#1
Is there any pedals that basically emulate a steel drum? i'm not looking for any supersized multi effect, just a decent steel drum sound in a pedal.

it can work best with an acoustic or electric, it doesn't matter either way.

it doesn't have to be true bypass or analogue.

it just has to sound decent.

any input appreciated!

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#2
this may sound ridiculous, but if you cut a piece of card into a thin strip about 1cm wide, and put it between the strings in the bridge (alternating between above and below the strings), if you get it in just the right place you can get some good steel drum-like tones - of course experimentation is required - works better with humbuckers i find.
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#3
The POG actually does a decent job of it. I imagine the micro-POG would as well.
#4
doh i forgot about the pogs. thanks colin.

blomp i'll give that a shot and let you know how i do.

thanks both.

other options certainly welcome.
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#5
Roland MIDI Pickup

Would be more expensive though

Or you could just buy a cheap keyboard
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Last edited by Emperor's Child at Jul 4, 2010,
#6
Quote by Emperor's Child
Roland MIDI Pickup

Would be more expensive though

Or you could just buy a cheap keyboard

The pup doesn't do much without the 1000€ synth it's made for.

Sorry, nothing much to say except for the POG/HOG.

Maybe a Moog MF105 Murf (or Midi Murf).
#7
It might be worth getting a keyboard and running it into a soft synth. For one of my projects, I realized that for the sounds i wanted, it would cost me thousands of dollars for pedals, and I'd be tap dancing non stop.

However, if you stick with pedals, clips when you get it would be awesome.
#8
The pup doesn't do much without the 1000€ synth it's made for.

That's why I said it would be expensive.

I think a keyboard is your best option though, it's always good to understand a new instrument anyway. Otherwise you can use something like Guitar Pro to export a steel drum backing track.
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#9
i tried the pog again. it was cool but didn't really hit the sound i wanted.

thanks for the input.
#10
Yeah, keyboard sounds like your best bet then.
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