I'm working on a long distance project with my former guitarist. He found himself in an alternative country groove one day, laid down some tracks, and asked me to do something with them. I was honored, of course, and began work right away.
For one song in particular, he recorded some slide guitar licks on his Ovation Celebrity; his playing fit perfectly, but that guitar sound didn't do it any justice. Acoustic guitars, when played with a slide, sound spitty and thin, with too much attack and little body. I just couldn't get it to sit well in the mix - it desperately needed dobro. EQ'ing was not enough. I had to find a way to model one using his existing track.
Fortunately, modern advances in digital audio and a little ingenuity paid off nicely. In my debut Instructable (debut meaning first one, so be nice) I will attempt to show you how to turn your acoustic guitar sound into one more closely resembling a dobro. Examples are included so you can hear it for yourself.
Step 1: Disclaimers
Second, while we will not be modifying much more than a pre-recorded audio track, you will need to perform surgery on a loudspeaker. You will, in essence, destroy the speaker in the process. This means you will need to use a speaker you don't care about. Don't go ripping up your $1,000 near-field monitors and then come crying to me.
Third, while we will not use anything dangerous like power tools, if you maim or kill yourself in the process of replicating this Instructable I am not liable. I'll tell your grieving family, "I'm sorry for your loss; however, it just means (your name) is a moron and shouldn't have owned a (whatever you used to kill yourself)."