#1
Hey Guys,

Looking for an effects pedal to make my electric sound like a steel guitar. As shown on these songs: (they are using an actual steel bench guitar)

Dierks Bentley - Trying To Stop Your Leaving
Dierks Bentley - Settle for a Slowdown
Eli Young Band - So Close Now

I'm curious do they make something like this? I play acoustic guitar mainly... I haven't played electric in years but if I can get a sound out of my guitar like the steel guitar I may consider rocking that out...

Thanks!

Mike
#2
there is the boss ac-3, but it's pretty much junk...and useless.
but there is the peizo system, look it up
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#3
thanks for the quick response man... the ac-3 just makes your electric imatate an acoustic guitar...

I'm looking for something to get a steel bench guitar sound (bending pitch, almost like a wah pedal)

~mike
#4
The piezo system ghold mentioned might help, but just using a slide properly could produce somewhat similar results (please keep in mind that i don't know what the steel guitars on those particular songs sound like)
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#6
Quote by thatracer
bending pitch, almost like a wah pedal


mayb you could use an acustic sim pedal and a wah wah together then... but i dunno might not work
#7
Quote by ronoh55
The piezo system ghold mentioned might help, but just using a slide properly could produce somewhat similar results (please keep in mind that i don't know what the steel guitars on those particular songs sound like)


check um out on youtube
#9
A wah does NOTHING to the pitch. So no wah. I think you're best off just using a steel guitar (you mean lap steel, right?). A slide might work too.
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#12
why use pedals when you could just play your guitar with a slide?
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#13
You could play lap style or in regular position.
Get a glass slide and you're pretty much set.
It's great playing slide with a fuzz and a wah, Robert Randolph does it on pedal steel.

But if you really want that sound you need to get a pedal steel.
#14
Quote by Blompcube
why use pedals when you could just play your guitar with a slide?


never used a slide before... i'll have to give it a shot... i'm a self taught guy... i'll have to self teach myself slide...