Here’s something you’ve probably never seen. The Jackson Steel Guitar Company has introduced the SlideKing Bass, an instrument that blends a bass guitar with a pedal steel guitar. Introduced at Summer NAMM this year, the bass is set up horizontally with pedals and comes in 4- or 5-string models.
It’s built with a solid hard rock maple body and neck with a lacquer finish. The SlideKing comes with three foot pedals that change its tuning on the fly, just like a pedal steel. The pickup is a single coil designed by late, great pedal steel guitarist Shot Jackson. If you’re wondering what in the world that would sound like, check out this demo by Zane King:
The Jackson Steel Guitar Company SlideKing comes in black, turquoise, red and white colors. It has a base price of $1,995, which includes the instrument, legs, pedal rods, pedal bars and foot pedals. Custom options are available.
Jackson Steel Guitar Company SlideKing Bass Details:
|Strings:||4 or 5|
|Design:||Designed by Jackson Steel Guitar Company (originators/builders of Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitars)|
|Body and neck:||Solid hard rock maple with lacquer finish|
|Fretboard:||Classic Sho-Bud style fretboard with hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs|
|Keyhead:||Custom Jackson Steel design|
|Pickup:||Single Coil Shot Jackson design|
|Available options:||4 foot pedals|
|Custom pedal setups:||Accommodated|
For more information:
Jackson Steel Guitar Company