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Dunlop Stainless Steel Pro Tonebar  Heavy

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Round nose tonebars for pedal steel, resonator, and Hawaiian guitars. Made of high quality steel for long life. Select the size that's right for you....Read More

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Perfect shape and feel for silky tone.

Round nose tonebars for pedal steel, resonator, and Hawaiian guitars. Made of high quality steel for long life. Select the size that's right for you.

FEATURES
  • High quality steel
  • Perfect shape and feel
  • Weights:
  • Light - .3 lb.
  • Medium Light - .33 lb.
  • Medium - .49 lb.
  • Heavy - .73 lb.
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DunlopStainless Steel Pro Tonebar
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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3.0

Good Product, Bad Info

By 

from Detroit, MI

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dunlop Stainless Steel Pro Tonebar:

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with the Jim Dunlop 920 Tonebar I recently purchased. But, as other reviewers have pointed out, there's no information on dimensions or weight in the MF product description. Just what does "Medium Light" mean? How long is it? What's the diameter? How much does it weigh? These are all important considerations for buyers who wish to match the tonebar to the size of the instrument's neck, determine how comfortably it fits the hand, and consider how much the weight will affect quick movement. The Dunlop's weight, shape and finish are excellent for Dobro, lap steel and pedal steel applications, but a better product description would do wonders for customer satisfaction.

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    4.0

    Heavy is a bit too... well, heavy.

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    from California

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Solid
    • Sounds great

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • TOO HEAVY

    Best Uses

    • Pedal Steel

    Comments about Dunlop Stainless Steel Pro Tonebar:

    The "heavy" model of this tonebar might be best suited for a pedal steel. Using it for a lap steel as I intended is a bit tiring on the wrist, too slow for doing fast licks, and somewhat difficult to trill with.

    It is a fine hunk of very polished stainless steel. And, I am absolutely in love with its tone.

    Point is, you should get a lap steel bar with cutaways for your fingers so you can get that speed and articulation that a lap steel guitar thrives on. You wanna concentrate on what you are playing rather than how heavy the thing is to pick up.

    It would probably be best to work up to a heavy, by training with lighter bars until you can whip this 11.5 oz beast around well. It is not heavy in the sense of weightlifting... just awfully tiring to play with for any real length of time, and simply too slow to really rip it up. Get a lap dawg style bar and you will be happy you did. (doesn't have to be that brand)

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    5.0

    Good for Lap Steel

    By 

    from Austin, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dunlop Stainless Steel Pro Tonebar:

      Wish Musicians Friend would give you the specs on these so you know what you are getting. I blundered on to the right choice for lap steel. I got the medium which is 3/4 inch in diameter, 3 1/4 inch long, and weighs 7.5 oz. on my cheap kitchen scale.

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      4.0

      Does the job

      By 

      from Columbia, MO

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Learning
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dunlop Stainless Steel Pro Tonebar:

        After years of playing regular fretted guitar, I recently decided to add the steel guitar to me arsenal. I bought this bar to go along with my entr level steel guitar.

        This works. It's small, but big enough to cover my 6 string guitar. It's smooth, slides along the strings quietly.

        It did take a bit to learn how to hold it, and maybe I am not using the accepted technique, but I have figured out a way for me to hold it.

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        5.0

        Good Purchase

        By 

        from Gloucester,Va.

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Great For Pedal Steel
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Any Style Of Music

        Comments about Dunlop Stainless Steel Pro Tonebar:

        I have the lighter weight Tone bar also. I like the heavier Tonebar for pedal steel. I like the lighter weight Tonebar for lap steel.

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        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice!

        Comments about Dunlop Stainless Steel Pro Tonebar:

        Being new to a steel guitar, I didn't really know what I was ordering. I was looking for something a little bigger to fit my hand. This is more suitable for a pedal steel, but I can't fault the product. It's just fine. I think I'll order a Dunlop Long Dawg, seems more what I need for a lap steel!
        Features are fine. Not many variables on a piece of round stock with a bullit nose.
        Dunlop. Fine turning and good chrome plating.
        Good value for a pedal steel tone bar!

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