Ever see a Slide Piano Log?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dave Grossman, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. This was built and is played by Dan Rathbun of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.




    It's a cool sounding instrument. I want one!


    - Dave
  2. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Kinda looks like a rough version of the bass lap steel that Hugh Manson built for John Paul Jones several years ago.
  3. Ah, you mean this:


    The Slide Piano Log is about 5 or 6 feet long. It would take two laps to hold it. :D

    And, the pickup can slide back and forth too. It has piano strings on it. The low string is probably thicker than the low C# on those Adlers.

    - Dave
  4. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY

  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    It that what they use to make those super deep notes on some of the songs?

    Kick ass. SGU rocks.
  6. Dirty Road Cola

    Dirty Road Cola Guest

    Sep 8, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    When SGM was in Gainesville, I talked to Nils about knowing you (at least your name on the internet forum, heh) and he said you were a fantastic bass player.

    Dan is also a very nice fellow and that log sounds fantastic.
  7. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    With a band name like that, their amazingness does not come as a suprise.
  8. Sweet, that was pretty cool of him. Nils is a great guy. I'm good friends with his old Idiot Flesh band-mate, Gene Jun. We used to have a band called BARGOOMA! ( http://www.unpronounceable.com/bargooma/ ). We're looking for a new drummer.

    I tried to get Dan to make me one but he was too busy. :(


    - Dave
  9. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I went back and listened for it. Is the "fretless" slide breakdown on Powerless played with that thing?

    I wish I could see them live.
  10. Yeah, that's the one it's most noticable on. I forgot what other tracks it's on.

    The percussive harmonic sounds are also the log.

    - Dave
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Just incase there are some ATLiens' that would like to catch GSM this evening:

    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, w/ Untied States

    Mon., March 7
    $8 The Earl
    488 Flat Shoals Ave.
    Atlanta, GA

    *sorry for the last minute post, I just notice it myself when I was cruising throught the creative loafing rag...
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