Well, I took the offer on Reverb, and now its on a UPS truck!

Dan, I have a Sho-Bud pedal steel, but will usually take a lap steel to a jam. After owning a couple, I found a deal on a Gretsch 5700, I've tuned it E9 like the 'Bud, and it holds tune really well! One has to do slants to get a pedal type sound, but it is a quick, in and out, guitar setup.
(They are now made in China), but well made, and inexpensive.