The Steel Guitar Forum
  No Peddlers
  Superior "Weissenborn" Mexican Instrument

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
your profile | join | preferences | help | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Superior "Weissenborn" Mexican Instrument
Buck Dilly

From: Branchville, NJ, USA

posted 22 May 2002 08:07 PM     profile   send email     edit
(Weiss..Copy that is.)
Is anyone out there using these "Superior" steels made in Mexico. I purchased mine from a store in Berkley, CA. THe materials and craftsmanship are both excellent. Your Input? Reviews? Pickups used? etc.

Steels and Guitars. Emmons PP, Nationals, Dan-O's, ES 340, Tube Amps only! "Blue Sparks From Hell", "Kings in Disguise".

[This message was edited by Buck Dilly on 22 May 2002 at 08:08 PM.]

Rick Aiello

From: Berryville, VA USA

posted 22 May 2002 09:44 PM     profile   send email     edit
I really like mine ... especially since I replaced the plastic bridge piece with a steel one. The action was too low ... but now

I don't have a pickup .... just use it on the porch.

Steve G

From: San Leandro, CA, USA

posted 22 May 2002 10:27 PM     profile   send email     edit
I have one, really like it. I've had it for a couple of years now. Soon I will put a Fishman pickup in it. Right now I have a Lace sensor acoustic pickup across the sound hole but I don't like it very much. My acoustic guitars have Fishman p/u's, they sound really good, hopefully they will sound good in a lap guitar. I used it last night, played mostly acoustic blues on it. I'm going to get another one so I can use several tunings.

Steve G

Andy Volk

From: Boston, MA

posted 23 May 2002 03:16 AM     profile   send email     edit
I had a Fishman "rare earth" single coil in my Weissenborn for a while but sold it 'cause I didin't like the sound - way too much 60 cycle hum & spikey treble.
Bill Leff

From: Santa Cruz, CA, USA

posted 23 May 2002 07:08 AM     profile   send email     edit
I've got the Superior with a spruce top, and lord knows what sides and back, rope binding. I replaced the bridge with one fashioned from metal. I love mine and think it's a great deal for the money. It's a really versatile instrument.

The "cons" are it is pretty delicate (the finish isn't the greatest) and the string spacing is a little too wide.

When I bought mine, I played about 10, including some of the older "K&S" brand
guitars he had made in Mexico prior to the Superior brand. The Superiors sound better and louder. I liked the spruce top model the best in terms of tone.

Stephen Gambrell

From: Ware Shoals, South Carolina, USA

posted 23 May 2002 03:45 PM     profile   send email     edit
Where can I get one? Are they expensive?
Brad Bechtel

From: San Francisco, CA

posted 23 May 2002 05:56 PM     profile   send email     edit
They're made by Berkeley Music in Berkeley, California. The prices are very reasonable, too.
Brad's Page of Steel
A web site devoted to acoustic & electric lap steel guitars

[This message was edited by Brad Bechtel on 23 May 2002 at 05:59 PM.]

All times are Pacific (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Catalog of Pedal Steel Music Products

Note: Messages not explicitly copyrighted are in the Public Domain.

Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46

The greatest musical hands in the world, now on CD!
"Legends of the Incredible Lap Steel"