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Posted - 05/25/2015 :  07:26:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Tele295's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just added my Fender 6-string steel (I think it's a Champ) to the gigging lineup of our ukulele band Rin-Kon-Tiki last weekend. Since I switch between uke and steel, I can't sit down with it in my lap (but it's called a LAP steel for a reason, Mileko...). AT the gig on Saturday, I used an orchestra style music stand to hold the steel, which worked OK, but the lip cut into my wrist.

I've have a Fender D8 Stringmaster, but the 4-legs take up SO much room! Does anybody know of a stand or holder for a small steel, maybe that mounts on a snare drum stand or something stable like that?

Here's some pics of our setup at Saturday's gig:


Edited by - Tele295 on 05/25/2015 07:27:44 AM


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Posted - 05/26/2015 :  07:11:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark Roeder makes really good stands for lap steels: http://www.deluxe34.com/index.html.

I have friends with Canopus stands: http://www.din.or.jp/~canopus/joeindex.htm
but it's not easy to contact them from the US.

I'm really happy with my Roeder stand. I use it when I'm playing my Asher Alan Akaka Special or my JB Frypan.

As for console steels, your stage must be pretty narrow. I have D8 and T8 Stringmasters and a D8 Canopus that I play, and I use the built-in legs when I play them. You can see me play on YouTube or the Maui Steel Guitar Festival website as Jack Aldrich

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Posted - 10/11/2016 :  6:41:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use a standard $20 keyboard stand - you just slide the rubber ends toward the center and the height with a Champ, Rickenbacher or other relatively small steel is still quite variable. The things also fold up flat, making them easy to transport.

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