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Brentley Dahmer


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Richmond, VA
Post  Posted 7 Sep 2019 11:11 am    
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In this iconic footage of Bob Wills, I've always wondered who this guy "Bobby" was. Been learning about Leon, Herb, Noel and others but still not sure.
Watching this is still mesmerizing for me and is the epitome of everything I love about the early Steel sound.
Any guesses also to what's going on here with tunings?
Thanks

Full Song
https://youtu.be/5sS5jSbV0Vg

Right to the good stuff
https://youtu.be/5sS5jSbV0Vg?t=79
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Roy McKinney


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Ontario, OR
Post  Posted 7 Sep 2019 12:03 pm    
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Might be Bobby Koeffer
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Brentley Dahmer


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Richmond, VA
Post  Posted 7 Sep 2019 12:11 pm    
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Ahhh, I had seen that name in posts here but didn't realize he was in the Playboys. I think you're right- Thanks
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Scott Thomas


Post  Posted 7 Sep 2019 1:57 pm    
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Yes that's him. Unusual style, eh?. Thumb and holding an old flat bar that way. He likes to look straight at the audience and not at the fretboard.

Scotty's has some tunings listed for him (third row):

http://www.scottysmusic.com/tunings.htm
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Brentley Dahmer


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Richmond, VA
Post  Posted 7 Sep 2019 3:07 pm    
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Thanks - I see his E13 is same as McAuliffe's.
I guess it is a bit unusual using just the thumb now that I've seen some others play.
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Craig A Davidson


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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin USA
Post  Posted 11 Sep 2019 1:27 pm    
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Bobby Koefer
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Landon Jarrel


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Atlanta, GA, USA
Post  Posted 11 Sep 2019 4:45 pm    
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Here he is with Pee Wee King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GiD7r0H2PU
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Brentley Dahmer


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Richmond, VA
Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 6:57 am    
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Thanks Landon
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Landon Jarrel


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Atlanta, GA, USA
Post  Posted 12 Sep 2019 8:36 am     Re: Who is
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You're most welcome. You and I both share a common love for the non-pedal steel, it seems!
Very Happy
Brentley Dahmer wrote:

Watching this is still mesmerizing for me and is the epitome of everything I love about the early Steel sound.

I AGREE!
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