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  Topic: Evolution of the Stage One
Michael Douchette

Replies: 10
Views: 902

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Sep 2020 10:10 am   Subject: Evolution of the Stage One
Just want to add, IMHO only, there's not a finer guy than Doug or a better sounding guitar than his builds. I've made my living with them for quite a while now. I've never had a disappointed client.
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  Topic: For Whom Do We Play?
Michael Douchette

Replies: 25
Views: 1265

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 14 Sep 2020 10:03 am   Subject: For Whom Do We Play?
God, and whomever He moved to hire me.
  Topic: What did learning how to play pedal steel like look for you?
Michael Douchette

Replies: 33
Views: 2991

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Aug 2020 4:58 am   Subject: What did learning how to play pedal steel like look for you?
- Have you ever taken lessons? If so, what did your teacher have you working on?

No. I got my education about steel being a rhythm guitar/harmonica player in the Nashville studio world working with ...
  Topic: The steel player
Michael Douchette

Replies: 13
Views: 1303

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 24 Aug 2020 4:33 am   Subject: The steel player
That's Scotty, with Kelly Back next to him. Both Hinson bandmates. The 2nd generation "Sonny and Gregg."
  Topic: Budy Emmons Bass Player
Michael Douchette

Replies: 33
Views: 2635

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Aug 2020 6:31 am   Subject: Budy Emmons Bass Player
Russ, was it weird playing Buddy’s steel?

I remember Doyle Grisham saying he sat down to it once and couldn’t get it to sound right (equal temperament tuning?).

Buddy tuned straight up. So d ...
  Topic: Budy Emmons Bass Player
Michael Douchette

Replies: 33
Views: 2635

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Aug 2020 7:04 pm   Subject: Budy Emmons Bass Player
Story goes...

Buddy and Jimmy Day both got fed up with bass players that couldn't follow the changes the way they wanted, so they pitched in and bought a new '57 Fender, agreeing to play bass for e ...
  Topic: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Michael Douchette

Replies: 24
Views: 2729

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 1 Aug 2020 6:37 pm   Subject: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
So that Dobro may very well be as sweet as any pre-war model.

I'd suggest putting some new strings, tune her up, and see how she sounds. That matters far more than the model number with vintage Dob ...
  Topic: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Michael Douchette

Replies: 24
Views: 2729

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 1 Aug 2020 5:45 am   Subject: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
But you might be able to shine a flashlight into the f-hole to see if there is indeed a soundwell inside. As I wrote earlier, the cheaper models back in the day did not have a soundwell , the edge o ...
  Topic: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Michael Douchette

Replies: 24
Views: 2729

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 31 Jul 2020 6:20 pm   Subject: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Mark, my knowledge of Dobro construction is even less than my playing knowledge, lol. What is a soundwell? What do I look for?

Guys, I sincerely appreciate all your input. Together we'll figure thi ...
  Topic: Bill Mack
Michael Douchette

Replies: 14
Views: 2534

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 31 Jul 2020 2:26 pm   Subject: Bill Mack
Aww, man... another old buddy gone. He and Dad were dear friends, and I got to know him from their relationship.

I'm sure he and Pop are having a great ol' reunion. Sad Smile
  Topic: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Michael Douchette

Replies: 24
Views: 2729

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 31 Jul 2020 2:22 pm   Subject: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Brad, thank you so much! I sincerely appreciate the help.

So, if anyone with expertise in this area can assist with a proper value, we'll take it from there.

(I suppose if I HAD to, I could go s ...
  Topic: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Michael Douchette

Replies: 24
Views: 2729

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 31 Jul 2020 7:47 am   Subject: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Thanks, guys. I've been too busy to get back on here. I'll send a pm, Brad, so I can get your email address to send you pics. I appreciate any help with this you can give me.
  Topic: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Michael Douchette

Replies: 24
Views: 2729

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 30 Jul 2020 4:19 am   Subject: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
No input, suggestions, advice, knowledge from anybody?
  Topic: Are sweetened tuning offsets wrt equal temperament?
Michael Douchette

Replies: 25
Views: 1411

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jul 2020 4:18 am   Subject: Are sweetened tuning offsets wrt equal temperament?
And 7 cents flat is just plain flat. Period.
  Topic: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
Michael Douchette

Replies: 24
Views: 2729

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 28 Jul 2020 6:05 pm   Subject: For Sale - 1939 Dobro, a classic that needs a new home.
I'm selling my 1939 Dobro. I shall include here the text of an appraisal letter from George Gruhn dated 7 Jan 2005:

"I have personally inspected the instrument described below.

We certify t ...
  Topic: Paul Franklin Jr - COVID -19
Michael Douchette

Replies: 63
Views: 11649

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Jul 2020 4:29 am   Subject: Paul Franklin Jr - COVID -19
Prayers for all, hope everyone heals quickly! Paul Sr. and Oleda are two of the sweetest folks I ever had the opportunity to know. Prayers!
  Topic: Kudos to the Stage One steel guitar
Michael Douchette

Replies: 45
Views: 5725

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Jul 2020 3:32 am   Subject: Kudos to the Stage One steel guitar
I just saw this thread for the first time.

Most of you know, I suppose, that the Stage One became my guitar of choice years ago. The first one I got here, used, because I wanted a light guitar for ...
  Topic: Heart Over Mind with Gary Carter
Michael Douchette

Replies: 19
Views: 1812

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 20 Jul 2020 4:15 pm   Subject: Heart Over Mind with Gary Carter
EXCELLENT!!!! And yes, he does sound like Mel...
  Topic: Adding Steel To Other's Recording Projects
Michael Douchette

Replies: 2
Views: 513

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 20 Jul 2020 4:18 am   Subject: Adding Steel To Other's Recording Projects
PM to you.
  Topic: Wechter Scheerhorn Rob Ickes model Resonator SOLD
Michael Douchette

Replies: 8
Views: 1164

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 15 Jul 2020 6:54 am   Subject: Wechter Scheerhorn Rob Ickes model Resonator SOLD
Thanks, keep me posted. I really would love to get it from you.
  Topic: Wechter Scheerhorn Rob Ickes model Resonator SOLD
Michael Douchette

Replies: 8
Views: 1164

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 15 Jul 2020 4:04 am   Subject: Wechter Scheerhorn Rob Ickes model Resonator SOLD
Good morning, Cody. IF you can hold yours for me, I'll put mine up for sale. But I have to have a dobro, so if you can't, I'll have to keep mine. Let me know when you can! Thanks!
  Topic: Wechter Scheerhorn Rob Ickes model Resonator SOLD
Michael Douchette

Replies: 8
Views: 1164

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 14 Jul 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: Wechter Scheerhorn Rob Ickes model Resonator SOLD
Cody, if you're not in a hurry and would consider holding it for me, I have a 1939 Dobro I could sell to get this one from you... let me know...
  Topic: Wechter Scheerhorn Rob Ickes model Resonator SOLD
Michael Douchette

Replies: 8
Views: 1164

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 14 Jul 2020 7:43 pm   Subject: Wechter Scheerhorn Rob Ickes model Resonator SOLD
Whoa! Man... where can I dig up $700... at tax time, no less... Sad
  Topic: Emmons Restore, Blue Lacquer
Michael Douchette

Replies: 14
Views: 1095

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Jul 2020 7:54 am   Subject: Emmons Restore, Blue Lacquer
Whoa! That is absolutely beautiful!!!
  Topic: Difficult Steel Topics
Michael Douchette

Replies: 48
Views: 5268

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 Jul 2020 6:24 pm   Subject: Difficult Steel Topics
...The guy that played after me was a very good player. He made a remark before he played that he was much better than the previous players that day. Was a shame he was so arrogant. He was a great p ...
 
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