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James Winwood


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New York, New York
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2002 9:31 am    
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Once again, I turn to the forum...
I can't seem to get a tunable split on my 3rd string (C) on my c6th neck. This would be achieved by using pedal 7 and the 1/2 step lwr knee, giving me a c#. When I engage pedal 7 and then hit my knee lever, it lowers to right between c# and D. I can't get it to tune to C# and still have my B with just the knee lvr. If I tune this change, then when I engage the knee without pedal 7, it drops below a B. I think this is possible on my guitar, I just don't know how to go about getting it. I already see many uses for this change, and would like to save newer knee levers for other changes. Any help or related experiences would be greatly appreciated. I play a Mullen royal precision.
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Pete Burak


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Portland, OR USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2002 9:50 am    
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I would call/email Mullen directly and find out how to operate their split tuning feature.

Typically there is a tuner right at the changer finger for string 5 that is used to accomplish this.
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Buck Reid


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Mt. Juliet,TN
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2002 10:03 am    
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James,
try using the split tuner screw to tune the half step lower on the knee lever first. Then engage the 7th pedal and lever and tune the split(C#) with the nylon tuner you would normally use to tune the 3rd string lower. Hope this helps!
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Al Marcus


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Cedar Springs,MI USA (deceased)
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2002 10:53 am    
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Sorry-Mullen does not have split tuners installed as Emmons does. Carter doesn't either....al

[This message was edited by Al Marcus on 26 March 2002 at 10:55 AM.]

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Larry Clark


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Herndon, VA.
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2002 12:26 pm    
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Check out this thread, it may be what you need. http://steelguitarforum.com/Forum5/HTML/002228.html
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Buck Reid


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Mt. Juliet,TN
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2002 5:05 am    
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Sorry James,thought they had split tuners.

[This message was edited by Buck Reid on 27 March 2002 at 05:05 AM.]

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James Winwood


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New York, New York
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2002 7:27 am    
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Wish I had a split tuner on this thing. Oh well. I'm going to call mullen guitars and talk to them about this. I wonder why this wasn't put into the guitar in the first place. Thanks for the help though guys.
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C Dixon


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Duluth, GA USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2002 7:47 am    
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James,

Simply add a second rod to your lower bellcrank on the C to B pull. Put it through a raise hole.

Now tune the normal lower tuner for the split note. That is, with pedal 7 AND the C to B lever engaged tune the split note (C#) with the "lower" tuner.

Then, engage just the C to B lever and tune the "raise" rod (that you installed) so the B note is in tune.

God bless you with your attempts,

carl
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