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Larry Welter


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Post  Posted 7 Jan 2018 6:16 pm    
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This is a 1939/1940 Gibson Electraharp 8 strings,,,5 pedals?,,,if you think this is big,,you should see the case,,its currently rented out as a apartment,,plenty of room to set your beer on,,

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Pete Burak


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Portland, OR USA
Post  Posted 7 Jan 2018 7:49 pm    
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Here is a single neck Gibson on Craigslist in my home town.
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/msg/d/gibson-electraharp-pedal/6439617716.html
I might go over to mess around with it, as I've never seen one in person.
The one you posted looks great. If it were in my town I would go over and check it out (I guess going over and checking it out is more of a Craigslist thing, not an Ebay thing).
I wonder how much someone will pay.
I wonder if you could flip the pickup plate so the Bass strings are more treble-ee, and the treble strings are more bass-ee?
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Jim Palenscar


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Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post  Posted 7 Jan 2018 10:35 pm    
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I have the twin to that Electraharp in my shop currently belonging to Greg Leisz.
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Herb Steiner


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Spicewood TX 78669
Post  Posted 7 Jan 2018 11:12 pm    
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My first pedal steel was an Electraharp. Hated it. Sold it to Rodney Dillard for $75. Pete Grant played it on Wheatstraw Suite.
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Dan Beller-McKenna


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Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 3:23 am    
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I hadn't listened to Wheatstraw Suite in roughly 1000 years. Great stuff. In other news: this is one of the most incongruous videos of the era. The attempts of hip Hugh Hefner hanger-ons to dance to the Dillards is, well, ....:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfUpQsGCInE
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gary pierce


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Rossville TN
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 4:38 am    
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Lol Dan, that was hilarious, I saw the Dillards the first time in Eminence MO in 73.
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Ken Boi


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 8:31 am    
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Dan Beller-McKenna wrote:
The attempts of hip Hugh Hefner hanger-ons to dance to the Dillards is, well, ....:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfUpQsGCInE

Barbi Benton was hot.

I saw the Dilliards at the University of Illinois, early 70's, as the warm-up band for Elton John (back when he was really good). And of course on the Andy Griffith show.
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Alan Bidmade


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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 8:49 am    
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I saw the Dillards in Ipswich, UK, in around 1977/8. They were on a package tour with Karl Perkins and Billie Jo Spears! I only went to see the Dillards (sadly, no Doug) so left the theatre soon after KP came on. The Dillards were in the bar, so I had a magical 10 minutes chatting to them before they went off to the dressing room. Great guys!
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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 8:52 am    
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That would look good in my living room. Whoa!
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William Davis


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 10:55 am    
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Great clip! Love the harmony. As a bonus, it's kind of a bluegrass spin on Spinal Tap's psychedelic phase. Smile
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Brint Hannay


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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 5:05 pm    
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I give the Hefner guests credit for clapping on 2 and 4 on the first song, anyhow. Smile
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Larry Welter


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Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 6:19 pm     banjo player???
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the guy playing banjo looks like herb Pederson who was in desert rose band with jay dee maness?? anyone know?
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John Haspert


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Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 7:41 pm     Dillards
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In that iteration it is indeed the great Herb Pedersen. Yes he wrote the Hey Boys and sings the lead. There are actually 2 versions of that song. Herb now sings the other version. I still like the Dillard's version a bit better. As for Wheatstraw Suite, I will have to go dig my copy out and recheck, but I thought Buddy Emmons played on that album; or at least the first release. Peter grant is also a Stellar player and he did play with in a later iteration of the Dillards after Herb moved on.
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Glenn Suchan


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Austin, Texas
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 6:16 am    
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Herb Steiner wrote:
My first pedal steel was an Electraharp. Hated it. Sold it to Rodney Dillard for $75. Pete Grant played it on Wheatstraw Suite.


Like Herb, my first pedal steel was an Electraharp (8-strings; 6-pedals). I bought it about 2 weeks after the PSG 'bug' bit me. I found a teacher about a month later; showed up at his home for my first lesson with the Electraharp wrapped in an army blanket (I bought it without a case) and armed with a Stevens dobro bar - (talk about a neophyte Laughing )

Upon my knock on his door, this was the teacher's response the to yokel looking for lessons: "Two things: get a different steel guitar and get a different bar". Then come back for your lesson...." To his credit, the advice was spot on and he did give me a PSG bullet bar, which I use to this day.

Shortly after that episode I bought my second guitar - an early 70's Emmons S10, 6p/2k.

Keep on pickin'!
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b0b


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Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 9:12 am    
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Please keep to the pedal steel topic. Oh Well
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