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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Mar '13 18:18
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PYmgW_Sxbs
  2. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    11 Mar '13 00:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PYmgW_Sxbs
    Two extraordinarily beautiful voices!

    Thanks.
  3. 11 Mar '13 23:36
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PYmgW_Sxbs
    Excellent! Thanks for posting. I have always enjoyed Krause with Union Station a wonderful group of musicians!
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Mar '13 11:23 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Excellent! Thanks for posting. I have always enjoyed Krause with Union Station a wonderful group of musicians!
    Yes, Jerry Douglas is a real virtuoso on the dobro! BTW, I met the inventor of the dobro, a guy named John Dopyera, back when I was 18 or so, living in Escondido Calif.
    He was 87 at the time and had a small music shop there. People came from all over to meet him! He was innovating even at that age. He showed me a neck brace system he could adjust up and down with a dime, the mechanism had an incredible mechanical advantage. I never saw it on a guitar, he had developed it himself in his shop there.

    He said he sold the rights to the dobro around 1926 for $5000. He was an interesting character!

    Here is a wiki bio on him:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dopyera
  5. 14 Mar '13 03:03
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Yes, Jerry Douglas is a real virtuoso on the dobro! BTW, I met the inventor of the dobro, a guy named John Dopyera, back when I was 18 or so, living in Escondido Calif.
    He was 87 at the time and had a small music shop there. People came from all over to meet him! He was innovating even at that age. He showed me a neck brace system he could adjust up and do ...[text shortened]... nteresting character!

    Here is a wiki bio on him:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dopyera
    Fascinating man. I'll send the story to my luthiering son. He'll love your story as well!
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Mar '13 10:19
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Fascinating man. I'll send the story to my luthiering son. He'll love your story as well!
    Looking at the dates, I think he was in his 70's not 80's when I met him.