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Tab Tabscott


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Somewhere between Vashon and Vancouver
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 4:10 pm     Reply with quote

is there a sticky note that tells how to tune an all pull guitar (old sho bud) all the way through? I can't wrap my head ar0und not pushing to lower...(I'm serious)...
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Dick Wood


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Springtown Texas, USA
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 4:40 pm     Reply with quote

It's pretty easy.

1. Tune all strings open
2. Tune pedals using hex tuners
3. Tune Knee levers using hex tuners

I doubt that guitar has a Franklin pedal so there aren't typically any pedals you would push to lower a string on the E9th neck but the C6th would have several that lower various strings.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 3:05 am     Reply with quote

think of the concept..

The changer finger has a rivet in the middle, a top and a bottom. ( hence 2 up 2 down changer etc...)

IF you pull the top it raises the string.

if you pull the bottom the finger has a reverse reaction, it loosens the string.

The nylon hex nuts limit the distance of the pull, ( an adjustable stop so to speak) raise or lower .
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Edward Rhea


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Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 4:21 am     Reply with quote

Tab, here’s a link: https://www.steelguitar.com/maps/changer.html#
Click on “raise finger” then on “lower finger”...the animation will help you understand the motion of the finger when activated by the pull rods, I hope?
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Tab Tabscott


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Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 7:29 am     Thank you Reply with quote

This is what happens when your mother buys you a push pull in '75 and you never have bothered with an all-pull mechanism.

Thanks for the help, fellows!

BTW-My '75 PushPull is setup so well that I actually broke a string the other night at a gig! It was the first string I had broken in at least 10 years, and yes it was the 3rd on the E9th. Im hoping this new old Super Pro isn't much of a string breaker.

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Douglas Schuch


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Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 6:04 pm     Reply with quote

My understanding of the Super Pros is you break the pot metal levers before the string breaks! Just kidding! Good luck!
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