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  Topic: Did Mike Smith play with the Oaks? [Edit: Wrong again]
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 3
Views: 359

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Aug 2020 7:56 pm   Subject: Did Mike Smith play with the Oaks? [Edit: Wrong again]
I saw the Oaks a couple of times when John Rich was with them. I also have an Oaks Band album that he was on, they sounded really good.
  Topic: Who is playing steel on Bradley Walker vids?
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 9
Views: 611

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Jul 2020 7:29 pm   Subject: Who is playing steel on Bradley Walker vids?
Scotty used to play for the gospel group The Hinsons, that's where I first saw him. One time I saw them, they didn't have a keyboard player, Scotty handled all of the lead parts. He also played on som ...
  Topic: Alan screw size
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 2
Views: 247

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Jul 2020 7:40 pm   Subject: Alan screw size
The screw is a #6-32 socket head capscrew, and I think the length is 3/8". I always use stainless screws.
  Topic: Memorization VS Music Stand
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 63
Views: 4970

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 7 Jun 2020 7:45 pm   Subject: Memorization VS Music Stand
I played in the praise band in a large church for several years, we always memorized all of our music and had no music stands on stage. We rehearsed every Thursday night and also before church on Sund ...
  Topic: Jacky Ward
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 2
Views: 907

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 4 Jun 2020 7:22 pm   Subject: Jacky Ward
I met Jacky's son in Nashville several years ago through a relative of mine that was living there and knew him. His dad had quit the music business and was a pastor then but I don't remember where. He ...
  Topic: Scotty's
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 7
Views: 1278

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 15 Apr 2020 7:42 pm   Subject: Scotty's
The first one I went to was at the motel out near the airport in 1974. I went once or twice at the Chase Park Plaza, then about 20 times at the Millennium.
  Topic: Tell me about Telecasters with pedal steel pedals
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 24
Views: 1603

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Apr 2020 5:31 am   Subject: Tell me about Telecasters with pedal steel pedals
I'm sure the patent is expired if they had one, but there may still be copies online. I know they made at least two versions of this gadget, and there may have been more. A lot of companies apply for ...
  Topic: cube 80xl
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 7
Views: 1106

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 9 Apr 2020 7:36 pm   Subject: cube 80xl
I have both the 80X and the 80XL and really like them both. I used them for guitar and steel both when I played out. Volume wasn't a problem, the speaker was always mic'ed anyway. I didn't use the int ...
  Topic: Peavey amp chassis straps
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 5
Views: 704

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 5 Apr 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: Peavey amp chassis straps
I always gave the rusty one's a coat of black epoxy paint. I usually changed the metal corners to black ones also, but I bought new one's, I didn't paint them. If the amp is very old the corners are p ...
  Topic: Tell me about Telecasters with pedal steel pedals
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 24
Views: 1603

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Apr 2020 7:47 pm   Subject: Tell me about Telecasters with pedal steel pedals
I had one of the MSA units on a Peavey T60 for several years. I never really got used to playing it, the cables made it way out of balance and you had to hold the neck down while you were playing. It ...
  Topic: Msa
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 17
Views: 1601

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Mar 2020 6:39 pm   Subject: Msa
Johnny built my Patriot Millennium shown above, and did a great job on it too. It was set up perfectly when I got it, I got it on a Friday and played it with the praise band on Sunday morning and all ...
  Topic: Msa
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 17
Views: 1601

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Mar 2020 7:10 pm   Subject: Msa
I bought mine in 2005, they quit building them soon after that.


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  Topic: Roland Cube 80 Xl Amp, Excellent Condition
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 3
Views: 874

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 14 Mar 2020 7:27 pm   Subject: Roland Cube 80 Xl Amp, Excellent Condition
I have two of these and like them a lot for guitar or steel.
  Topic: Peavey Session 400 head(?)
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 22
Views: 2152

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 14 Mar 2020 7:24 pm   Subject: Peavey Session 400 head(?)
Bobbe Seymour had one for sale several years ago that had belonged to Chet Atkins.
  Topic: Road case foam ?
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 5
Views: 641

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 7 Mar 2020 8:17 pm   Subject: Road case foam ?
I found what I needed for a set of split road cases on Ebay.
  Topic: shobud super pro players ??
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 15
Views: 1339

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Feb 2020 8:38 pm   Subject: shobud super pro players ??
I restored this one and played it for a few years. I liked the play-ability and the sound of it. I kept the original pickups.

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  Topic: Howard Pedal Steel Guitars
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 12
Views: 1272

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Feb 2020 8:24 pm   Subject: Howard Pedal Steel Guitars
I owned a Howard for a few years, I bought it around 1981, out of a Pawn shop in Ft. Worth, Texas. It was a well built guitar, and was a 12 string extended E9th. The pickup wasn't very good, so I rewo ...
  Topic: American Acoustic Guitar - Flag Graphics
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 0
Views: 1097

PostForum Section: For Sale: Other Instruments   Posted: 29 Jan 2020 8:45 am   Subject: American Acoustic Guitar - Flag Graphics
I bought this several years ago to go along with my flag graphics steel, and electric guitar. I never took it out of the house. It is a Chinese import with a laminated top, but it plays and sounds sur ...
  Topic: Wally Murphy: Best player/singer EVER?
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 21
Views: 2628

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Jan 2020 7:24 am   Subject: Wally Murphy: Best player/singer EVER?
Another tune I used to love to hear him play was "Tara's Theme" from "Gone With The Wind". He was always playing new and different stuff which is why I liked hearing him so much. I ...
  Topic: Wally Murphy: Best player/singer EVER?
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 21
Views: 2628

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Jan 2020 8:12 pm   Subject: Wally Murphy: Best player/singer EVER?
Wally was my highlight of the ISGC for a lot of years. He always brought his own band and they were tight and well rehearsed. He also plays the saxophone really well.
  Topic: MSA S-12 Classic – Extended E9th – Emmons setup
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 9
Views: 1736

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 21 Jan 2020 12:29 pm   Subject: MSA S-12 Classic – Extended E9th – Emmons setup
This guitar is sold.
  Topic: Scott Sanders
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 10
Views: 4542

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Jan 2020 8:23 pm   Subject: Scott Sanders
He played on an Isaacs project several years ago. A trio at the church I played at for 17 years learned a song off of that project and I tried my best to figure out what he was doing on some of those ...
  Topic: MSA S-12 Classic – Extended E9th – Emmons setup
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 9
Views: 1736

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 18 Jan 2020 7:08 pm   Subject: MSA S-12 Classic – Extended E9th – Emmons setup
Thanks Junior, I put a lot of work into it.
  Topic: MSA S-12 Classic – Extended E9th – Emmons setup
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 9
Views: 1736

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 18 Jan 2020 10:56 am   Subject: MSA S-12 Classic – Extended E9th – Emmons setup
I just saw them and replied.
  Topic: MSA S-12 Classic – Extended E9th – Emmons setup
Darvin Willhoite

Replies: 9
Views: 1736

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 18 Jan 2020 10:53 am   Subject: MSA S-12 Classic – Extended E9th – Emmons setup
I just saw them and replied.
 
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