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What raises do you have on the top 2 strings of your E9th?
None
4%
 4%  [ 6 ]
F# to G only
16%
 16%  [ 21 ]
F# to G# only
16%
 16%  [ 21 ]
F# to G# and D# to E together
53%
 53%  [ 66 ]
F# to G# and D# to E separated
3%
 3%  [ 4 ]
D# to E only
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
Something totally different
4%
 4%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 124

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chris ivey


From:
california - r.i.p.
Post Posted 12 Nov 2011 9:50 am     Reply with quote

i'm still old school also (or lazy) with just f# to g.
i figured i'd rather just hope to create some interesting licks of my own rather than continuing the practice of repeating other people's stuff. my copedant is odd enough already.
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b0b


From:
Northern California
Post Posted 12 Nov 2011 5:45 pm     Reply with quote

The results of this poll have been very surprising to me. Whoa!
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Fred Glave


From:
McHenry, Illinois, USA
Post Posted 12 Nov 2011 7:10 pm     Reply with quote

How did you think it would come out bOb? I think the two ways that would be used most is the F# to G, and F# to G# with D# to E. It kind of makes sense that a higher percentage of votes go to using those two raises. If you figure that the F# to G# and D# to E are a more modern change and many players want to be able to play newer music. And then the older school change of F# to G is still a very valuable raise. I wonder how many people have a 1/2 stop on 1st string or not?
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Dean Parks


From:
Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Post Posted 12 Nov 2011 7:44 pm     Reply with quote

as per Paul Franklin's suggestion, and by his example

1st string F# to G#, with a feel stop at G
2nd string D# to E, beginning at the feel stop
same lever, 7th str F# to G#, with a feel stop at G

The 7th and 2nd strings don't feel stop perfectly in tune, so I optimize for the 7th string G, leaving the 1st string G a little out... I correct with a slant. Paul optimizes for the 1st string G, he told me.
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robert kramer


From:
Nashville TN
Post Posted 13 Nov 2011 8:18 am     Reply with quote

I have these pulls on the RKR - raising the 1st string a whole step - the 2nd string a half step and the 7th string a whole step. The RKR also lowers the 3rd string C6th a half step.

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Dave Stewart


From:
Chicago
Post Posted 14 Nov 2011 8:44 am     String Raises Reply with quote

I do a forward bar slant like Lloyd Green to raise my 2nd string from D# to E, which I almost always use in unison with string 4 (which of course is also an E note). Lloyd performs this musical piece in the solo for "Remember When"...

"REMEMBER WHEN" TABS

I find that doing a forward bar slant gives me a unique sound quite different from using a knee lever to raise string 2. I also enjoy doing bar slants and feel like I have more control over my music.

I use a knee lever to raise string 1 a whole tone from F# to G#. I very often raise string 1 a whole tone simultaneously while also raising string 6 a half tone from G# to A. The two strings sound great together. I could do this with a bar slant, but it doesn't sound near as good.
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Jim Hoke


From:
Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2011 8:06 pm     Reply with quote

I raise 1&2 to G# and E. I like doubling E's and G#'s with 1,2, 3and 4 and then widening them out. Or starting w/ the doubled pair and then letting off the 1 &2 raise while raising 3&4 w/ pedal 3 for contrary motion. This works nicely going from 1 to 5 chords, or in other chordal applications.
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Thiel Hatt


From:
Utah, USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2011 8:42 pm     Reply with quote

F# to G on one Lever and then F# to G# with D# to E on a another lever. Still another lever with D# lowered to D and to C# with a feel stop.
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Ryan Barwin


From:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 16 Nov 2011 12:30 am     Reply with quote

I raise string 1 to G and G# with a feel stop and raise string 2 to E.
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