I really love playing my little 6-string Rickenbacker in D/G tuning. So I got to thinking, how would I set up that tuning on a 6-string pedal guitar? The copedent I came up with requires a tunable split. Without split capabilities the F# to F change would have to be pedal 4. It’s the C6th P6 change. But on this chart, P4 is the C6th P8 (similar to the “Jimi Hendrix” chord – B7#9).
This copedent is so powerful, it blows my mind. The open strings range from E to E like a standard guitar, thanks to P3 and RKR. P1+P2 makes the dobro G major tuning, but those pedals also sound like the standard E9th A&B pedals. Also from E9th, LKL is the F lever, LKR is the middle G# to F# lever, and RKL is the standard E lowers. RKR is my own invention to cover the C pedal change (with P1). Some standard C6th chordal changes can be heard with P3, P4, the top part of RKL, and the split.
It’s been a fun mental exercise, in case my 6-string pedal dream ever comes true.Visit our online Steel Guitar Shopper store for strings, equipment, music, instructional videos and materials, hard to find reference materials and rare items. https://www.steelguitarshopper.com/