MY HISTORY OF TUNING THE PEDAL STEEL by AL Brisco Disclaimer: Before treading into the deep waters of this ‘Tuning’ subject, let me state that ‘Opinions are like noses….everybody has one’, so therefore we should all agree to disagree & use what’s best for your purpose. From my 50 years of playing pedal steel, here’s what…

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16 Pulls ~ H = Half-Tone Tuner String Open Pedals Knee Levers Gauge # Tuning 1 2 3 LKL-1 LKV-1 LKR-1 RKL-1 RKR-1 .012 1 F# . . . . . +½,+1H . . .015 2 D# . . . . . . . -½,-1H .011 3 G# . +½ . . . . .…

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16 Pulls, H = Half-Tone Tuner, S = Tunable Split ~ Note: RKL-1…6th string lower to engage at 1st string half-tone position. String Open Pedals Knee Levers Gauge # Tuning 1 2 3 LKL-1 LKV-1 LKR-1 RKL-1 RKR-1 .012 1 F# . . . . . . +½,+1 . .015 2 D# . . .…

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12 Pulls, Nylon Tuners String Open Pedals Knee Levers Gauge # Tuning 1 2 3 LKL-1 LKR-1 . RKL-1 RKR-1 .012 1 F# . . . . . . . . .015 2 D# . . . . . . . -½ .011 3 G# . +½ . . . . . . .014 4…

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21 Pulls ~ H = Half-Tone Tuner   String Open Pedals Knee Levers   Gauge # Tuning 1 2 3 4 LKL-1 LKV-1 LKR-1 RKL RKR .012 1 F# . . . . . . . . +½,+1H .015 2 D# . . . . . . -½,-1H . + ½ .011 3 G# .…

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NOTE: When using the Jeff Newman (or most other) Pedal Steel Tuning Charts, it is recommended that you use a Chromatic Tuner with a needle meter that has the Hz &/or Cents scales. …the Ultimate!!! The Peterson StroboPlus HD Strobe Tuner, which have the E9th & C6th Sweetened ‘Compensated’ Settings built-in,…plus many other Pedal Steel, Lap…

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