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  Topic: Signal chain
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 1
Views: 11

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 22 Jan 2019 6:15 am   Subject: Signal chain
Why are you planning on adding so many buffers?

Guitar>Black-box>DD3>VP should do … the others will be more like "butter on fat" since they won't add anything very useful. ...
  Topic: Fix for sharpened third issue
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 30
Views: 898

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Jan 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: Fix for sharpened third issue
The 'natural beauty' of JI isn't some mysterious New Age fake thing... it's basic hard science. Yes! … simple – natural – fractions. Very Happy

The hard part for most seem to be that wi ...
  Topic: Pedal steel low end frequencies
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 14
Views: 516

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Jan 2019 7:03 am   Subject: Pedal steel low end frequencies
Just make sure the amp and speaker can reproduce the lows. It may not be the EQ. I've heard bass singers (including myself) that can sing lower than some systems can reproduce, and they are not that l ...
  Topic: Which steels have counterforce/ and compensators
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 17
Views: 942

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jan 2019 6:59 am   Subject: Which steels have counterforce/ and compensators
Well Smile my experience – after some testing – is that keyless may solve or reduce some other problems, but none of the issues mentioned in this thread. Will add that I haven't tested all ...
  Topic: Which steels have counterforce/ and compensators
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 17
Views: 942

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jan 2019 6:05 am   Subject: Which steels have counterforce/ and compensators
About the lower return compensator: have any of the PSG builders done anything to eliminate the problem, rather than "compensate" for it?

Could ask the same about the "body-drop detu ...
  Topic: My new tt-12 speaker cabinet. A conversation piece
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 22
Views: 641

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 14 Jan 2019 10:57 pm   Subject: My new tt-12 speaker cabinet. A conversation piece
How about standing waves /resonance frequencies?
  Topic: Dekley Pedal Steel?
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 39
Views: 17349

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Jan 2019 12:06 pm   Subject: Dekley Pedal Steel?
No split tuning capability but not a biggie. ???
They have the same split-tuning capabilities as other All-Pull PSGs, using pull-rods.
  Topic: Bar Slant/Tuning Question
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 10
Views: 513

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Jan 2019 11:42 pm   Subject: Bar Slant/Tuning Question
Wound strings react (raise) less on increased bar-pressure than plain strings, a phenomenon I utilise to fine-tune chords on-the-fly by varying pressure and thereby vertical angle on the bar. May or m ...
  Topic: Pick Application
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 3
Views: 423

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 12 Jan 2019 5:46 am   Subject: Re: Pick Application
I notice as with all strings if you pick "Forward" with the thumb pick one tone and you pick the same string backwards with the finger pick a different tone. Thumb to me sounds flatter. As P ...
  Topic: No cabinet drop mystery?
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 7
Views: 921

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Jan 2019 4:09 pm   Subject: No cabinet drop mystery?
Where and how the changer-top AND the stop-plate is attached, usually determines body-drop – positive and/or negative, on any All-Pull.
Cannot see those details clearly on your photos, but I ha ...
  Topic: Show us your Dekley steel
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 9
Views: 504

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Jan 2019 1:46 pm   Subject: Show us your Dekley steel
One of mine…
https://gunlaug.com/contents/imagefolders/att-2012/dekley-lss-3.jpg
  Topic: Loosening screws on Emmons pp neck
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 45
Views: 1698

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Jan 2019 3:35 pm   Subject: Loosening screws on Emmons pp neck
Loosing neck-screws means one is creating a "rattler" – neck rattles against the top-plate, which produces a body-sound that may be seriously hard to tune to ones satisfaction. But  ...
  Topic: What does this do?
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 12
Views: 905

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Jan 2019 11:09 am   Subject: What does this do?
Don't know about the units presented above, but for my own designs I used to "fork" the control voltages so two (or more) compressors was riding on whatever compressor compressed the most at ...
  Topic: Pot pedal = great tone
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 7
Views: 1079

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 29 Dec 2018 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Pot pedal = great tone
Maybe it is obvious to many but it almost seems like steel guitar pickups must be wound to interact with an amp input via a passive volume pedal. Well, all coils interact with whatever passive compone ...
  Topic: Where to put extra rod for tunable split w/ two lowers?
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 5
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Dec 2018 4:53 am   Subject: Where to put extra rod for tunable split w/ two lowers?
If it isn't a regular lower or a compensator, I can only think of a lower-return "o-ring hysteresis bumper", or what Richard suggest.
  Topic: Where to put extra rod for tunable split w/ two lowers?
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 5
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Dec 2018 10:58 pm   Subject: Where to put extra rod for tunable split w/ two lowers?
Lower what string twice to what? Always easiest to respond when such "data" are more complete.

Neither raises nor lowers get added to each other on a regular all-pull, so if there is no r ...
  Topic: Guitar cable question
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 23
Views: 1396

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 27 Dec 2018 10:08 am   Subject: Guitar cable question
Comparing and discussing things is OK, but unless you compare cables (or anything else) under controlled conditions, all you really have are opinions. There really isn't any scientific data to use as ...
  Topic: Weird George L cable problem
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 15
Views: 1227

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 25 Dec 2018 11:25 pm   Subject: Weird George L cable problem
Did you check for short circuit?
  Topic: Replacement Pickup Recommendations for GFI Ultra
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 15
Views: 790

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Dec 2018 3:44 am   Subject: Replacement Pickup Recommendations for GFI Ultra
My Ultra with GFI II PU sounds very even tonally, and just fine (to my taste) compared to any of my other PSGs with various PUs.

Will mention that if/when I'm not quite happy with how a PSG with wh ...
  Topic: Steel guitars that hold their tuning
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 52
Views: 4259

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Dec 2018 3:23 am   Subject: Steel guitars that hold their tuning
This holds its tuning well, even with quite large temperature swings…
http://www.gunlaug.no/att/div-2010/img_0867-c.jpg
… but the old Dekley is anything but original so I guess it doesn' ...
  Topic: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 18
Views: 1213

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Dec 2018 3:07 am   Subject: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
I appreciate all the insight, some of which I actually understand... Very Happy

Bottom line is I am happy to have the app now that I know how to use it.
Always good to know how things work…
https: ...
  Topic: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 18
Views: 1213

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 20 Dec 2018 6:02 pm   Subject: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
Two years into playing pedal steel, my ear is still getting used to how the offsets work and their effect on harmonics. You mean; your ear hasn't gotten used to the relationship between harmonics and ...
  Topic: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 18
Views: 1213

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 20 Dec 2018 1:37 pm   Subject: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
How many tune by ear? Am I totally alone? Nope Very Happy
  Topic: Why Not 1M Pot For Volume Control?
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 6
Views: 527

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 20 Dec 2018 1:42 am   Subject: Re: Why not 1 m lot for volume control
FWIW, my Lehle 90 pedal is 2 meg output, but no pot or moving parts, just a magnet and a sensor. It is brite compared to my 120 pedal. You did not say what impedance/load came after the VP (just the a ...
  Topic: Why Not 1M Pot For Volume Control?
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 6
Views: 527

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 18 Dec 2018 3:31 pm   Subject: Why Not 1M Pot For Volume Control?
The pot will be receiving a signal from a pedalboard with multiple stomp boxes. It will output to the combo amplifier. The output of the steel is buffered by a Freeloader. I suggest a value of 100Ko ...
 
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