Wait, So That’s a Pedal Steel…. Bass?

I know your dilemma. You practiced the hell out of your pedal steel guitar in an attempt to innovate by integrating the instrument into your blackened grind project, but now every hipster out there is sliding and pedaling their way around that horizontal fretboard while they sip their sarsaparillas and chew their tobaccos. Now it’s back to the drawing board: you need some kind of new, fresh sound.

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The Jackson Steel Guitar Company have stepped up to the challenge of fulfilling your obscure needs. They’ve created the SlideKing pedal steel… bass. It comes in not just 4 but 5-string models, because what, was a 4-string version alone just too conventional? You can even get one in turquoise, if you want to be 100% sure that anyone who glances in the vicinity of your instrument will think “what in the sam fuck bucket is that thing.”

In all seriousness, I think this bass is ruddy awesome. Sure, there are maybe 20 people on the planet who are itching to buy one, but I would like to meet those people and beg them to begin creating music with a SlideKing immediately.

The SlideKing pricing starts at $1995, including the legs, rods, bars, and pedals. Soaring confidence and exhilaration are also included.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.