I am tempted to get Alvin to change the soft pedal to hit 2 strings (of 3-string unisons) instead of the factory default of 2.5 strings. (The 0.5 means that the third string is given a sort of glancing blow by the edge of the hammer). Since it is easy to play ppp on the Omega I thought that it would be nice if the soft pedal can be used to effect timbral changes that are more obvious.
Ulrich Sauter prefers a 2-string soft pedal. He calls it the ‘mountain moonshine’ timbre. This will actually work very well with a lot of the stuff that I am playing now. Hmmm….