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  Topic: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 12
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 May 2020 2:32 pm   Subject: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Thank you Gene & Richard, I'll look at those tomorrow, including close double checking against your drawings Richard, which are sincerely appreciated...

R
  Topic: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 12
Views: 1009

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 May 2020 12:48 am   Subject: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
OK folks, in tune, thank you! Sincerely. I can play. Big win.

⇨ BUT ⇦

My E to D# is backed right out (I could not go flatter on the drop if I needed to, now there's a tiny air gap to screw e ...
  Topic: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 12
Views: 1009

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Apr 2020 11:21 pm   Subject: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Brilliant, Richard, ༺ Tʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ ༻
  Topic: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 12
Views: 1009

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Apr 2020 10:39 pm   Subject: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Gene, thank you, is that 'Methodology and Practice in Pedal Steel Guitar'?

I have it and the DVDs. I consulted it but struggled to confidently apply it. Indeed I got in this specific mess doing my ...
  Topic: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 12
Views: 1009

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Apr 2020 10:24 pm   Subject: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Thank you, Norman, I have had that printed out and on my wall for a year now, with another copy fixed to a clipboard Smile

That pinned OP is wrt an instrument which is well set up but just needs mino ...
  Topic: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 12
Views: 1009

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Apr 2020 12:49 pm   Subject: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Thank you, Craig, I'll give it a go!

I'm in the UK & it’s getting late, so probably after a good night's sleep...

Much appreciated,
Rob
  Topic: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 12
Views: 1009

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Apr 2020 11:26 am   Subject: Help: Emmons string 8 knee levers adjustment all messed up!
Folks, sorry, I messed up & need help.

I'm an inexperienced 10 string E9 player with a push-pull even newer to me than PSG overall.

I was tuning one of my two knee levers E⇨F, E⇨D#

I ...
  Topic: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 15
Views: 1270

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Jul 2019 9:30 am   Subject: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Thank you, Jerry...
  Topic: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 15
Views: 1270

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jun 2019 9:56 pm   Subject: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Great, Dave, thank you!

EDIT: ordered! Winking
  Topic: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 15
Views: 1270

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jun 2019 10:56 am   Subject: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Excellent, fine tuning seems so right there... I'll maybe put in an order with psgparts.com Smile
  Topic: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 15
Views: 1270

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jun 2019 9:44 am   Subject: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
RB,

I'll indeed do that - I actually already have, roughly - I just thought there must surely be a more precise 'proper' way to do it!

Thank you,

R
  Topic: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 15
Views: 1270

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jun 2019 8:47 am   Subject: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Thank you folks - I'll look into that advice Lynn, much appreciated.

What I'm not understanding (and I realise this may be super-clueless of me) is that my A pedal raise is in tune and my C pedal r ...
  Topic: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 15
Views: 1270

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jun 2019 2:11 am   Subject: Emmons Tuning Puzzle - Barrel Fine Tuner Missing?
I'm a new player and in the UK which is a land where the PSG is a fairly rare thing.
I have recently bought an Emmons Black Rock, upgraded long ago to 3P 4L.
I have found the forum sticky about tuni ...
  Topic: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 6
Views: 667

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Feb 2019 7:15 am   Subject: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
Oh yeah, it’s a *lot* better. I'll have to live with it to figure whether it’s 60% or 90% better, but way better for sure Smile
  Topic: Emmons LeGrande - a cosmetic catastrophe!
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 17
Views: 2864

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Feb 2019 5:16 am   Subject: Emmons LeGrande - a cosmetic catastrophe!
For these kind of issues, luthier forums can be really useful.
Also StewMac might offer advice:
https://www.stewmac.com/SiteSearch/?search=glue
https://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Learn ...
  Topic: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 6
Views: 667

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Feb 2019 5:02 am   Subject: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
The reality check has itself been very useful. *Thank you again*

I realised the pedals were kinda drooping, unpressed hanging about as low as adjustment allowed, with the stop screws in the corresp ...
  Topic: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 6
Views: 667

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Feb 2019 2:41 am   Subject: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
Thank you, Donny
  Topic: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 6
Views: 667

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Feb 2019 2:47 pm   Subject: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
I'm very grateful for the steer.
I'll certainly try to figure where the mechanical issues are...
  Topic: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 6
Views: 667

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Feb 2019 9:55 am   Subject: Pedal mushy 'soft stop' pitch problems
I have a fairly 'Frankenstein' old PSG, with only A & B pedals and 3 levers.
The levers have a good 'hard stop' and bends hit pitch just fine.
The pedals are kinda stiff and it's very hard to fe ...
  Topic: Pedal Steel Android and iOS apps I recommend...
Robert Fawcett

Replies: 0
Views: 396

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jan 2019 12:05 pm   Subject: Pedal Steel Android and iOS apps I recommend...
Just thought to offer a heads up to a couple of apps I found.

One which I really find invaluable for looking up chords and creating chord diagrams is on my Android phone:
https://play.google.com/s ...
 
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