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Pedals : A revelation or the bleeding obvious?!

Since getting my universal pedal steel one of the things I’ve had to struggle with is accurately getting my foot onto one or two of seven pedals, instead of three on my E9 guitar. I knew this was going to

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My First Slant

As mentioned in a previous post, I am playing my dobro/resonator in the GBDGBD tuning, which is pretty standard G. If I want to play a C chord, I go the the fifth fret where I get CEGCEG. That’s great

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Beginning the Dobro

I got myself a Dobro (well a Wechter Sheerhorn squareneck resonator) last year. I thought it might be a nice lightweight alternative to the pedal steel for doing more acoustic gigs, or gigs where the stage isn’t that big. I

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Intonation: Vibrato

Vibrato is inextricably linked to intonation as you do both with your bar, and it can be used to smooth over any inevitable slight intonation inaccuracies. For this reason you should avoid vibrato when developing intonation as it will only

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Intonation: Bar Control

One simple thing to ensure you do is keep the bar straight (unless you are compensating or slanting), this is easily overlooked and needs to be second nature. Developing strength and detexterity in your left hand will also help as

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