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Kristen Bruno


From:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Post Posted 4 Jan 2018 12:30 pm     Reply with quote

I play an E9 pedal steel
Occasionally I will take lap out for jams where I don't have to set up. I can set it up for either 8 or 10 string but I would prefer more strings for more versatility. I try the C6 type tunings but eventually go crazy from the fret location differences and I don't have a great amount of time to practice on C6. So I need to focus on an E type tuning. Ideally for getting a variety of chord grips on a single fret.
My musical tastes for the lap would be more for accompanying folk, folk rock, little bluegrass and some southern rock and modern western music.
Looking for recommendations for 10 string E tuning along with string gauges as I think I might have to order strings individually.

Thanks
K
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 4 Jan 2018 12:47 pm     Reply with quote

I suggest E13. Strings 5 through 10 are the same as your E9 pedal steel guitar.

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1. G#
2. F#
3. E
4. C#
5. B
6. G#
7. F#
8. E
9. D
10. B


For the string gauges, check this site: http://www.hawaiiansteel.com/learning/gauges.php
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Stefan Robertson


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London, UK
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 2:01 am     Re: Recomendations for Reply with quote

Kristen Bruno wrote:
I play an E9 pedal steel
Occasionally I will take lap out for jams where I don't have to set up. I can set it up for either 8 or 10 string but I would prefer more strings for more versatility. I try the C6 type tunings but eventually go crazy from the fret location differences and I don't have a great amount of time to practice on C6. So I need to focus on an E type tuning. Ideally for getting a variety of chord grips on a single fret.
My musical tastes for the lap would be more for accompanying folk, folk rock, little bluegrass and some southern rock and modern western music.
Looking for recommendations for 10 string E tuning along with string gauges as I think I might have to order strings individually.

Thanks
K


E13

Versatility - if that is a goal use a Low G# below the B instead of a high G#
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E13#9/F Bebop Tuning

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Stefan Robertson


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London, UK
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 2:11 am     Reply with quote

The Low G# gives you

More voicings - multiple inversions
M
add9
min
7th
7b13
7b9
9
m6
m7b5
m7
m11
m11b9
aug
dim
dim7

to name a few - the high G# is nice to have but not an absolute necessity since you only have 10 strings.
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E13#9/F Bebop Tuning

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Stefan Robertson


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London, UK
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 2:18 am     Reply with quote

EVERY chord voicing that the higher G# gives can be achieved without it as the same intervals are available lower down.

But most of the voicings with the lower G# cannot be achieved if this is overlooked on non-pedal.

so if versatility is your goal hope this helps clarify.

1. F#
2. E
3. C#
4. B
5. G#
6. F#
7. E
8. D
9. B
10 G#
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E13#9/F Bebop Tuning

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Kristen Bruno


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Orlando, Florida, USA
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 7:27 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks guys!
I will give it a try!

K
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