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Larry Ball


From:
Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 17 Jan 2019 12:48 pm    
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I have a Mullen SD10 with 3 pedals and 4 levers. which I have played now for a year. My question is: should I consider a 4th pedal (Franklin) and vertical lever.

I have read many articles on the forum about the various combinations and maybe I need more time on the PSG to understand them. So I am not sure that I really do?

However I might have the opportunity to be close too the Factory in the new year so that would be an good time for them to make the changes.
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Paul Sutherland


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Placerville, California
Post  Posted 17 Jan 2019 1:08 pm    
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If you have the money go ahead and do it. It won't make you a better player by itself. That still takes hard work.
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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 17 Jan 2019 1:18 pm    
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I have exactly what you described above. I play Day, and my 4th pedal (which is only partially Franklin) is at the 0 position, but I don't use it much at all (that could change as I am still in my first year of learning). My LKV (or X lever) lowers my 5th string from B to Bb, and I use it a lot - it's really cool for getting a 9th chord.
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 17 Jan 2019 6:07 pm    
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Well, I'd like to hear your playing first...because I think the decision should be based on where you are, playing-wise, instead of where you are geographically. Personally, I consider extra pedals and levers akin to a more diverse painter's palette, it's just more "colors" for you to choose from. And if you're not a very good painter, just adding more colors to your palette won't help your art.

Many will disagree, I know. But my gut feeling is that a standard 3+4 setup should keep the average player pretty occupied for three to five years.
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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 1:45 am    
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I agree with you Donny. My own personal situation though, was that I was in a position to afford the extras when I had mine made, and was not positive I'd be in that position in thew future. The zero pedal is the only thing I don't use regularly (or much at all at this point) at this point of my poor playing. I'm not sure I ever will the way it's set up, so I'm probably going to have it changed to do something else in the future, but that will be a while - however, it's already there when I feel the need.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 3:44 am    
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I also align with Donny, adding pulls or lower is a very good thing, if you know WHY you are adding them and if they enhance your phrasing. It is best in my opinion, to get reasonably proficient with whats in front of you first otherwise we are adding one more thing that we are NOT reasonably proficient at.

perfect example, many love the lower of 5 and 10 on a V lever, I used it but not often, I removed it. I now use redundant positions for similar phrasing but added the lower 6 to the V lever which I use very often. My own preference is to have raise 7 and lower 6 on the guitar so I removed lower 5 and 10 to accomplish this.

All I am saying is once you get to a reasonable point you will know WHY you are adding a pull or lower. Don't just add them because we can !

Of course, just my opinion.
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Larry Ball


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Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 18 Jan 2019 8:05 am    
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Gentlemen,

Thx...for your input, I think I will go along with Donny's insight and give it more time to understand if my playing warrants the installation. I am still trying to use my RKL and RKR Levers in the mix so why confuse things more with a LKV.
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