Some Universal Copedents

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As the mechanisms of pedal steels evolved, some players devised ways to combine all of the changes of the E9th and C6th into a single 12-string neck. Called the Universal or U-12, this group of copedents typically uses a knee lever to change the string tuning from E9th to B6th (similar to C6th), and includes most of the pedals and knee levers from both necks of a D-10. Here are some examples:

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2 Replies to “Some Universal Copedents”

  1. Hello
    I am looking for any instruction/ lessons for the universal tuning. I have my guitar set up Bill from Williams Guitars.

    1. E9th instruction applies directly. To use C6th instruction, lower your E strings with the knee lever and play one fret higher than the tab shows.

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