Mudcat Café message #523294 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37495   Message #523294
Posted By: BlueJay
08-Aug-01 - 03:54 AM
Thread Name: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Subject: RE: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Rick- I used to fantasize about playing the Pedal Steel. Until I went to Guitar City in Denver, who at the time specialized in the instrument. They still may, I don't know.

The guy trying to sell me one tried showing me a few very fundamental things, and I found it to be hopelessly complicated. What with the wierd tuning, knee levers and all the pedals affecting different strings in different ways, I decided I did not want to devote the rest of my life to learning another instrument.

My hat is off to anyone who has learned how to play this Godawful instrument to any degree. I still love the sound of it when played well, which is infrequently. Thanks, BlueJay