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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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Portable Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instrument Steel
Portable Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instrument Steel $10.79
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Pro Handhold Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Six string Electric Guitar High Quality
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Willys Slides Dobro National Lap Pedal Steel Tone Bar
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Willys Slides Acoustic Dobro National Lap Pedal Steel Tone Bar Weissenborn
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Vintage Stevens Tone Bar Lap Steel Dobro Hawaiian APM Co
Vintage Stevens Tone Bar Lap Steel Dobro Hawaiian APM Co $17.00
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STEVENS STEEL SLIDE LAP DOBRO HAWAIIAN PEDAL GUITAR TONE BAR NEW
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Professional Steel Slide Dobro Tone Bar For Six string Hawaiian Electric Guitar
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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 $28.00
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Steel Bar for Weissenborn Lap Steel Guitar TONEBARSLIDELAPSTEELBEDIAZDOBRO
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Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable
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Professional Steel Electric Guitar Slide Dobro Tone Bar
Professional Steel Electric Guitar Slide Dobro Tone Bar $12.36
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For Dobro Hawian Guitar Guitar Slide Round Nose Solid Stainless Steel Tone Bar
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Portable Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instrument
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Stainless Steel Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments
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New Electric Guitar Slide Tonebar Dobro Bar Silver Stringed Instruments Portable
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Stainless Steel Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments
Stainless Steel Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments $11.75
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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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Pro Handhold Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Six string Electric Guitar High Quality
Pro Handhold Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Six string Electric Guitar High Quality $11.38
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Portable Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Guitar Electric Stringed Instrument
Portable Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Guitar Electric Stringed Instrument $13.01
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Jim Dunlop 925 Ergo Tonebar Tone Bar for Pedal Steel Dobro Hawaiian Guitar
Jim Dunlop 925 Ergo Tonebar Tone Bar for Pedal Steel Dobro Hawaiian Guitar $20.00
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Solid Stainless Steel Guitar Slide Tone Bar For Dobro Hawian Guitar Round Nose
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NEW Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar Dobro Steel Slide Added Sustain
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Round Nose Guitar Slide For Dobro Hawian Guitar Tone Bar Solid Stainless Steel
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Jim Dunlop 925 Ergo Tonebar Tone Bar for Pedal Steel Dobro Hawaiian Guitar
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Portable Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instrument
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2X Chrome Steel Cylinder Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm
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Chrome Steel Cylinder Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm
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Stainless Steel Tone Guitar Slide Bar for Pedal Steel Dobro Hawian Guitar
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Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar, Chromed Brass Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar, Chromed Brass
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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...

Hardwood and Stainless Steel Dobro Bar Hardwood and Stainless Steel Dobro Bar
List Price: $46.95
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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.

Dunlop 920 Stainless Steel Tonebar Dunlop 920 Stainless Steel Tonebar
List Price: $39.27
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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")

Kuwand Solid Stainless Steel Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Hawian Guitar Kuwand 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...

LYWS Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable LYWS Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable
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Designed for professional Hawaiian electric guitar players, this product is suitable for six-string Hawaiian electric guitars. A necessity for many professional players of Hawaiian electric guitars Special design, beautiful and practical...

Pedal Slide / Tone Bar for Lap Steel and Resonator style guitars Pedal Slide / Tone Bar for Lap Steel and Resonator style guitars
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NOW AVAILABLE IN BULLNOSE OR 15 DEGREE CUT. ALSO YOUR CHOICE OF BAR WEIGHT. CHOOSE FROM 6.3 oz. / 7.5 oz. (most popular) or 8.3 oz. Another upgrade to all Pedal Slide Models is the ergonomic Finger Loop...

M Y Fly Young Slide Tone Bar Guitar Stainless steel Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm 60mm 2PCS 1 Set Gold Silver (gold+silver) M Y Fly Young Slide Tone Bar Guitar Stainless steel Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm 60mm 2PCS 1 Set Gold Silver (gold+silver)
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2 Silver long+short: Color: Silver Material: Stainless steel Dimensions: 2.36 in x 0.98 in (6.0 cm x 2.5 cm Item Weight: 3.74 oz (106 g) Application: Used to play slide rod guitar, Bruce jazz style, etc...

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
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Beyond Stainless Steel Solid Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Hawian Guitar Chrome Beyond Stainless Steel Solid Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Hawian Guitar Chrome
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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...

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
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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...

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