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Tom Cooper


From:
Orlando, Fl
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 7:10 pm     Reply with quote





Finally own a 10 string lap! Been wanting to move to single 10 for a while. A bit of adjusting, but going well. This thing is crazy fun to play. Can't take my hands off it. Jimmy really set me up good!
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Joe Elk


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 7:56 pm     Reply with quote

Very nice How do you have it tuned?
Joe Elk Central Ohio
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Tom Cooper


From:
Orlando, Fl
Post Posted 5 Dec 2017 2:23 am     10 string Reply with quote

L to H: B D E F# G# B C# E G# F#

Kind of Don Helms/Tom Morrell/E9 pedal steel tuning. I switched the top 2 strings of the Morrell tuning, cranked up low E to B. Familiar pedal steel grips, plus 6th chord familiar slants,etc. Just getting to know it. Jimmie was so great to work with. He gave me what I asked for and more. I would love to try one of his pedal steels one day. My main band is a non pedal gig, so that is why I am so into this one. Wanted to get away fro D8 and travel lighter. So far really liking this tuning. Want to really get into it and learn it.
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Tom Cooper


From:
Orlando, Fl
Post Posted 5 Dec 2017 2:56 am     Lap steel Reply with quote

I am having lots of fun getting to know this steel. I didn't really know the George L E66 at all, I kind of just went with what he had, figured I could change later if I didn't like. E66 on this steel was neat surprise. I didn't even know it was a humbucker. Jimmie says he wired it to sound like single coil but still hav humbucker quality. I love the smooth top end, and warm sound. Through LTD 400 it is really nice. I have EP booster set on vintage to beef up low end. Been wanting to try a humbucker on steel. I do lots of live work so will be nice. Also Jimmie said neck has chamber in it for vibration/sustain. Had to get used to wider string spacing at first, but it really feels nice. I think it is 24 scale. 3/8 spacing. Heard E66 on Remmington D8 and it sounds just like a steel should. Never thought I would like a humbucker. With the bright maple, and high E13 tuning it is really nice.
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Nicholas Ackron


From:
Daytona Beach
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 6:14 am     Reply with quote

Gorgeous!
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Andy De Paule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 8 Dec 2017 5:44 am     Great Tuning Reply with quote

Many years ago, about 1976 I had the exact same tuning on my first PSG. It was an S-10 Sho Bud with 6&1 and I kind of thought of it as a combination 6th & 9th tuning.

After that I went to a Sho Bud crossover with 7&1, converted it to a non-crossover with 7&4 and never got back to that tuning.

Now have a T-8 on order from Todd Clinesmith and thinking of going back to that on the middle neck and later adding a couple of E9th pedals to it.
But yea, theres a lot of stuff you can do in that without a pedal. Very Happy Laughing

Oh yes, and terrific looking steel too.
He does some very cool things at very reasonable prices.
Great guy. Smile
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Custom inlaid Star Guitar 2006 by Mark Giles. SD-10 4+5 in E9th.
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners. Killer Tone Monster.
Todd Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
New Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 All Polished Aluminum including covering.
1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
Todd Clinesmith T-8 Console Ordered.
Korean D'Angelico EX-SS Electric Single Cutaway. Great guitar.
Fender re-issue in C6th and a Morrell 8 string lap steel in E13th. Resophonic by Edwin Root.
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