens bar on my Wessenbourn and this was the perfect upgrade. I found the lighter weight improved my agility and vibrato. Much more comfortable grip than the Stevens bar too. A+!

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        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.

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            5.0

            Perfect for a old man hand

            By pudding

            from Home town , Georgia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits My Need Perfectly
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Shubb GS-1 Resophonic Steel Bar Slide:

              Well built and to the point

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy on the Hand

              By Stepford

              from Saint Paul, MN

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Felt GREAT - right out of the package

                  By jag1

                  from Greenville. SC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

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                      (3 of 3 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!

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                      (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

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect slide for me.

                      By gojo

                      from Mpls, Mn.

                      About Me Novice

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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.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        GS-1 Bar

                        By Sammy B

                        from Dyersburg, TN

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                        Verified Buyer

                        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.

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                        (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.

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