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Bob Mahaffey


From:
Bandera, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2002 6:04 pm    
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Hi!
I've just been verified. I've been playing for 26 years and I only found this site 2 months ago. I have really enjoyed all the discussion and was chomping at the bit to join in.
Have ya'll ever heard of a Blanton guitar?
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Jerry Roller


From:
Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2002 6:28 pm    
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Hi Bob, welcome aboard!!! Yeah, I have heard of the Blanton but never have seen one.
I know you will enjoy the Forum!
Jerry
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Jerry Hayes


From:
Virginia Beach, Va.
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2002 7:29 pm    
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Hey Bob,
Yeah I remember the Blanton Guitars. I bought one from Blackie Taylor Music in California around 1972 or so. It was a single 10 with 4 floor pedals and no knee levers. There was no tuning on the endplate of the thing as it had no holes or anything on it. All the pedal tuning was done underneath on the bell cranks with things you turned with your hand if I remember right. Blackie added two knee levers to it, one to lower the 2nd and one to lower the E strings. About a year after I got it we converted it to an eleven string by adding a low E string. I eventually traded it straight across for a 1958 Volkswagen Beetle.

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Livin' in the Past and the Future with a 12 string Mooney tuning.

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Bob Mahaffey


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Bandera, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2002 8:11 pm    
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Thanks for replying, both Jerrys.
Yes, the Blanton tunes underneath and you sure get used it after awhile. My first guitar was an MSA sidekick, which you had to tune with your allen wrench every 3 songs. It was a good starter guitar with 3 and 1. The Blanton is 8 and 4 and really is a great guitar. Mine is a 77 model and I would never sell it,though I am trying to save for a LGIII. Don't tell my wife!
Bob
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Bob Allen


From:
Apache Jct, AZ, USA
Post  Posted 27 Mar 2002 8:44 pm    
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Hi Bob, Welcome to the forum. I'm sure your going to enjoy all that is offered. And we have a great bunch of steel players on board.Bob Allen.
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Allan Thompson


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Scotland.
Post  Posted 28 Mar 2002 5:52 am    
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A warm Scottish welcome to you Bob, this is the only place to be if you play steel.
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Tony Orth


From:
Evansville, Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 28 Mar 2002 6:06 am    
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Welcome Bob,

Good to have you with us!!

Tony
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