Are pedal steels tuned equal tempered, or in barbershop intervals?
Buddy claimed that he used equal temperament, but it’s clear on his early E9th recordings that he flatted his thirds. He probably used equal temperament on his C6th neck and tweaked it a bit for a sweeter sound in country ballads on E9th. Most steel players use something close to just intonation (barbershop intervals). See my page about it at http://www.b0b.com/infoedu/just_e9.html
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