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Woody Lambert

 

From:
Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 14 Feb 2021 6:43 am    
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I’m considering purchasing a 6 string pedal steel guitar that can come with either E9 or dobro style G tuning. Having difficulty finding any more information about how they compare and or if there are any video clips of such an instrument can be viewed on the web.
I am considering the G tuned pedal style due to familiarity with open G on lap-steel and years of banjo playing. That being said I am leaning towards the E9 as I thought the open G might lack some of the authentic pedal steel sound I’m after.
Thanks foe any advice, opinions or sources to view pedal steel with this dobro tuning.
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Tom Keller

 

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Greeneville, TN, USA
Post  Posted 17 Feb 2021 12:18 pm    
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I would buy a pedal steel with at least 3 floor and 4 knee levers. The tuning is of course E9. In my opinion there is no use in trying to reinvent the wheel with another tuning plus every instruction written in the last 4 decades is written with the E9th tuning in mind. just my two cents your mileage may vary.
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Woody Lambert

 

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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 18 Feb 2021 6:48 pm    
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I appreciate your input. I am settled on E9 for sure.
I understand your recommendations for the number of floor and knee levers but still am drawn to a smaller more practical and portable unit like the 6 string Hudson which had 2 levers and pedals. At least as a starter instrument
Amy experience with these?
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Tom Keller

 

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Greeneville, TN, USA
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2021 10:43 am    
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It just depends on whether you want to play main stream pedal steel or go off in your own direction maybe rock blues etc. I definitely would not think of buying a single neck pedal steel without it having 1.10 strings 2. 3 floor pedals and at least 4 knee levers. Just my two cents YMMV
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Woody Lambert

 

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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 20 Feb 2021 10:37 am    
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Tom,
Thank you so much for your reply.
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