How and why
Notation System for Rodding Steel Guitars

A Numbering convention for rodding a pedal steel is shown below. This is done with the underside of the steel guitar facing up. (The same position the guitar uses in the case.)

Please refer to one of the Rodding Charts listed below for the various connections for Pulls on each Pedal and Knee Lever. For Pulls not included in the Rodding Chart, find a similar String Gauge and Movement and use the same connections.

{Consult your OWNER'S MANUAL or builder for Standard String Gauges.}

Rodding system
Sample Rodding Charts