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Donald Horne


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Huntington Beach, California, USA
Post Posted 14 Aug 2017 2:40 pm     Reply with quote

I hope this is the right area to post in, I've really been getting into my C6 neck and having a blast playing it, right now I have a pretty standard set up but the only lever I have is dropping string 3 down to B, which I use constantly, I plan on adding another lever and hoped I might be able to get some suggestions of a fun change to add, Im looking for more of a single note blues type change over another big jazz chord thing, I'm really into the jim murphy style of C6, does anybody know his copendant? anyhow any suggestions would be great, thanks so much for your time
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post Posted 14 Aug 2017 8:07 pm     Reply with quote

Here's some common changes:
Raise 3 or 3&7 to C#
Raise 4 or 4&8 to Bb
Lower 4 or 4&8 to Ab (I lower 4 to Ab and 8 to G)
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Herb Steiner


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Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 15 Aug 2017 5:03 am     Reply with quote

The changes Lane suggests are the standards.

Personally, I use C-B and A-Bb most frequently.

C-C# comes in a close third (as an A7 dominant, an Faug with p.6, and with p.5 for a full A6).

I do use A-Ab as well, primarily for augmenteds but also for moving lines with minor chords.

I also have a vertical lever on C6. Depending on the guitar I'm playing at the time, it either raises s.1 D-Eb or lowers s.5 a whole tone G-F.
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 15 Aug 2017 5:48 am     Reply with quote

Along with the changes suggested, i use the heck out of raising the 1st string D a half tone. It allows you to weave in an out of chord melodies.

For the longest time i would just stretch it with my finger, then I put it on my 8th pedal like Emmons and eventuality moved it to a knee.
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2017 6:55 am     Reply with quote

I too added the D to D# on the 8th floor pedal. Extremely useful for chords and single string stuff.

Most used on C6th:

3rd string C to B
4th string A to Bb

I have many other changes but those get used by far the most.
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Tom Wolverton


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San Diego, CA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2017 8:05 am     Reply with quote

The C to B and A to Bb (on knee levers) are "must have" changes for me.
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Donald Horne


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Huntington Beach, California, USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2017 10:43 am     Reply with quote

thanks to everybody for the great feedback, I think for sure Ill add the 1 string raise to my 8th pedal, I had that on a older guitar and loved it, I think Im going to put the A-B flat on 4-8 on a lever, is that useful for the open positions? aka E on the fourth fret.

I just changed guitars recently and the guitar I bought has C to D on string 3 on the 4th pedal instead of A-B on the fourth string, Ive actually been using it a lot combined with the 5th pedal 7th chord stuff, of course that pull is also on pedal 7 but thats harder to get to when using 5, has anyone else used this change?

thanks again to everyone that replied.....
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Jerry Roller


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Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Post Posted 15 Aug 2017 11:13 am     Reply with quote

One of the "prettiest" sounding C6th levers is lower the 5th string a whole tone, G to F. Very nice sound when playing in a 1 chord in the 5th chord position. In that position it is a 2 or 9 resolving to a 1. If used at a "home" fret such as G at 7th fret it has part of a "Franklin" pedal sound. I use it on guitars that have the C6th lever cluster on the left knee. (8 levers).
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 16 Aug 2017 5:24 am     Reply with quote

Donald,
Here's an example of what you can do with most of those changes. Actually simple really. Chord melodies.

http://picosong.com/vbG8/
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2017 5:33 am     Reply with quote

I've got both 5th and 6th strings going to F. Nice chords and great for strumming melodies. That's why I always say to load a new guitar up with lots of pedal and knee levers for trying out stuff like this. Not critical to have all these changes but makes playing more fun and it will be a lot more effort later to install extra pedals/knees.

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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2017 5:35 am     Reply with quote

Here's a page full of sound files and tabs for the 6th string E to F change:

http://www.gregcutshaw.com/Tab/Tab14.html
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Donald Horne


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Huntington Beach, California, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2017 10:17 am     Reply with quote

thanks guys these sound bite examples are so helpful!!!
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