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 #21895  by chief ten beers
 Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:47 am
I've been playing guitar, mandolin,and bass for years but I recently picked up the dobro and am finding it a very unique and expressive instrument.wondering if anyone else here has tried their hand at at or currently plays? :smile:

 #21897  by mutant_dan
 Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:07 am
Hey Chief,

I don't play dobro but I do play mandolin and guitar. There are a couple other bluegrass types hanging about. I haven't seen any dobro players hanging out. Looks like you are the first.

Where do you live?

Welcome aboard.

 #21906  by chief ten beers
 Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:01 pm
mutant_dan wrote:Hey Chief,

I don't play dobro but I do play mandolin and guitar. There are a couple other bluegrass types hanging about. I haven't seen any dobro players hanging out. Looks like you are the first.

Where do you live?

Welcome aboard.
I live in ct.it really is surprising to me that dobro players are so rare,it's a very fun instrument to play and deserves a little more notice imo.I've been working on ripple on my dobro recently and it translates very well.

 #21907  by Banjomike0319
 Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:08 pm
Hey Cheif ten beers, I'm a banjo player, if your ever in Wisconsin look me up , I have a bluegrass band always looking for people to jam with.
 #21913  by shakedown_04092
 Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:03 pm
chief ten beers wrote:I've been playing guitar, mandolin,and bass for years but I recently picked up the dobro and am finding it a very unique and expressive instrument.wondering if anyone else here has tried their hand at at or currently plays? :smile:
Don't play the dobro, but I love the name, man! Welcome! :cool:

 #21916  by bobbybobbob
 Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:35 pm
I play dorbo! Just throw that thing in some kind of open tuning and rip away!!!

 #21931  by Henry
 Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:25 am
I'm not really a dobro player like the Bluegrass guys, but I have a Tricone resonator guitar, which I prefer because it sounds somewhat sweeter, and play it horizontally with a Dobro bar. Some day I'd like to get a Weissenborn though, to me that's the best sound of all. I got lots of inspiration from David Lindley.