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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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STEVENS STEEL SLIDE LAP DOBRO HAWAIIAN PEDAL GUITAR TONE BAR NEW
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NEW Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar Dobro Steel Slide Added Sustain
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NEW VIPER F600 LAPSTEEL DOBRO RESONATOR SLIDE TONE BAR
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1930s NICK MANOLOFF TONEBAR SLIDE LAPSTEEL PEDALSTEEL DOBRO 1940S USA VINTAGE
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New Solid Stainless Steel Tone Bar Guitar Slide for Dobro Hawian Guitar Parts
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Red Vitrolite Bar SLide Custom Glass Lap Pedal Steel Guitar Tone Bar Dobro
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Silver Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Hawaiian Electric Guitar Stringed Instrument
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Steel Bar for Weissenborn Lap Steel Guitar TONEBARSLIDELAPSTEELBEDIAZDOBRO
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Black Vitrolite Bar SLide Custom Glass Lap Pedal Steel Guitar Tone Bar Dobro
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NEW Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg Tonebar Dobro Steel Slide Added Sustain
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Jade Vitrolite Bar SLide Custom Glass Lap Pedal Steel Guitar Tone Bar Dobro
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Vintage STEVENS PATENT NUMBER TONEBAR SLIDE FOR LAPSTEEL APM PEDALSTEEL DOBRO
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DUNLOP TONE BAR 920 750oz 7 8 x 3 1 4 STEEL DOBRO
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Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Electric Guitar Stringed Instruments Portable
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Silver Slide Dobro Tone Bar for Hawaiian Electric Guitar Stringed Instrument
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Classic Dobro Hawaiian Silver Tone Metal Guitar Tonebar Slide Portable
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2X Chrome Steel Cylinder Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm
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1930s 1940s Tonebar Slide For Lapsteel Pedal Steel Oahu USA Made Dobro Vintage
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Chrome Steel Cylinder Guitar Slide Dobro Hawaiian Guitar Tone Bar 70mm
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DUNLOP TONE BAR 919 45 OZ 3 4 x 2 3 4 STEEL DOBRO
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Shubb SP2 Pearse Lap Pedal Steel Guitar Dobro Tone Bar Double Cutaway Capo SP 2
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Hardwood and Stainless Steel Dobro Bar Hardwood and Stainless Steel Dobro Bar
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The Shubb GS-1 resophonic steel bar slide has a handle crafted of fine hardwood for optimum comfort and control. The playing surface is machined of stainless steel for maximum durability. Balanced. Designed for clean pull offs...

Jim Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg 5.1-Oz 3/4-Dia Jim Dunlop 926 Lap Dawg 5.1-Oz 3/4-Dia
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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...

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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Features 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, it is beautiful and practical Specification: Material: steel Width: 22 mm Length: 76 mm Included 1 x Slide bar

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 920 Stainless Tonebar Dunlop 920 Stainless Tonebar
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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")

Professional Handhold Slide Tone Bar for Six-string Electric Guitar High Quality Professional Handhold Slide Tone Bar for Six-string Electric Guitar High Quality
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Specifications: Material: steel Width: 22 mm Length: 76 mm Package Contents: 1 x Slide bar

fitTek® Stainless Steel Chrome Tone Bar Guitar Slide -Silver fitTek® Stainless Steel Chrome Tone Bar Guitar Slide -Silver
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Features: * Material: Stainless steel * Color: Silver * 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...

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...

Shubb C6B Dobro Capo Shubb C6B Dobro Capo
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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
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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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December 22nd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

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