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  Topic: Rickenbacher D-8: What's it Worth?
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 4
Views: 581

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Aug 2006 8:28 pm   Subject: Rickenbacher D-8: What's it Worth?
Do not confuse this model with ANY of the vintage Ricks., you would be disappointed!!! The later models with the wood bodys are a complete failure when it comes to that Rick tone. I have played both, ...
  Topic: Where is Bob Murphy's Bigsby?
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 949

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 May 2006 1:37 am   Subject: Where is Bob Murphy's Bigsby?
Hi Jussi, No two of those Wilhelm amps looked the same...John used whatever he could find to fit what ever type he was building for the customer. Some were piggy-backs w/separate speaker cabinets, som ...
  Topic: Where is Bob Murphy's Bigsby?
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 949

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 May 2006 7:25 am   Subject: Where is Bob Murphy's Bigsby?
At the time i had it, as i recall, the inside neck was high C6th, the center neck was a kind of E13th, and the outside neck was an E6th, just like the low C6th of Jerry Byrd, only tuned up to E. Bob w ...
  Topic: Where is Bob Murphy's Bigsby?
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 949

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 May 2006 10:41 pm   Subject: Where is Bob Murphy's Bigsby?
Hi Ray, As i understand it he was a back-up player for different artists. I saw a photo of the marque at the Hayride naming him "Featured Steel Guitarist"...all in big lights. I bought that Bigsby fro ...
  Topic: Where is Bob Murphy's Bigsby?
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 949

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 May 2006 12:14 pm   Subject: Where is Bob Murphy's Bigsby?
Does anyone know what ever happened to the Bigsby T-8 that was played on The Louisiana Hayride in the mid 50's by featured steel guitarist, the late Bob Murphy?

Marv Erickson
  Topic: Be gentle---its the first time ive done this.
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 30
Views: 2031

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Feb 2006 10:48 pm   Subject: Be gentle---its the first time ive done this.
Welcome Ian!!! Have had for years some wonderful Hawaiian stuff on vinal LP's by Ken Ufton. Never stopped to analyze, but thought the last i played them that he was using a Fender, possibly a pedal j ...
  Topic: Gibson Electraharp 6 Pedal, 8 string...Pics??
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 0
Views: 448

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 4 Feb 2006 2:32 am   Subject: Gibson Electraharp 6 Pedal, 8 string...Pics??
I am posting this steel for some one who has lost interest & has taken up banjo with better luck. Very good cond. sunburst maple finish. I have played this steel and it plays and sounds VERY GOOD. Set ...
  Topic: F/S Gibson Electraharp EH620 6Pedal
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 2
Views: 659

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 28 Jan 2006 6:08 pm   Subject: F/S Gibson Electraharp EH620 6Pedal
Junior,
I do not have any photos, or the ability to email photos. The owner does not have a computer, but i think has photos. Am going to send you an email with his Moline, IL phone number. Thanks for ...
  Topic: F/S Gibson Electraharp EH620 6Pedal
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 2
Views: 659

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 28 Jan 2006 11:14 am   Subject: F/S Gibson Electraharp EH620 6Pedal
I am selling this steel for some one who never learned to play it. Legs NOT original, NO CASE. It plays and sets up very good. Sunburst finish. All electronics work fine. Pedals work fine. Tone is ver ...
  Topic: Some olde timey steel guitar playing
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 6
Views: 630

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Jan 2006 10:07 pm   Subject: Some olde timey steel guitar playing
Ray: Thanks fer the tune. Wish i knew all of the neat stuff that you do on the computer with music and your classic Emails!!! Speaking of mail, have you checked your snail-mail lately? Nuff said alre ...
  Topic: Bigsby pickups?
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 7
Views: 1335

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jan 2006 10:24 pm   Subject: Bigsby pickups?
Colin...Sorry cannot get through Qurb with info on Bigsby pickups, but good luck anyway.

Marv
  Topic: Chopped Magnatone on eBay......AGAIN???
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 4
Views: 643

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Jan 2006 3:08 am   Subject: Chopped Magnatone on eBay......AGAIN???
Item #[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7382273721]7382273 721 is presented as a D-8 steel guitar. No brand name is mentioned. It appears to me that it is in fact the back two ne ...
  Topic: Ricks
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 14
Views: 1126

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Dec 2005 3:01 pm   Subject: Ricks
Would recomend book "The Complete History of Rickenbacker Guitars" by Richard R. Smith available from Scotty's Music. Has many pics dating back to 1932 Frypans. Also history of company and founders. A ...
  Topic: electromuse
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 3
Views: 592

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Dec 2005 3:30 pm   Subject: electromuse
Scottys Music in St. Louis will re-wind AND re-mag a Rick pickup....don't know why they could do Electromuse also. They did some work on a Rick of mine...fine job!!!
  Topic: Jerry Byrd Fry Pan on Ebay
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 945

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Nov 2005 10:22 pm   Subject: Jerry Byrd Fry Pan on Ebay
Scottys music has one listed now for $950.00. It is the short scale A-22. He had a couple others in the past week or so...long and short scales, same price. I have one in long scale...beautiful tone.
  Topic: 22 1/2 " Scale On Stringmaster T-8???
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 5
Views: 578

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Oct 2005 6:26 pm   Subject: 22 1/2 " Scale On Stringmaster T-8???
Does anyone know if Fender produced a Stringmaster T-8 with a short scale? Especially later ones with the "blend" control.

Marvin
  Topic: Bigsby D-8 on Ebay
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 8
Views: 646

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Oct 2005 12:35 am   Subject: Bigsby D-8 on Ebay
On 10-23-05 the top bid on this steel was $3151.04. In previous listing 10-15-05 top bid was $5604.00. Reserve not met in either case. Why the sharp contrast in price, and what is a "normal" price??? ...
  Topic: Need Info on Gibson Console
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 4
Views: 505

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Oct 2005 10:09 pm   Subject: Need Info on Gibson Console
Eddie,
OOPS......make that $1499.00. The other one is a Stright D-8...Grand Console higher.
Marvin
  Topic: Need Info on Gibson Console
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 4
Views: 505

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Oct 2005 10:01 pm   Subject: Need Info on Gibson Console
Hi Eddie,
These in a music store will go for about $1200.00 to $1500.00, depending on accesories, ie case, etc. and of course condition. I think Andys Guitars has one listed now for $1199.00

Marvin
  Topic: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 1073

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Oct 2005 12:07 am   Subject: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Bobbe,
As per our phone conversation, will call you next week, and if the Magnatone comes in will see if we can cut a deal of some kind. Also have an Oahu lap, and several Ricks. Happy pickin'....

M ...
  Topic: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 1073

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Oct 2005 7:45 pm   Subject: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Bobbe, Thanks a bunch....will call you ASAP

Marv
  Topic: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 1073

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Oct 2005 1:43 am   Subject: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
George, Thanks fer ur input! Have heard these have nice tone.
Marvin
  Topic: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 1073

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Oct 2005 3:49 pm   Subject: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Beautiful guitar! Missed one of these on Ebay awhile back. Have time to play and some cash if you would consider selling.
Marvin
  Topic: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 1073

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Oct 2005 11:01 pm   Subject: Magnatone Quad and Tripple Eight Steels
Anyone had any experience with these? Have heard they have nice tone, but are quite heavy and cumbersome. Have played about every thing else, and would like to try one or both of these. Don't go out t ...
  Topic: I just won this 1935 rick on ebay...check it out
Marvin Erickson

Replies: 12
Views: 1012

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Oct 2005 9:06 pm   Subject: I just won this 1935 rick on ebay...check it out
Andre, You will never regret buying this guitar. I have several of these pre-war bakelites, but mine all have tone controls, whitch come in handy for different amps. I also have a Frypan with no tone ...
 
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