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  Topic: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 37
Views: 943

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Apr 2019 9:53 pm   Subject: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MUp8a6Y74 Smile
  Topic: Right Hand Issues
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 10
Views: 450

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 10:09 pm   Subject: Right Hand Issues
Back in time I taped a ruler to my ring and little finger and wrist while practicing, to keep those fingers without picks from interfering. Worked fine, and within only a few days it was no longer a p ...
  Topic: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 37
Views: 943

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 9:51 pm   Subject: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
Makes perfect sense…

… which is why one can/should only rely on ones eyes for rough positioning of the bar, and let ones ears determine exact positioning, pressure and angles.
With p ...
  Topic: Funkiest Nastiest pedal steel playing ever recorded
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 26
Views: 1501

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 8:48 am   Subject: Funkiest Nastiest pedal steel playing ever recorded
Even Lloyd Green did a funky thing on one of his old albums, was it "Tom's Tavern Blues"? I can't remember for sure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UASaVxkN_o8
  Topic: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 37
Views: 943

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 8:18 am   Subject: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
After sleeping on it, some responses didn't make as much sense as I originally thought Smile

As expected. Only a perfect Equal Temperament tuning will be, and sound, equally in-tune / out-of-tune ever ...
  Topic: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 37
Views: 943

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 7:53 am   Subject: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
Sometimes I'm so focused on keeping the bar at right angles to the strings, I forget about keeping the nose/heel pressure equal. Worth bearing in mind? I think that depends on how well and quickly one ...
  Topic: Cabinet Drop
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 3
Views: 292

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Apr 2019 11:01 pm   Subject: Cabinet Drop
Georg, what are you saying? The old Dekley had no Cab drop? If so; how come? A stiff build? It was modified back in the early -90s: two 10mm thick solid aluminum "slabs" laminated together t ...
  Topic: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 37
Views: 943

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Apr 2019 3:31 pm   Subject: Intonation Up and Down the Neck
As expected. Only a perfect Equal Temperament tuning will be, and sound, equally in-tune / out-of-tune everywhere up and down the neck. JI, or whatever sweetened tuning you choose, will be, and sound, ...
  Topic: Cabinet Drop
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 3
Views: 292

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Apr 2019 4:08 am   Subject: Cabinet Drop
If "cabinet drop" is an issue, then the following solution will also do the trick…

http://www.gunlaug.no/att/div-2009/msc/dekley-gs-1.jpg

… and the increased sustain doesn' ...
  Topic: Updated webpage takes more than a day to refresh...
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 9
Views: 138

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 13 Apr 2019 1:24 pm   Subject: Updated webpage takes more than a day to refresh...
Some browsers definitely are more persistent than others. Good thing we do not have to deal with IE-Mac anymore Smile
  Topic: Updated webpage takes more than a day to refresh...
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 9
Views: 138

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 13 Apr 2019 1:11 pm   Subject: Updated webpage takes more than a day to refresh...
Only that clearing cache isn't always enough, so I clear everything except what I need to get things like this forum up and running again.

FWIW; I also rely on the Google's DNS Server: 8.8.4.4.
  Topic: Updated webpage takes more than a day to refresh...
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 9
Views: 138

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 13 Apr 2019 1:02 pm   Subject: Updated webpage takes more than a day to refresh...
As I often update pages on my sites, I also quite often have to delete most of my browser's data in order to check that the complete updates have gone through to the server…

https://gunlaug.c ...
  Topic: Lower 10 and 5, B to Bb - whole new world!
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 9
Views: 1061

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Apr 2019 2:05 pm   Subject: Re: Tuning C on Bb vertical
Hey guys,
I've got that vertical on my G2, but have never figured out how to tune the C note. I've got a split on that string for my franklin pedal. So I've got the Franklin lower to A tuned, the ra ...
  Topic: George , question for you
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 9
Views: 497

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 5 Apr 2019 12:30 pm   Subject: George , question for you
Children about 14 years and younger can register frequencies below 30KHz, and at higher levels may get their hearing damaged. For useful dog-scaring frequencies – 40 to 60KHz – only very s ...
  Topic: Compressor
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 6
Views: 456

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 2 Apr 2019 3:59 pm   Subject: Compressor
Sort of … I always use a Boss LMB-3 as buffer – before VP.
  Topic: Dekley sd12 ext e9 11th raise trouble
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 3
Views: 188

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Mar 2019 4:43 am   Subject: Dekley sd12 ext e9 11th raise trouble
I can think of a number of problematic issues related to raising the extended low G# in synk with the higher G# strings. As it takes very little movement and force to raise the lowest G# string a half ...
  Topic: I Hate My Half Stop
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 46
Views: 2341

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Mar 2019 6:35 pm   Subject: I Hate My Half Stop
It was on a European steel. WBS? https://www.wbssteelguitars.com/index.php?page=realstop
  Topic: I Hate My Half Stop
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 46
Views: 2341

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Mar 2019 5:15 pm   Subject: I Hate My Half Stop
I don't like feel-stops either, so I don't have any.

One way to get a "switched" half-stop…
http://www.gunlaug.no/att/div-2011/bu/psg-var-1.png
… that doesn't rely on feel. ...
  Topic: Split Tuning
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 10
Views: 553

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Mar 2019 6:27 am   Subject: Split Tuning
"Max-lower stop screws" work fine, but they are kind of like a "one-trick pony" in that they can only limit max lower by holding back the finger, and thereby facilitate a split wit ...
  Topic: 'Franklin' vs. 'Isaacs' pedals...
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 1
Views: 495

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Mar 2019 9:26 am   Subject: Re: 'Franklin' vs. 'Isaacs' pedals...
There's one major disappointment in all this - my 'split' on the 5th string (A pedal with B to Bb on RKL) is no longer accurate and I have to half-pedal if I want an in-tune half-stop.

Am I right i ...
  Topic: Volume pedals
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 17
Views: 1435

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 19 Mar 2019 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: Volume pedals
Has anyone out there ever used a Morley volume pedal for PSG? I like them because they don’t have pots and are very quiet. Have used one for decades. Modified it to lower its impedance and sensitiv ...
  Topic: Snark Clip-On Tuner ?
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 24
Views: 1124

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Mar 2019 5:58 am   Subject: Snark Clip-On Tuner ?
For those that tune by ear, do you only play at home, or do you also play gigs? Mainly at home in later years.

Have a StroboPlus HD (and have had other tuners for decades). Hardly ever use tuners f ...
  Topic: Split coil pickup - curiosity question
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 3
Views: 252

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Mar 2019 1:29 pm   Subject: Split coil pickup - curiosity question
Added FYI: the red wire can also be connected to the jack signal lug along with the white wire, in which case the second coil will act as single-coil and the first coil (with the white wire) will be s ...
  Topic: Split coil pickup - curiosity question
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 3
Views: 252

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Mar 2019 7:49 am   Subject: Split coil pickup - curiosity question
Humbucker is two coils in series, while single-coil is what you get when one of the coils is shorted to GND via the mid-connection.
  Topic: Sho~Bud changer lowers, then raises - FIXED!
Georg Sørtun

Replies: 8
Views: 511

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Mar 2019 4:27 pm   Subject: Sho~Bud changer lowers, then raises - FIXED!
Lower-return-to-raise tendencies on all-pull PSGs, usually involves a too-tight lower return spring, and/or raise helper spring that lightens the raise too much too early. The lower return spring beco ...
 
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