I was wondering which gauge of strings to use on a Lap Steel.
Will standard lights i.e 12s work fine?
Also what kind of slide to use?
Also that typical HW tones comes by plugging the lap steel clean or using some effects?
here may be some useful information re: strings, gauges and tunings.
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Most people now use a C6 tuning to play old country music and Western swing on a lap steel, on a 6 string that's CEGACE from low to high. The low C is the one on the third fret of the A string of a standard tuned guitar, so you'll need a special string set.
What GHS puts in their 6-string C6 set are: 015, 017, 022, 026, 030w, 036w