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Bill Dobkins


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Rolla Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 25 Nov 2021 10:05 am    
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Does any one play steel with a flat pick?
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Dave Hopping


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Post  Posted 25 Nov 2021 11:03 am    
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Seems to me Dick Meis did.Kept a six-string on his lap and would switch during songs. I've tried it, but it didn't work for me.
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Donny Hinson

 

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Post  Posted 25 Nov 2021 1:14 pm    
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The late and great Sid Hudson (who left us about 3 years ago) played using a flatpick with fingerpicks on his middle and third fingers. He could play pedal steel or straight guitar with equal aplomb...meaning he could hang in there with the best of them on either instrument. Whoa!

Here he is playing an Emmons tune from the "Steel Guitar Jazz" album...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVy7sqHvhX4
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 25 Nov 2021 4:19 pm    
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Boogie Sherard also played both guitar and steel with a flatpick with amazing results.
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Dale Rivard

 

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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 25 Nov 2021 6:50 pm    
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Mike Bourque
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Bill Dobkins


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Rolla Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 25 Nov 2021 8:07 pm    
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When I cut the end of my index finger, I lost feeling in it. I can't feel a finger pick on it but can still use a flat pick, I use a finger pick on my middle finger, so I play my steel and tele like this.
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Charlie Hansen


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Post  Posted 26 Nov 2021 10:08 am    
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I good friend of mine played with a flat pick and could play faster and more accurately than most players. He was a bit of an oddity and had the steel players abuzz in Toronto when he first arrived there.
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Larry Baker

 

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Columbia, Mo. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 26 Nov 2021 11:25 am    
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I think (could be wrong) that Bobbe Seymour played with a flat pick.
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Bill Cunningham


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Atlanta, Ga. USA
Post  Posted 29 Nov 2021 5:48 pm    
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In the late 1960’s or early 1970’s there was a player on one of the old syndicated shows out of Nashville (think Porter Wagoner or Wilburn Brothers kind of show but it wasn’t either of those) where the steel player used a straight pick and they always lots of close ups of him.
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Gene Tani


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Pac NW
Post  Posted 1 Dec 2021 11:20 am    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQvh_EWd2zw

Mike Bourque's quick change hybrid picking lesson
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