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  Topic: A few questions...
Ian Rae

Replies: 10
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 May 2018 12:52 am   Subject: A few questions...
Keep up the good work. Another move I use a lot is from the AB position, up one fret, release the B pedal and lower the Es. It sounds like you raised 5 a half step to a sus4. This would be impossible ...
  Topic: A few questions...
Ian Rae

Replies: 10
Views: 581

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 May 2018 9:10 am   Subject: A few questions...
Fred, you are excused. I was trying to explain the method of apparently lowering 6 by sliding down two frets and simultaneous raising 4 & 5 back to where they were. It's in the Winston book. Now t ...
  Topic: A few questions...
Ian Rae

Replies: 10
Views: 581

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 May 2018 12:47 am   Subject: A few questions...
On pull-release guitars the C pedal is a means of lowering strings 3 & 6 (which can't be done otherwise as they already have raises attached). On 4-5-6 or 3-4-5 practise sliding back two frets as ...
  Topic: What is this tuning called?
Ian Rae

Replies: 3
Views: 282

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 May 2018 12:35 am   Subject: What is this tuning called?
It's like a U12 B6 without the bottom two strings. I would miss 11 more than 12.
  Topic: Possible Universal setup?
Ian Rae

Replies: 5
Views: 311

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 May 2018 5:56 am   Subject: Possible Universal setup?
The B to Bb lever is equivalent to a basic change in C6 lowering string 3 from C to B. If a C6 guitar has only one lever that will be it. On a B6 uni it's properly called B to A#.

It is used melo ...
  Topic: Opinions on this u12?
Ian Rae

Replies: 25
Views: 670

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 May 2018 5:49 am   Subject: Opinions on this u12?
As regards the lever lock, I built my first uni without one and never felt the lack. When I ordered my Excel, Mr Fujii more or less isisted on fitting one so I said ok so as not to risk offending him ...
  Topic: Possible Universal setup?
Ian Rae

Replies: 5
Views: 311

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 May 2018 2:40 pm   Subject: Possible Universal setup?
I agree 100% with Pete, although I would suggest the Day setup (CBA) as having 5 next to A is handy and C is out of the way till you need it.

Also a full P8 is not essential, but you do need some ...
  Topic: tone on pedal versus non pedal
Ian Rae

Replies: 10
Views: 549

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 May 2018 1:38 pm   Subject: tone on pedal versus non pedal
Not a fair comparison. There are many more differences than the one given in the OP. Part of the tone of the pedal instrument comes from the pedal movement.

Apples and oranges.
  Topic: Caption Needed!
Ian Rae

Replies: 24
Views: 533

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 18 May 2018 8:19 am   Subject: Caption Needed!
Some friends of mine had a cat that could really play - even wrote its own music. I told them they should get it orchestrated. It immediately disappeared and they haven't seen it since.
  Topic: Comments on this joker?
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 897

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 17 May 2018 2:26 am   Subject: Comments on this joker?
Two reactions from me - apart from the fact that it's a great performance!

1. The pedal steel guitar can contribute to a range of styles outside what most people would think of as its home turf.
...
  Topic: Follow that truck!!!
Ian Rae

Replies: 1
Views: 701

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 16 May 2018 12:46 am   Subject: Follow that truck!!!
Thanks Don, that's educational (as well as funny) - didn't know they made wine in PA
  Topic: Procrastination Workshop
Ian Rae

Replies: 527
Views: 113915

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 16 May 2018 12:40 am   Subject: Procrastination Workshop
I keep meaning to revisit this thread but maybe not today.
  Topic: 0 position or 1 position
Ian Rae

Replies: 18
Views: 1140

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 May 2018 3:33 am   Subject: Re: ZERO location or One location...
In my mind, Zero (0) is nothing.
That's fair, but mathematicians are happy to number things from zero (or any other number for that matter) and in the case of the pedal steel it's a way of labelling ...
  Topic: 0 position or 1 position
Ian Rae

Replies: 18
Views: 1140

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 May 2018 4:19 am   Subject: 0 position or 1 position
I have never used four E9 pedals but the choice is between putting the extra one in 1st or 4th position. In the former case, the pedals are often then numbered from 0 instead of 1, so that ABC (or CBA ...
  Topic: 0 position or 1 position
Ian Rae

Replies: 18
Views: 1140

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 May 2018 12:53 am   Subject: 0 position or 1 position
Both my new Excel and the ancient pull-release I once owned have space on the rack for nine pedals but just eight fitted, so that choice has always been there for those who don't need nine.

With a ...
  Topic: Advantages?
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 777

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 May 2018 12:43 am   Subject: Advantages?
I would add to what I said above by admitting that the 25.5" scale makes the bottom strings on the C6 less flobby.
  Topic: Herb Steiner C6 Texas Style Vol. 1
Ian Rae

Replies: 2
Views: 500

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 May 2018 12:37 pm   Subject: Herb Steiner C6 Texas Style Vol. 1
I've learned a lot from Herb's courses and I continue to do so.
  Topic: Lever choice....
Ian Rae

Replies: 4
Views: 531

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 May 2018 1:58 am   Subject: Lever choice....
But the OLD world was still at our fingertips.
Think early 60s.

1)Did the original Maverick single lever lower 2 and 8?

Yes, and so did all PSGs back then. If you had a lever at all, that woul ...
  Topic: Advantages?
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 777

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 May 2018 10:06 am   Subject: Advantages?
Yes, Gary, I guess it does a little but it's a better instrument anyway! The received wisdom is that longer scale length gives more sustain but I know of no physical reason why it should be so. How ...
  Topic: Advantages?
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 777

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 May 2018 7:20 am   Subject: Advantages?
Manufacturers choose the scale length that works best for their design philosphy. There's no difference to the player. I have two PSGs. One is 24", the other is 25½" and they sound sligh ...
  Topic: Minor Chords
Ian Rae

Replies: 21
Views: 1305

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 May 2018 1:43 pm   Subject: Minor Chords
The three types of minor chord that Bengt describes are simliar to the majors - pedals up, pedals down and A/F - in the sense that you can play three inversions per octave with the same grip.

The n ...
  Topic: Piano tuners forum
Ian Rae

Replies: 18
Views: 649

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 5 May 2018 1:23 pm   Subject: Piano tuners forum
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  Topic: PSG Players
Ian Rae

Replies: 2
Views: 422

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 5 May 2018 1:14 pm   Subject: PSG Players
That's probably where most of the self-doubt comes from...
  Topic: What is Buddy Emmon's birthday?
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 749

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 5 May 2018 5:19 am   Subject: What is Buddy Emmon's birthday?
International. If one player was known all over the world it was he.
  Topic: Procrastination Workshop
Ian Rae

Replies: 527
Views: 113915

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 3 May 2018 3:36 pm   Subject: Procrastination Workshop
I didn't expect responses so soon.
 
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