I can't believe that the bent cross rod issue has created so much
interest. It is really quite simple, but I understand how it can fool you,
someday I will explain how it works, but for now, the reason for having
this feature is to be able to align the pull rods on the same level as the
changer, so that rods attached to the (#1 pedal that have to be positioned
next to the body) will not be dragging on the cross rods and or bell
cranks that are at the changer end of the guitar. This is just one feature
of the cross rods. They are mounted with a small ball bearing which is
anchored at the front of the guitar, which totally eliminates any end
play, and also having this feature allows the back of the guitar to have a
floating nylon type of bushing so that the body can expand and contract
with temperature and humidity changes, and will not create any binding or
On the original Mullen guitars there are two separate changers, one which
is designed for the E9th neck height, and the other for the C6th height,
to accomplish the same thing. I like this new design a whole lot better.
It took about 4 years thinking about what I would incorporate into this
Other features include a different pedal position making the #1 pedal 1/2
inch to the left and changing the pedal spacing by 1/16 inch which giving
1 inch more space for a 9th pedal which we are seeing more all the time.
No screws on the back of the end plates and tunable splits in the changer.
Triple raise and triple lower changer that returns to 0 when raising and
lowering, without the use of annoying compensators. You are probably
thinking right now that many guitars have some of these features, well it
is our turn and we will show you how Mullen gets it done.
Next is tone that in my opinion is absolutely as good as it can get. All
the parts on our guitars, except for two, are precision machined in our
own shop, by CNC machines. Are these guitars expensive? Maybe, for some,
but it goes back on the old saying, 'you get what you pay for,' just like
with anything else. The Pedal Steel Guitar is actually a
considerably cheap instrument for what it is. There are instruments
costing 5 times what a steel does, and can't do 1/2 of what a steel can,
so it is actually quite a bargain.
We now have a guitar that has the tone we all talk about, and I think you
know what that means, it plays as easy as the Royal Precision, only
smoother, incorporates an all pull system, which is tuned open strings
with the tuning key and all pulls with the nylon tuning nut at the
changer. No pile of wrenches and special tuning procedures that only
a master can tune, it is simple, for anyone. The Mullen has a system
where your tuning can be changed with great ease, no piles of tools and
pretty much anyone can do it. These guitars are your tool for your
job, they don't require a tool box to go with them, they just work!
They come with a two year warranty and also that great Mullen guitar
dependability and customer service.
Thank You for visiting our Web-Site