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If you’ve never played a Dobro or resonator guitar before, you may have no idea what a tone bar is.  A tone bar, also called Dobro steel, looks like half of a metal tube.  It’s usually held in the left hand and used to play the Dobro by pressing it against the strings.  The reason for this is due to the way a resonator guitar is made.  The strings on Dobros are up and away from the fretboard, not held down against it like on a traditional guitar.  By pressing the tone bar against the strings in different places, the player can create different pitches.

Why use a tone bar?  Well, you don’t have to—you can use pretty much anything to play your resonator guitar or lap steel guitar.  However, a tone bar is created especially for this task.  A steel tone bar makes the strings resonate longer, which creates a very distinctive sound.

Tone bars are fairly inexpensive.  You can find one for $25 or $30.  Some have different cutaway designs or weigh a bit more, which changes the sound you get.  A few brand names include Shubb-Pearse, Dunlop, and Stevens.

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Professional Steel Electric Guitar Slide Dobro Tone Bar
Professional Steel Electric Guitar Slide Dobro Tone Bar $12.99
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Imperial Valley Guitar Co Cutaway Snubnose Tone BarSlide for Dobro Lap Steel
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Vintage STEVENS APM Co SLIDE STEEL GUITAR DOBRO TONE BAR
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Stainless Steel Tone Guitar Slide Bar for Pedal Steel Dobro Hawian Guit
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STEVENS APM Co SLIDE STEEL GUITAR DOBRO TONE BAR
STEVENS APM Co SLIDE STEEL GUITAR DOBRO TONE BAR $7.99 (1 Bid)
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Black Vitrolite Bar SLide Custom Glass Lap Pedal Steel Guitar Tone Bar Dobro
Black Vitrolite Bar SLide Custom Glass Lap Pedal Steel Guitar Tone Bar Dobro $24.00
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Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable
Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable $13.30
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Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable
Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable $14.59
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New Solid Stainless Steel Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Dobro Hawian Guitar Parts
New Solid Stainless Steel Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Dobro Hawian Guitar Parts $4.29
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SHUBB PEARSE SP1 TONE BAR DOBRO STEEL GUITAR HAWAIIAN
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Vitrolite Bar SLide Custom Glass Lap Pedal Steel Guitar Tone Bar Dobro
Vitrolite Bar SLide Custom Glass Lap Pedal Steel Guitar Tone Bar Dobro $26.00
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Oahu Tone Bar Vintage Pedal Steel Lap Steel Dobro Resonator Great Condition
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Solid Stainless Steel Tone Bar Guitar Slide For Dobro Hawian Guitar Parts
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Steel Bar for Weissenborn Lap Steel Guitar TONEBARSLIDELAPSTEELBEDIAZDOBRO
Steel Bar for Weissenborn Lap Steel Guitar TONEBARSLIDELAPSTEELBEDIAZDOBRO $27.32
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Stevens Tone Bar APM Co Vintage Pedal Steel Lap Steel Dobro Resonator
Stevens Tone Bar APM Co Vintage Pedal Steel Lap Steel Dobro Resonator $49.00
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Steel Bar for Weissenborn Lap Steel Guitar TONEBARSLIDELAPSTEELBEDIAZDOBRO
Steel Bar for Weissenborn Lap Steel Guitar TONEBARSLIDELAPSTEELBEDIAZDOBRO $18.65
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DUNLOP TONE BAR 920 750oz 7 8 x 3 1 4 STEEL DOBRO
DUNLOP TONE BAR 920 750oz 7 8 x 3 1 4 STEEL DOBRO $24.79
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DUNLOP TONE BAR 919 45 OZ 3 4 x 2 3 4 STEEL DOBRO
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NEW VIPER F600 LAPSTEEL DOBRO RESONATOR SLIDE TONE BAR
NEW VIPER F600 LAPSTEEL DOBRO RESONATOR SLIDE TONE BAR $18.95
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DUNLOP TONE BAR 925 535 OZ 5 8 x 2 7 8 STEEL DOBRO
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2X Chrome Steel Cylinder Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm
2X Chrome Steel Cylinder Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm $8.44
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SHUBB PEARSE SP3 TONE BAR DOBRO STEEL GUITAR HAWAIIAN
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NEW Dunlop 920 Round Nose Tonebar Dobro Steel Slide Added Sustain
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NEW Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar Dobro Steel Slide Added Sustain
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Antique Vintage DOBRO LAP STEEL HAWAIIAN GUITAR SLIDE TONE BAR Diamond pattern
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Vintage Elton DOBRO LAP STEEL HAWAIIAN GUITAR SLIDE TONE BAR
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Antique Vintage DOBRO LAP STEEL HAWAIIAN GUITAR SLIDE TONE BAR Diamond pattern
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Vintage Oahu DOBRO LAP STEEL HAWAIIAN GUITAR SLIDE TONE BAR
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Antique Vintage DOBRO LAP STEEL HAWAIIAN GUITAR SLIDE TONE BAR Diamond pattern
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NEW Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar Dobro Steel Slide Added Sustain
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Resonator slide guitar acc pack slides tonebar Shubb Dobro capo picks strings
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1930s 1940s Tonebar Slide For Lapsteel Pedal Steel Oahu USA Made Dobro Vintage
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1930s 1940s TONEBAR SLIDE FOR LAPSTEEL PEDAL STEEL GUITAR OAHU USA MADE DOBRO
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Dunlop Round Nose Tonebar Stainless Steel Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Lap Steel
Dunlop Round Nose Tonebar Stainless Steel Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Lap Steel $17.95
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1930s NICK MANOLOFF TONEBAR SLIDE LAPSTEEL PEDALSTEEL DOBRO 1940S USA VINTAGE
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STEVENS STEEL SLIDE LAP DOBRO HAWAIIAN PEDAL GUITAR TONE BAR NEW
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DUNLOP 925 ERGO TONE BAR DOBRO LAP STAINLESS STEEL 535oz GUITAR SLIDE NEW
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Solid Stainless Steel Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Hawian Guitar Solid Stainless Steel Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Hawian Guitar
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Description: Round nose tone bar guitar slide for Pedal Steel, Dobro and Hawaiian type guitars Excellent intonation and superior sustain Centerless ground stainless steel to a precise tolerance Perfect for creating the bright metallic tones Designed specifically for Jerry Byrd, Premier Hawaiian Guitar Players Measurement (L x D): Approx...

Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar, Chromed Brass Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar, Chromed Brass
List Price: $47.24
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The Dunlop Lap Dawg Tonebar sports lap steel and dobro players an even more accurate, fast, and efficient way to get awesome sounds! The Lap Dawg Tonebar features a larger radius for more sustain and better vibrato than you'd get with a standard tonebar, while its angled sides allow for more control over fast runs, hammer-ons, and pull-offs...

Dunlop 920 Stainless Steel Tonebar Dunlop 920 Stainless Steel Tonebar
List Price: $39.27
Sale Price: $15.75

Round nose tonebars for pedal steel, Dobro and Hawaiian-type guitars. Made of high-quality stainless steel for long lifeand available in four sizes. 920 Professional (7.5 oz., 7/8" x 3-1/4")

Hardwood and Stainless Steel Dobro Bar Hardwood and Stainless Steel Dobro Bar
List Price: $46.95
Sale Price: $29.95
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A new concept in guitar steels. The handle is crafted of fine hardwood for optimum comfort and control; the playing surface is machined of stainless steel for maximum durability. The GS Steel represents the most significant step yet in the evolution of the guitar steel.

Pedal Slide / Tone Bar for Lap Steel and Resonator style guitars Pedal Slide / Tone Bar for Lap Steel and Resonator style guitars
List Price: $197.99
Sale Price: $159.99

Introducing the Pedal Slide by Axtremity. For Lap Steel, Resinator, Pedal Steel and Slide Guitar Players. Introduced for the 1st time at Winter NAMM 2015 in Anaheim, CA. Every now and then, a new invention comes along and revolutionizes the musical instrument world...

Tokky Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable Tokky Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable
Sale Price: $17.09

Material: steelWidth: 22 mmLength: 76 mm1 x Slide bar

Shubb GS-10 Guitar Steel Shubb GS-10 Guitar Steel
List Price: $46.95
Sale Price: $29.11

The Shubb company collaborated with designer Gary Swallows to make this unique, stylish and practical guitar steel. With its top of carved hardwood and playing surface of stainless steel, this innovative steel provides a unique playing experience...

Chinatera Professional Handhold Dobro Slide Tone Bar for Six-string Hawaiian Electric Guitar Steel Chinatera Professional Handhold Dobro Slide Tone Bar for Six-string Hawaiian Electric Guitar Steel
List Price: $30.00
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2x Chrome Steel Cylinder Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm & 60mm 2x Chrome Steel Cylinder Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm & 60mm
Sale Price: $33.00

Specifications: Features: High quality stainless steel guitar slides ofer superior sustain. Bright resonant tone, excellent intonation. High quality 2mm thick walls, won't chip, flake, or rust. Inside diameter 20...

Beyond Stainless Steel Solid Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Hawian Guitar Chrome Beyond Stainless Steel Solid Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Hawian Guitar Chrome
Sale Price: $8.69

Round nose tone bar guitar slide for Pedal Steel, Dobro and Hawaiian type guitars Excellent intonation and superior sustain Centerless ground stainless steel to a precise tolerance Perfect for creating the bright metallic tones Designed specifically for Jerry Byrd, Premier Hawaiian Guitar Players Length: approx 83...

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December 22nd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

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