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jay thompson


From:
east peoria, il USA
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 9:20 am     Reply with quote

Very clever. How much did it increase the pedal throw? Yes, right you are.

Regards, Jay Thompson


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Bob Hamilton


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California Central Coast
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 9:24 am     Emmons pedals Reply with quote

None Jay, the pivot point doesn’t change. Same pedal travel and feel.
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 10:43 am     Reply with quote

That's a great idea Bob.
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 11:14 am     Re: Emmons pedals Reply with quote

Bob Hamilton wrote:


Hey fellas, I had the same situation with not being able to reach the ball of my pedal foot and this is what I came up with. About twenty dollars in parts and a little shop work, but it gained me enough pedal to get the job done.


Is there a ridge on the bottom of the device that fits under the pedal to stop it from twisting when the pedal is "mashed"?

I bet someone like Michael Yahl or Jim Palenscar could fabricate & sell many sets of these things. Emmons sold a lot of LGs and some late PPs with the non-cast pedals.
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Bob Hamilton


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California Central Coast
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 11:49 am     Emmons pedals Reply with quote

No Tony, just the L bracket, and it pivots on the pin just as the stock connectors would. The pedal rod itself does bend inward slightly when the pedal is depressed, but it's not a problem as long as the connector is pivoting properly.
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 28 Jan 2018 12:15 pm     Reply with quote

Ken Pippus wrote:
I can play every guitar listed without a "foot headache" except the LG, and in nearly any pair of shoes I own. This is a peculiarity of the pedal design, and I'm pleasantly surprised to find I'm not the only bonehead with the problem!


Maybe this is one of the reasons that Emmons guitars fell out of favor with a lot of players? I also find that shorter pedals are a bigger issue than any change in leverage or effort might be. It's just always kind of irksome when your shoe hit the rods. Confused
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 8:14 am     Reply with quote

You know, it's strange, but it seems like Buddy Emmons never had a problem. Rolling Eyes
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 9:07 am     Reply with quote

Erv Niehaus wrote:
You know, it's strange, but it seems like Buddy Emmons never had a problem. Rolling Eyes


Who amongst us plays as effortlessly as the Big E?
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 9:13 am     Reply with quote

Gee, and with the short pedals too. Whoa!
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 9:48 am     Reply with quote

Erv Niehaus wrote:
Gee, and with the short pedals too. Whoa!


Exactly my point...... but some of the rest of us mere mortals need any kind of break we can get.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 9:55 am     Reply with quote

It also helps to wear footwear like this and not the pointy boots. Very Happy

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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 10:21 am     Reply with quote

this is a very interesting discussion. It never dawned on me to measure this and that when I switched to E guitars, I just practiced and adjusted the way I position my foot. That was like 2 years ago ! Very Happy


My playing excuse has nothing to do with the length of the pedals Sad
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 10:26 am     Reply with quote

Some years ago I got a couple of guitars (Williams) from Bill Rudolph.
I started playing them and they didn't feel quite right.
I looked at the pedals and found out thet the mount for the pedal rod was further from the pedal bar than I was used to.
I sent the pedals to Bill and he moved the pivot point closer to the pedal bar. This got it more in line to what I was used to. Very Happy
Erf
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Leo Grassl


From:
Nashville TN
Post Posted 29 Jan 2018 2:10 pm     Reply with quote

A variable I don't think has been mentioned in this thread is how close one sits to the guitar. I've owned several guitars including a legrande II. Depending on where the knee levers are on the guitar can affect how close to the guitar you sit. I like to have my knee levers setup to where I can comfortably play without having my legs to far into the guitar. This also means that my feet dont have to be uncomfortably close to the pedal rods.
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 31 Jan 2018 5:57 pm     Reply with quote

Erv Niehaus wrote:
You know, it's strange, but it seems like Buddy Emmons never had a problem. Rolling Eyes


'Ya know, Erv, could be it just seems that way. Winking
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Philip Osborne


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United Kingdom
Post Posted 10 Feb 2018 8:39 am     LeGrande pedal length Reply with quote

Following-on from my last posting, I have now finished extending the pedals on my LeGrande 111, and it has been well worth the effort. I can now play wearing any kind of shoes, without the toes continually catching the pedal rods and the pedal action is much lighter, which I particularly like. The pedals have been extended by 32mm (approximately 1/1/4").Here are some pictures showing the finished result.




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