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I installed Certano Benders on a Gretsch G5700 Electromatic Lap Steel Guitar
I installed the Certano Benders on a Gretsch G5700 Lap Steel guitar as I wanted to try to come as close as possible to the sound of a pedal steel guitar.
Not only did I install the Certano palm benders but I also installed the Certano Roller Bridge for a better tuning stability. This is not the first time I install Certano Benders but I installed his G and B benders on my Telecaster about a year ago.
In this video I also discuss the two main tunings I've been playing around with, the C6 tuning and the Open D tuning and also talk about my favourite Kemper profile for the lap steel guitar.
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Comments

  • Anthony DeRosa
    Anthony DeRosa 2 days ago

    That almost made me tear how beautiful that sounded. What tuning is your guitar in. Is it standard?

    • Anthony DeRosa
      Anthony DeRosa 2 days ago

      @Kbald holy moly. Cheers!

    • Kbald
      Kbald 2 days ago

      Glad you enjoyed it man. All in standard tuning 👍☺️

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel 3 days ago

    Don't judge me lads, but sounded pretty close to my ears. The fender sounds a little better, but I guess that is due to the pickups.

  • Gastón Ruiz
    Gastón Ruiz 3 days ago

    excelent!

    • Kbald
      Kbald 3 days ago

      Thanks 🙏

  • Mr. Viken
    Mr. Viken 3 days ago

    thanks from sweden 🇸🇪👍

    • Kbald
      Kbald 3 days ago

      Takk frá Reykjavik 🙏🇮🇸🎸☺️

  • Randal Dewitt
    Randal Dewitt 3 days ago

    The reason fender guitars are so great is because when we heard a song in the 60s and 70s it was with a fender guitar. No one ever heard a song and said I bet that is a suhr guitar. end of story

  • KngSolmn
    KngSolmn 4 days ago

    Well done and thank you. This lesson is very helpful. I will spend many hours getting fluent with these.

    • Kbald
      Kbald 4 days ago

      Thank you for watching 🙏 Appreciate the kind words. Hope you’ll have fun practicing 👍🎸

  • Robert Gelling
    Robert Gelling 4 days ago

    All good

  • Luis Medina
    Luis Medina 6 days ago

    Good job thank you!

    • Kbald
      Kbald 6 days ago

      Thank you for watching ☺️

  • Bob Love
    Bob Love 6 days ago

    After the truss rod the next step has to be the nut height. If thats to high then you are never going to get the string height right. I would also suggest that when you do the intonation you actually check the pitch at the 15th fret as well. The 12th can appear to be in but you can be flat at the 15th. Really helps to double check higher up the board.

  • Fausto Martinez
    Fausto Martinez 7 days ago

    Yes. Stratocaster guitar players playing on eb tuning like: Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen or Stevie Ray Vaughan.

  • Luke R. M.
    Luke R. M. 9 days ago

    The neck pup on the squire sounds better to me. The rest is very similar

  • technodazed
    technodazed 12 days ago

    It would have been okay if Nikki sixx would have stolen one of these.

  • Simon Pyza
    Simon Pyza 13 days ago

    I`m using my Kemper with JK Oxygen 1 preamp. I couldn`t use any other gear, I'm able to get perfect studio sound on any stage and in any weather conditions. Also the preamp adds the true valve response to Kemper.

  • chars rocket
    chars rocket 13 days ago

    What effects do you use to get that sound?

    • chars rocket
      chars rocket Day ago

      @Kbald thanks a lot :)

    • Kbald
      Kbald 13 days ago

      This was the Cory Wong Archetype plugin from Neural Dsp. Just an amp profile with a tube screamer and a bit of reverb.

  • God Zoo
    God Zoo 13 days ago

    But can it give you a tone like Wes Montgomery or George Benson?

    • Kbald
      Kbald 13 days ago

      If you profile an amp like they used/use, you should get that exact sound. The Kemper can give you any amp tone if you have the right profile. The right profile combined with a good Hollowbody and a similiar playing style to Montgomery/Benson should give you the right tone 👍

  • GuitarPlayer_1988
    GuitarPlayer_1988 14 days ago

    I use this tuning on my Epiphone's, My Fender, and more of my guitars

  • Chi McClean
    Chi McClean 15 days ago

    I just received my bender and bridge in the mail and am very excited! Any tips for getting the bridge in just the right spot? I'm nervous about goofing this part up! Haha...

    • Chi McClean
      Chi McClean 14 days ago

      @Kbald terrific! Thanks so much! Your vid is super inspiring… thanks for putting this out there and for responding to my questions! 🤙🏼✨🎶

    • Kbald
      Kbald 14 days ago

      Hey man, it would probably be best to measure the distance between the nut and the bridge and make sure you set it up in the perfect scale length for your lap steel. I didn’t do the measuring but just made a mark with a pen to put the new bridge in the same spot as the old one. Probably not the best way to do it but it worked out fine for me in the end ☺️

  • fourthofseven
    fourthofseven 15 days ago

    I strongly prefer the Suhr hands down! I bought a used Suhr Pro Series for $1,450 & it’s an amazing guitar.

  • Emerick LaMontagne
    Emerick LaMontagne 17 days ago

    Great tutorial. Aloha from Hawaii.

    • Kbald
      Kbald 17 days ago

      Thanks for watching, greetings from Reykjavik 🇮🇸

  • Cole Halford
    Cole Halford 17 days ago

    Wow. I’ve only heard of this instrument today, & I am a Bassist - omg 😱

  • loyd newsom
    loyd newsom 17 days ago

    Can you show how to set the bender on the Tele please

    • Kbald
      Kbald 17 days ago

      Here you go clip-share.net/video/giJ9ABfFX3g/video.html ☺️

  • Hikaru Ichijyo Alfred

    Thanks for your review. My reso experience. It's long but hope it helps . . . I have most of the metal resonators under 1 K USD (although now its prob 1200 USD range now) , the Gretsch (Fender) bobtail etc. They tend to have issues that early 90's import guitars, they either have tone and suck at playability, or tone is meh and the playability is fixable to where its good. HOwever I know friends who have brass body resonators made by resonator luthiers (4 K USD range) and they are great sounding and well playing, plus the weight is manageable (heavier compared to heaviest solid body electrics but . .. ). I have played a Mule, National, and one made by Mike Lewis. The Mike Lewis is probably the best sounding one and they all play really well. The Mule is musical and easy to play and notes blossom as they decay. The National has the bell cream tone of its tricones. I have decided to stop messing with 1K and under and get something worth playing. The only one I don't have is Royall, supposedly they are the best of the 1K - 1.5K range and have both tone and playabilty. They are imported but they mod them and possibly recone or trim the cones . . . But they are behind in orders and always out stock since 2021. I was going to inquire but I have a mule coming and so if I like that I'll just save up for a Mike Lewis and another mule (backup) and sell off the import ones. They are all heavy. the RK 9 lbs + Recording tricone WITH BASEball D neck, (RK has since changed it to 1.75 in and C neck, but mine is 1.8-1.9 in like original Nationals, TBH its almost like a dang classical guitar). It sounds beautiful, my friend has multi-nationals and he says it has the cream bell thing they got. I got it for 700 USD via guitar center deal, but now they are 1.2 K ish range. But it needs a neck reset (and I'd have to ship it out to a reso expert and the labor plus he has replace the saddle, and shipping is insane) and the action in the first five frets is credit card thick to mid pencil tip and by the body join it is 2 pinky thickness (almost is). I have shaved the saddle almost where the strings are touching the T brace. At first I was going to exchange it but the tone is unreal and GC had other RK metal tricones but they sounded so bad compared to mine, and I figured I could get it fixed later, so I kept it. RK has changed their newer tricones, and seems they are better built and with playability (tone varies, and after checking 5 instances it doesn't nail the tone of mine) straight necks and regular C necks with 1.75 in nut. I have taken mine apart and the inside is almost exactly like my friend's Style 0 Tricone and has good cones, the thin spun ones. Other RK users have re-cone theirs with national cones. I also took the bracing (has power coat paint) and removed the paint (aluminum bracing) and its louder now and sustains even more. But I don't know how to reset the neck so I'll take it to someone. It has some sentimental value as this was my first acoustic (my mains are a student concert size taylor and epiphone DOT ES-335 ). The Gretschs come with Fender's V neck. THe V neck is hella prounounced, unlike their vintage tele's or strats, that have the soft rolled v (oh how good that Eric Johnson strat soft V) . Action is Fender acoustic (a little high but easily remedied by nut and saddle adjustments). The bobtail is a spidercone with steel body, and it has acoustic pick up. It sounds like a regular acoustic, so it isn't unique, and the weight is high 9's, also it notes die quicker than a regular acoustic. I'm prob going to sell it, because if I wanted a regular acoustic, I'd get a taylor or yamaha around 600-800 USD and they are lighter. The Gretsch honey dipper is a different story. It has that classic banjo ish metal sound. It's a single cone and its brass body. It too is around 9 lbs, but I'll keep it for the unique sound it has. It's a little harsh, but when played with my finger / finger tips / pads its better. The Republics are all tricones and all across the board with tone. They have playability and necks are great. I have brass one (best sounding one) that has a bell like tone, but it isn't as creamy or sustains like the recording king, but it was way easier to play and the neck is set right, and also has a 1.75 in neck so it feels like a stand acoustic C neck. They are set up well. I have a steel body one, and its just loud and jangly tone. The tone is unique but its more on the loud boomy side. I may keep it. But if the mule is absolute (like my pal's) I'll probably focus on the luthier made ones and sell all cheap import resos (but keep the recording king)

  • Sam Winfree
    Sam Winfree 20 days ago

    Wonderful video! I’ve been looking for something like this!

    • Kbald
      Kbald 20 days ago

      Thank you ☺️

  • Tchaliz
    Tchaliz 21 day ago

    Just great tks so much

    • Kbald
      Kbald 20 days ago

      Thank you for watching ☺️

  • Tristan Shiota
    Tristan Shiota 21 day ago

    I play a 'parts-caster' fender telecaster olympic white with an American Rosewood Neck and MIM body with Seymour Duncan Hotrails. I picked all the other parts myself. Along w/ my Orange Rocker 15. But, I'm only a bedroom player.

  • Tristan Shiota
    Tristan Shiota 21 day ago

    I love both of those guitars. If I had to choose, I think I would go with the fender. Some of the out of the box issues (except for the tremolo spring) can be tinkered with if you know a good tech. I Like the Suhr neck, but don't know if I can justify the heavy price tag. I'm sure I could be happy with both, but give me the fender and I'll put the other $2k towards a good amp and call it a day.

  • Nateyaha Banyuwangi
    Nateyaha Banyuwangi 22 days ago

    Please give us waterfall by Hendrix on your version

  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous 24 days ago

    Love these

    • Kbald
      Kbald 24 days ago

      Glad you liked it!

  • Ralph's Guitar Lounge & Repair GmbH

    Wax potting will solve the feedback problem

    • Kbald
      Kbald 24 days ago

      Thanks for the tip 🙏

  • Ron Cohen
    Ron Cohen 26 days ago

    I'm a huge Fender fan... But the Suhr Classic S is insane instrument!

    • Kbald
      Kbald 24 days ago

      It is indeed ☺️

  • Cameron Banks
    Cameron Banks 27 days ago

    Beautiful video! I got the Certano Benders earlier this year and put them on my cheap SX lap steel. I can honestly say those benders were one of the best purchases of my life. I’m not a great lap steel guitarist, but the simple licks and sounds I can get are amazing. I sometimes find myself playing slowly, experimenting with the benders and I end up in a trance or meditative state. Any recommendations for a cheap but decent volume pedal? Mine was stolen and I’m on the hunt. Thanks

    • Kbald
      Kbald 24 days ago

      Hey Cameron! Glad you enjoyed the video 🙏 Those Certano Benders are awesome, glad you’re also happy with yours. To bad to hear about you volume pedal being stolen. In the video I use the Mission engineeering pedal with my Kemper but I recently got myself a Dunlop Mini Volume Pedal for my analog rig. That one is awesome and easy to fit on any pedalboard.

  • Carlos Garcia-Ordonez Garcia-Ordonez

    Nice! What chord is played on 0:48 of the video?

  • Regular To
    Regular To 29 days ago

    Awesome! You just missed pickup height but besides that very helpful!

    • Kbald
      Kbald 24 days ago

      Thanks for watching 🙏

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith Month ago

    Lap steels have a very emotional sound. I used to think they had too much of a hillbilly country sound to them until I heard David Gilmore play them in Pink Floyd.

  • DaSpacechoechechoz

    Agree with the sensible majority here, I own both: Fender Strat has more Strat mojo, because, well, it's a Fender strat. Nothing will ever match that combination of hardware, tone wood, pickups, neck, etc. I get more "happy accidents" and random magic from the Strat. However, Suhr is a more playable instrument overall, w/better stability/tuning. It's much better behaved, making it really the better guitar, especially dependable in critical studio and live applications. Strat is like 1969 Ford Mustang, Suhr is like 1996 BMW M3, if you get cars. Put another way, I write about 80% on the strat in terms of pure inspiration and creativity, and tend to record/play live/practice more with the Suhr. It's just incredibly pleasant to play, quieter, more reliable. Bravo for calling out the ugly "country bend" thing with the Suhr...that sort of says it all. The Suhr can do pretty much every trick the Strat can do, save for one. But that one trick on a Strat covers massive sonic mojo territory. It's a big trick, like making the Statue of Liberty disappear or something.

  • Gary Young
    Gary Young Month ago

    Can you use a lap steel capo with the benders?

    • Kbald
      Kbald 22 days ago

      Hey Gary, I haven’t tried it so I’m not entirely sure but would love to find out.

  • Jason Juarez
    Jason Juarez Month ago

    awesome👍🏼

    • Kbald
      Kbald Month ago

      Thanks 🙏☺️

  • Jorge Ibañez
    Jorge Ibañez Month ago

    Only in the brain of John Lennon could created this song

  • Alan
    Alan Month ago

    Wow what a cover 100 out of 10

    • Kbald
      Kbald Month ago

      Thank you man 🙏☺️🤘

  • I Use Raw Eggs in Power Shakes

    There's all kinds of variations you could come up with. On top of that, you could have your kid sister randomly display some flash cards of another key to switch to.

    • Kbald
      Kbald Month ago

      Or use the circle of 5ths

  • Keefe Borden
    Keefe Borden Month ago

    THank you for the video. I hope you had a good trip to the US South.

    • Kbald
      Kbald Month ago

      Thank you man 👍 Had a great trip and already looking forward to the next one ☺️

  • Roland J Gutierrez

    The best I'm upset with all my other inquiries on this this was imo the best how to thank you hopefully no more trying to figure my setup this is it ..

  • Max Peck
    Max Peck Month ago

    One of the best things I've ever heard anyone play solo. Just brilliant. I have a Nash Tele with a bunch of holes in it from an incorrectly installed cheap Bigsby kit so I don't care about drilling holes. Well done Edit: Don't care about drilling holes meaning I'd love to try one of those G/B benders. Do the arms swing out of the way when you're not using it?

    • Kbald
      Kbald Month ago

      Hey Max! Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the video ☺️

  • Jack Levy
    Jack Levy Month ago

    Nobody uses those springs. I like the Fender sound better. The Suhr sounds like 'not a Fender' :) Great guitar, neither one is better

  • lebichon aucitron

    Very interresting, thanks,

    • Kbald
      Kbald Month ago

      Thank you for watching 🙏

  • Oscar Stern
    Oscar Stern Month ago

    I have an Acoustic Bass VI.

  • Oscar Stern
    Oscar Stern Month ago

    You should probably get a set of 24-100 Gauge Bass VI Strings cause they're better balance tension wise and the 100 Gauge Low E will have even better intonation.

    • Kbald
      Kbald Month ago

      Thanks for the tip. Might give those a try 👍

  • Oscar Stern
    Oscar Stern Month ago

    Thankfully Fender updated the String set for it, it's now a 24-100 Gauge String set.

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  • Loilicorne 17615
    Loilicorne 17615 Month ago

    Extra T H I C K