I’ve been collaborating with a singer/songwriter/guitarist Ell Phillips who asked me to put some pedal steel on her recordings.
I started off with my dobro as it’s just easier to sit at a computer and rewind over a song while you learn it with a dobro than it is to sit at a pedal steel.
In the end I just recorded the tune with my dobro, which I think goes pretty well with Ell’s lovely acoustic guitar arrangement and beautiful vocals.
I struggled with getting a good recorded sound, to begin with but I ended up using an SM57 microphone for one channel and the output from the dobro’s bridge resonator pickup on another. Between the two of them I reckon I got a nice sound.