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Re: Pedal Steel guitar

Postby andy » Thu May 18, 2017 7:50 pm

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andy wrote:I've been playing a Fender 400 model for the last five years and I love it. It is limited in what it can do but I find satisfaction in making it work. If you want to learn modern steel styles than go for the stage one. They are great guitars !


Hey, Andy. Good to see more steelers over here. I've thought about picking up something like a 400 for C6. What tuning are you using on it?


I'm using an E9 tuning (like a ten string but without strings one and two. I've got six pedals on mine. The first three are a standard Emmons setup. Pedal 4 lowers the E's, P5 lowers the D to a C, and P6 raises the high E to an F# for quick pentatonic fills without raising the high B to a C# like P3.
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Re: Pedal Steel guitar

Postby Strangeways » Tue May 23, 2017 9:50 am

Interesting. So, no levers on it? Did the Fender 400 ever have levers?
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Re: Pedal Steel guitar - it's here!

Postby my bloody television » Tue May 23, 2017 5:18 pm

well, it arrived tonight! I have to say, it is a very intimidating instrument on first go. After familiarizing myself with the tuning a bit I feel like I could start to get the hang off this, but it'll definitely take some serious 'shedding.

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Re: Pedal Steel guitar - it's here!

Postby Strangeways » Wed May 24, 2017 10:28 am

my bloody television wrote:well, it arrived tonight! I have to say, it is a very intimidating instrument on first go. After familiarizing myself with the tuning a bit I feel like I could start to get the hang off this, but it'll definitely take some serious 'shedding.

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Congrats! You're in for a hell of a ride. It is a bit intimidating at first. I would strongly suggest spending a lot of time on right hand technique first and foremost. There's a lot going on while playing but your right hand is the captain...err anchor. If you've done much in the way of fingerpicking on guitar, banjo, etc., you'll have a leg up. This book helped me get going - https://www.amazon.com/Pedal-Steel-Guit ... 082560169X. Tons of info on the steel guitar forum as well!
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Re: Pedal Steel guitar

Postby andy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:24 am

So how is the steel playing going?
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Re: Pedal Steel guitar

Postby my bloody television » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:11 am

Great so far! Had an opportunity to sit in with my friends band for a live video session recently...will post here when's it's available. Getting the hang of the basics but it'll be a long road until I feel technically proficient. I can definitely hold my own with other people now which feels like a big accomplishment for me.
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Re: Pedal Steel guitar

Postby andy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:11 am

That's great! It is a long road but very exciting when you figure out new licks and tricks. I should have a double neck in my possession soon. I'll share some pics!
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Re: Pedal Steel guitar

Postby my bloody television » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:06 pm

awesome, can't wait to see! I can already sense that there will someday be a doubleneck in my future haha.
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Re: Pedal Steel guitar

Postby lazycircles » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:51 pm

I'm giving this old MSA sidekick a shot. Picked it up on the cheap and having a ton of fun so far. Right now just sounding like a hack version of Daniel Lanois. Not really interested in classic country styles, but still trying to learn the basics, which so far, seems like stuff on the web is tailored to country.

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