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Bobby Nelson


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Post Posted 3 Oct 2017 3:06 pm     Reply with quote

I have been hearing that a lot of C6 players play with 2 feet. I just watched John Hughey playing Home In San Antone on C6, and his foot never came off of the vol pedal. He did seem to make quite a bit of use of knee levers however - which he seemed to have a bunch of. John Hughey's C6 playing is originally what got onto wanting to play this thing, many yrs ago.
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Roger Rettig


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Post Posted 3 Oct 2017 4:14 pm     Reply with quote

Using pedals 5 and 7 together is done frequently (Buddy did that) but later thinking saw some putting one or other of those changes on a knee-lever. Perhaps Hughey did.
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Richard Sinkler


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Post Posted 3 Oct 2017 6:34 pm     Reply with quote

John didn't have any floor pedals up on knee levers. Not every song requires the 2 foot chords, and even if one players uses 2 feet in a song, doesn't mean everyone does.

I have both pedals 7 and 8 on knee levers.
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Roger Rettig


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Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 6:43 am     Reply with quote

I did say 'perhaps'.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 7:14 am     Reply with quote

I attended an Ernest Tubb show w/Buddy Charlton on pedal steel.
He just danced on the pedals with both feet when he played on the C6th neck, I was amazed! Very Happy
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John Swain


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Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 8:34 am     Reply with quote

That said, I've watched Buck Reid play extensively and seldom uses two feet! The most used "two-foot" chord uses pedal 5+7 which can be played with 5p and c lowered to b plus first string d.
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Tommy Detamore


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Floresville, Texas
Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 9:32 am     Reply with quote

Erv Niehaus wrote:
I attended an Ernest Tubb show w/Buddy Charlton on pedal steel.
He just danced on the pedals with both feet when he played on the C6th neck, I was amazed! Very Happy


The first song Buddy Charelton taught me on C6 required the use of both feet. I was dumfounded! Shocked
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 10:21 am     Reply with quote

I don't think Buddy Charlton got the recognition he deserved. Sad
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Jim Bob Sedgwick


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Clinton, Missouri USA
Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 12:58 pm     Reply with quote

Erv Niehaus wrote:
I don't think Buddy Charlton got the recognition he deserved. Sad


I totally agree. Buddy Charlton played more with 8 and 1 knee than anyone I have ever seen. Not to highjack the thread, but Bobby Garrett was another great steeler who never got the recognition he deserved either. JMO
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Bobby Nelson


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Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 2:15 pm     Reply with quote

I'm definitely with you Erv and Jim Bob. Watching Buddy Play some of those things with him and Leon on YouTube from the Ernest Tubb show, is kinda what got me on this quest last year - then I heard Jimmy Day on Pick Me Up On Your Way Down, and that did it! So, at 55, I said: I gotta do this! haha! As for Bobby Garrett as well: all I can seem to find is Rose City Chimes (studio and, a Hank Thompson Live record recorded at a rodeo). I really really like everything in that song - especially his tone. It's a shame he didn't continue.
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Bobby Nelson


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Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 2:20 pm     Reply with quote

Maybe all C6 stuff doesn't need 2 pedals - you guys would know a lot better than me. But, Hughey was wearing it out! He looked like he was keeping time with his left foot, on one pedal.
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Richard Sinkler


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Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 7:34 am     Reply with quote

John Swain wrote:
That said, I've watched Buck Reid play extensively and seldom uses two feet! The most used "two-foot" chord uses pedal 5+7 which can be played with 5p and c lowered to b plus first string d.


What is that chord and how is it used?
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David Cubbedge


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Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 8:16 am     Reply with quote

I have to use two feet when doing pedal 6+7 combos because my mechanics just don't work as well when I try and rock the left foot on and off the 7 pedal....
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