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scott murray


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Asheville, NC
Post Posted 3 May 2017 8:05 am     Reply with quote

I'm interested in a Carter guitar, the one I'm looking at is 8+5.

it appears that only the two levers on the right operate the C6 neck. Is that it for a standard Carter or should I be able to add more C6 changes to the other 3 levers?

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Henry Matthews


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Post Posted 3 May 2017 8:16 am     Reply with quote

That is standard but with more parts, others can be added.
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Richard Sinkler


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Oakdale, California
Post Posted 3 May 2017 9:05 am     Re: a Carter question Reply with quote

scott murray wrote:
I'm interested in a Carter guitar, the one I'm looking at is 8+5.

it appears that only the two levers on the right operate the C6 neck. Is that it for a standard Carter or should I be able to add more C6 changes to the other 3 levers?

thanks


You can add changes to the left knee levers, but you most likely be unable to use them when you want to play the pedals for the C neck. If you could reach the pedals, you would most likely actuate the LKR lever. It is rare to see C6 changes on those legt knee levers.
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Jeff Harbour


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Post Posted 3 May 2017 9:43 am     Reply with quote

I did successfully change the Vertical Lever on my GFI to work only the C6 neck. Though it was positioned between the E9 Left Knee Levers, I could still reach it easily while pushing at least Pedals 4,5, & 6 (maybe more but I can't remember). I successfully used it that way for several years. I eventually removed it when I decided that I just don't like the leg motions required to operate vertical levers, but if I went back to one I would use it for C6 again and not E9. Can't speak specifically for Carters, but it should work out the same.
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scott murray


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Post Posted 3 May 2017 11:20 am     Reply with quote

I have C6 changes on all 3 left levers of my Sierra, none of which get in the way of using the pedals. I was hesitant to add a change to LKR at first but I love it now and would want it on any guitar I end up getting.

Doug Jernigan recommends 3 left levers for C6 in some of his instruction material. guess I just assumed most players used left levers on C6.
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Howard Parker


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Post Posted 3 May 2017 11:35 am     Reply with quote

That configuration is standard in most guitars, not just Carter.

That being said, on my Carter the LKL/LKR also have C6 functionality. The guitar is more than capable if your body can handle it Laughing . The Carter is a professional guitar in every sense.

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Post Posted 4 May 2017 8:10 am     Reply with quote

scott murray wrote:
I have C6 changes on all 3 left levers of my Sierra, none of which get in the way of using the pedals. I was hesitant to add a change to LKR at first but I love it now and would want it on any guitar I end up getting.

Doug Jernigan recommends 3 left levers for C6 in some of his instruction material. guess I just assumed most players used left levers on C6.


Normally, when players have C6 changes on their left knee, it isn't the three that are used on the E9 neck. They are typically 3 additional levers placed between the right knee and the left E9 levers.

Some times when I am tuning up and warming up at a gig, I sometimes mess around with playing C6 with my knee in the E9 levers. I can hit some individual pedals, but not anle to jump between pedals quickly, or rock on and off pedals. I wouldn't even try to do a gig like that.

I play a Carter.
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Tony Prior


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Post Posted 5 May 2017 12:58 am     Reply with quote

Although at this time each of my Steels only have 2 levers ( RKR and RKL) for the C6, my previous Carters had 3 MID point levers as well.

I guess they are called Mid right, Mid left and Mid Vertical. It's important to have the left leg K levers lined up over the 4,5 and 6 peds of C6.

ergonomics they call it !
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