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Re: Pedal stops on all-pull guitars

From: Buddy
Date: 14 Apr 2002
Time: 19:25:45


If you're familiar with the P/P system, the raise finger is pulled against another aluminum finger, which is a positive stop for the raise. When you release the pedal, it stops against an allen screw which is tuned for the open pitch. When you lower, you push the lower finger against a tunable allen screw, which is another positive stop. With three positive stops, the raise, neutral, and lower fingers cannot drift. When you tune an all pull guitar, you have a finger attached to a rod with a nylon tuner, and that's it. If the rod expands or contracts during the job, the note goes flat or sharp because you're dependent upon the length of the rod for pitch. The best example is to tune your guitar, use a blow dryer on the rods for a few seconds, and then play it, and you'll find the notes pull flat. People don't generally know this but the Legrande is already half way there. If you choose not to use their split tuning system, you can use the stops at the end of the guitar neck as positive stops for the lowers.

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