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Terry Skaggs

 

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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 2:46 pm    
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Well, here we go, I have had my Mullen Discovery for 2 1/2 weeks and schedule to use it at my duos weekly gig this coming Wed. Playing simple stuff but sure sounds sweet. Have played dobro for 11 years so familiar with double stops but this is a whole new challenge. Looking forward to playing for a live audience....took it to a jam last week, and had a great time...but this time we'll be on stage LOL. Pressure is on.
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 3:08 pm    
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Congratulations on your new Mullen Terry! You'll do just fine. Judging by your signature and website, you have a fine stable of other instruments too.

I enjoyed listening to some of your music. The Water is Wide is a favorite tune of mine for many years.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 3:52 pm    
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Terry, good luck on your gig, you will be fine. It will take you a while to learn the pedals and not depend on the bar and straight tuning. Spend some time getting the mechanics down so it's second nature. Bar slants are cool and can be used in combination with the pedals. Enjoy the journey.
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 27 Oct 2019 12:12 am    
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That's two new players in two days - and they say it's dying Laughing
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post  Posted 27 Oct 2019 1:10 am    
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excellent ! Gotta start somewhere and sometime !


The water isn't near as deep as everyone claims at the deep end of the pool, just jump on in !

You will be surprised how much of your Dobro fretboard and intervals will all of a sudden become familiar on the Steel.

Have fun !
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Michael Sawyer


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 27 Oct 2019 5:25 am    
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Best of luck,have fun and you'll be fine!
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Dick Wood


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Springtown Texas, USA
Post  Posted 28 Oct 2019 7:52 am    
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It's been 40 years ago but I still remember my first time to play steel in the band. Stay at it and just have fun.
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Terry Skaggs

 

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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 13 Nov 2019 9:49 pm    
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First song, first gig...had a blast!!! The Discovery is quite a guitar, sounds great.

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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2019 10:03 am    
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I remember the 1st time I played out in public.
My left foot shook SO bad I had to take it off the volume control! Whoa!
Erv
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Mike Bacciarini


From:
San Luis Obispo, California
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2019 4:05 pm    
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Way to go Terry! I see you're already on to the pro's who have the LED's and displays in their backline match their shirt. Always a nice touch!

The smile says it all....
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2019 5:01 pm    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
I remember the 1st time I played out in public.
My left foot shook SO bad I had to take it off the volume control! Whoa!
Erv


Whoa! Dang, I guess you were either REAL nervous or REAL new!
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2019 8:32 am    
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Don,
Kind of a combination of both, I was in my teens. Very Happy
Erv


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Terry Skaggs

 

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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2019 8:37 am    
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Real new....had the mullen, three weeks and hit the stage.
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Kevin Fix

 

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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 15 Nov 2019 6:35 pm    
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probably back about 1985 I was asked to set in with a group for a large fundraiser. Was at a large auditorium, well, when I arrived I found out that it was being televised on local cable channels. When the curtain went up, there it was, about 75 feet away from the stage with a camera crew. I was never nervous after that one!!! Broke the ice. It was fun to see us on TV. A friend of mine had recorded it. Was in a house band at a large country night club in the mid 90's. The club had a TV commercial filmed there while we were playing. We got about 6 seconds of air time. Hey Terry, glad to see you had a blast!!!
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Terry Skaggs

 

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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 18 Nov 2019 7:05 pm    
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I had the best time .....two under my belt.....my partner and I have played over 200 gigs the past four years, I played guitar and dobro on all of them....got a ways to go on the steel...but oh so much fun.
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