thanks for your warm welcome. Unfortunately I do not speak a single word French, just English - and German, of course.
Some words about me:
I am no "classical" lap steel player - can't image how people can deal with 8 or more strings. Only thing I know: I could not.
In the olden days I used to play acoustic guitar, fingerstyle. Want to hear some MP3s? You find excerpts of my CD here: http://www.lapsteel.net/guitar-mp3.
I've been listening to Ben Harper songs for 15 years or so. And 4 years ago I bought my first Weissenborn. Want to know more about my Weiss babys? At the moment I have 4 of them:
- Hawaiatar: Australian Weissenborn by Glenn Wilson
- Weissenborn Style 1: pretty old, as you know, but in great shape
-Industrial Steel Resolectra: handmade aluminium monster with a tricone resonator, loud as hell. They are quite expensive nowadays, I got it for 600 dollars or so some years ago. Could not afford it today.
- Hermann Guitars Weissenborn Style 1: Incredible Weiss, price unbeatable low, quality high, great sound.
I do not play Dobro bluegrass style, I play sort of fingerstyle Weissenborn. You find a few tracks here: http://www.lapsteel.net/weissenborn-tunes. If you like them, tell me. If not - well, I do not know ...
Two reasons why I started www.lapsteel.net
1. Sharing my lap steel tablatures. There are maybe 10 or so online, more will follow.
2. Musical cooperation with you
. The idea is: I put snippets of lap steel tunes on my site. You download them, work on them (in Power Tab Editor), send me your files with your credits, and I put them again on my website.
Anyway, I do not know how many of you use Power Tab Editor. And I do not know if there is one single lap steel player who likes this idea. Apart from me, cause I love this idea ...
Well, thats about me - for the moment. Please tell me: What do you think about this cooperation thing?
Sorry for this long post, it's because it's my first one here. Usually I am not that talkative.
Greeting from Vienna, keep sliding