Shubb RR2 Robert Randolph Guitar Steel
Robert Randolph guitar steels designed for the steel guitar sensation, these bars are just right for the modern steel guitarist.
Robert Randolph is taking the steel guitar into a whole new direction, and people are sitting up and taking notice. We couldn't help but notice that he was using one of our bars.
Our man Gary Mobley went to hear him play, and got a chance to chat with him backstage. Robert said that he loved our bars just as they were, but when Gary asked "If you could have it exactly the way you want..." then Robert began making some suggestions.
A few generations of prototypes later, we arrived at the two bars that Robert now endorses and uses exclusively.
Straight ends, greatest lengthand mass
6.8 oz. for power and speed
3.25" in length
Our guitar steels are now made of solid stainless steel...
• Resists nicks and scratches far better than a plated bar.
And if it ever should get a nick or scratch, it can be buffed out, unlike a plated bar.
• No plating to wear off.
Any plated bar will wear down, and people end up replacing them. A stainless bar will remain as good as new indefinitely — outlasting a drawer full of worn out plated bars.
• An incredible value at its price.
Solid stainless steel bars typically cost double the price of the SP or RR steel.
It is a change we have long been considering. It is a significant product upgrade, plus it makes sense on other levels. Quality control problems have increased over the years, as plating shops must comply with higher standards in their use of chemicals and disposal of waste. No one wants to come down on the wrong side of an environmental issue, and while stainless steel might not leap to mind as a stereotypical green solution, in this case it is. By moving away from plating on this product, we are endeavoring to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.