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Dick Sexton


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Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 8:54 am     Reply with quote

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Jim Williams


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Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 8:59 am     Reply with quote

On the 5th lever, I'm still a beginner myself and have never played a guitar with one on it. Some of the more experienced folks on here could probably answer that one better. I would only comment that I've not seen any beginner material that uses it.
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 10:32 am     Reply with quote

Verticals are not necessary for beginners. It doesn't hurt to have one, but, like a zero pedal, it's not something that's needed.

My advise is that you get a guitar with 3 and 4 and worry about adding a vertical after you've played for a few years.
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Justin Schack


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Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 10:49 am     Reply with quote

Mike Perlowin wrote:
Verticals are not necessary for beginners. It doesn't hurt to have one, but, like a zero pedal, it's not something that's needed.

My advise is that you get a guitar with 3 and 4 and worry about adding a vertical after you've played for a few years.


Thank you, Mike!
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post Posted 14 Jan 2018 6:39 am     Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that most modern guitars are predrilled for additional pedals and knees, so if you decide you want to add them later, you just install a kit.
I'd just make sure that this is the case, then order 3&4 and add more knees as the desire strikes.
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Steve Leal


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Laguna Niguel CA, USA
Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 5:43 pm     Reply with quote

Also, keep in mind that if you are a very tall person, you may need to order with longer than standard legs and pedal rods, so that the guitar can be set up as parallel to the ground as possible.

I still need to order me some longer legs and rods as I have to tilt my guitar at quite an angle just to fit under it ok.
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Bill C. Buntin


Post Posted 16 Jan 2018 6:41 pm     Opinion on Pads Reply with quote

Justin, Regarding a Pad, opinions will vary. This is my humble opinion. A single neck with a pad (SD10) naturally places you in the basic body position the D10 player is, in relation to the front neck of a double neck guitar ( more or less) as in body, arms, hands position relative to the strings and fretboard. It makes a difference in "development of the hands". Without the pad you naturally will be at a different position relative to strings and fretboard. One is not right or wrong or better or worse in choosing SD10 vs S10, just different, if that makes sense?
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Richard Sinkler


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Oakdale, California
Post Posted 17 Jan 2018 7:49 am     Reply with quote

As far as the vertical lever, no it is not "necessary". I just switched from a D10 to an SD12 with 3 pedals an 4 knee levers. My D10 had 5 pedals and 6 knee levers working the E9 neck. Had to reduce weight. I've made it a challenge to me to try to go back to basics.
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Ron Funk


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Missouri, USA
Post Posted 18 Jan 2018 8:30 pm     Reply with quote

Instead of having Vertical Lever for lowering 5th and 10th strings, from B to Bb,

you can simply slide back one fret while engaging 4th and 8th strings, E to F raises.

Try it on strings 4 and 5

Same notes result as if you had engaged the B to Bb change at the original fret.
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