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Des Hetherington


From:
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Post Posted 7 Aug 2009 8:52 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Im wondering if anyone has any info on the history of the Rains gutiar company, I have a SD10 serial # 044 and wondering if this would have been the 44th instrument amde by Rains, cheers, Des
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David Hartley


Post Posted 7 Aug 2009 10:19 pm     Hi Des Reply with quote

Does the Rains logo on the front say Rains Steel Guitars or Rains by Gary Carpenter?

Let me know and I will find out for you if I can.

David Hartley
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David Hartley


Post Posted 7 Aug 2009 10:30 pm     Rains Reply with quote

I have 4 other Rains guitar ownwers coming over today for a photo. I will post a picture of us and our 5 guitars later today.
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David Hartley


Post Posted 8 Aug 2009 7:36 am     Hi Des Reply with quote

The pictures I took today are in the Miss Rains thread here

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=164296

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Mickey Adams


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College Station TX
Post Posted 8 Aug 2009 7:54 am     Reply with quote

I heard it Rains a lot over there...LOL....I know..I need new material...LOL
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Mark Edwards


From:
Weatherford,Texas, USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2009 8:02 am     Reply with quote

When it "RAINS" it "PURRS"
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Charlie Shifflett


From:
Colorado City, Texas, USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2009 8:04 am     Rains guitars by Bob Reply with quote

glad you ask? Bob Rains started the Rains guitar
Bobby is a fine guitarst all so # 44 would most likely be Bobs. iam a close friend of Bob and helped put a few guitars togetherfor him. good luck with your VERY great guitar.
Charlie
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Charlie Shifflett


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Colorado City, Texas, USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2009 8:12 am     Micky Adams < Volume Pots> Reply with quote

Micky have you got some good volume pots I have bought about six and have not got a good one yet.
perfer Mexeco pots for emmons pedal.

Thanks Charlie
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Fred Nolen


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Mohawk, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 10 Aug 2009 5:51 pm     Rains Guitars Reply with quote

Des,

As mentioned, Bob Rains started the company. I bought my first Rains from Bob in 2005 - my second from Gary Carpenter in 2006. Everyone I have dealt with associated with Rains Guitars are first class people who make a first class instrument.

Ol' Fred
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Billy Carr


From:
Seminary, Mississippi USA
Post Posted 11 Aug 2009 3:23 am     psg Reply with quote

One of the top quality made guitars on the market today is a RAINS. With the upgrades, it's even better. Service second to none. There's a few I won't play or endorse. Rains is not one of them.
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Paddy Long


From:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Posted 11 Aug 2009 1:14 pm     Reply with quote

I think Des' guitar is from the Bob Rains period -- maybe serial #44 is the build sequence ??
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Roger Francis


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kokomo,Indiana, USA
Post Posted 11 Aug 2009 3:13 pm     Reply with quote

Mine is 37 and i think Paddy is rite
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Danny Letz


From:
Old Glory,Texas, USA 79540
Post Posted 12 Aug 2009 3:36 pm     Reply with quote

Bobby Rains of Abilene Texas developed the Rains guitar. I think it took off like he never expected and it was transferred to Gary Carpenter. Call Gary. I bet he'd tell you anything you want to know and would almost certainly sell you a new one to your specifications if you like.
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Des Hetherington


From:
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Post Posted 15 Aug 2009 3:25 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Thanks so much for all your input, the guitar logo on the fron has Rains Steel Guitars, hers a pic of the Darling.

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Des Hetherington


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Post Posted 15 Aug 2009 3:37 pm     Reply with quote

heres a cpl more pics. Mickey, i just love your youtube insruction vids, and David Hartley, you are something else, WoW, keep up the awsome work, Paddy mate, 2 weeks till season opens, lol got ya freezer empty?

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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Posted 16 Aug 2009 3:28 pm     Reply with quote

Yes Des my freezer is overflowing with available space for whitebait !!! Laughing
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Bob Mainwaring


From:
Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island B.C. Canada
Post Posted 16 Aug 2009 9:45 pm     Rains Steel Guitars Reply with quote

E-by-gum-lad, tha' sounds reet posh doin' your thing and I brag about you all the time with you pickn' n' grinnin' - even though you're from the south west by the sounds of your "twang".

All Z.B.est.

Baawwb.
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Des Hetherington


From:
New Zealand
Post Posted 16 Aug 2009 11:15 pm     Reply with quote

Bob, not sure what your on over there bud, but i think you might have the wrong person, have i met you before? lol Des
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Bob Mainwaring


From:
Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island B.C. Canada
Post Posted 17 Aug 2009 8:41 pm     Reply with quote

Hi there Des,
Sorry for not making myself clear as it was directed to David Hartley as he's also from the U.K. (a south westener) and his pickn' is something else.

All Z.B.est.

Baawwb.
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Des Hetherington


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New Zealand
Post Posted 17 Aug 2009 9:04 pm     Reply with quote

Bob Im from New Zealand, quite a few rugby fields from south west london lol but no probs cheers..
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