Re: Double "8" string Pedal Steel
Date: 22 Apr 2002
To cover most of today's styles you would have to tune your guitar to F#, D#, G#, E, B, G#, F#, and E. One option would be to tune the 7th and 8th (F# and E) to E and D and pull them up to F# and E with a knee lever. I would tune the C6th E, C, A, G, E, C, A, F. From there, look at the many tuning charts of professional players posted on the Forum and select a pedal and knee arrangement from a player that best suits your taste. You'll have four levers for E9th and two for C6 if your guitar is capable of hooking knee levers to both tunings. If not, you'll either have to choose between E9th and C6th on at least two levers or have the lever linkage modified to accommodate both necks.
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