Visit Peghead Nation Lessons with Mike Wichter

Home

Blog

Photos

View Dobrodan's Homepage

Friends


View Dobrodan's Homepage

Contact Dobrodan

You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact Dobrodan.
Playing Since: 1976

Experience Level: Purty Good

Occupation: University Professor

Gender: Male

Age: 58

My Instruments:
Some better than others...

Classified Rating: (0)
Rate this Member

Profile Info:
Visible to: Public
Created 7/25/2008
Last Visit 4/29/2016


MyFeed

Latest Blog Entry

Different Guitars for different work

Thursday, August 21, 2008 @10:49:57 AM


This is a reply to a question I was asked about  using Dobro for blues...

 

 

I would agree that tone and approach are important, but what you work on is very important also. You will not get Segovia out of a cigar box guitar, no matter how you try. 
I suppose I should have been a little more discerning in that statement. I actually use roundneck Dobro for more delicate work such as ‘Walking Blues’, or any fingerwork which I just do not want to overpower (try John Fahey on Dobro. Sounds pretty cool!). Most of Robert Johnson I do on either Dobro or acoustic guitar.
I use Nationals for Bukka White and Son House, Charlie Patton, et al, A Beard squareneck for some Black Ace and bluegrass stuff but more along the lines of such pieces like John Campbell’s version of ‘When the Levee Breaks.’
As for guitar shops if I have anything which I need, I go to Guitar Emporium in Lexington, Massachusetts. They have a sophisticated approach to music (read: not Green Day) and a plethora of guitars and banjos, which make you want to go sit on the curb and cry.

Add Comment Dobrodan's Blog Archive

Recent Forum Posts

Doug Gray Dobro book (208 days ago)
Find all non-archived posts by Dobrodan

Friends

Dobrodan has 10 friends. View entire friends list.

firechief
firechief
El Dobro
El Dobro
schlange
schlangePlayers Union Member
carteru93
carteru93
Dobro Don
Dobro Don
Hubcap
Hubcap
MitchC
MitchC
Jim Mathis
Jim Mathis

FriendFeed

Click for Details

 El Dobro replied to topic 'Which Beard?' 3/18/2016 6:31:53 PM

Click for Details

 schlange replied to topic 'Finish damaged on my Redline in shipping. What now?' 3/2/2016 2:08:42 PM

Click for Details

 schlange replied to topic 'Finish damaged on my Redline in shipping. What now?' 3/2/2016 9:03:29 AM

Click for Details

 schlange posted forum topic 'Finish damaged on my Redline in shipping. What now?' 3/1/2016 1:27:32 PM

Click for Details

 schlange uploaded a photo 'Redline with damaged finish' 3/1/2016 1:23:42 PM

Click for Details

 schlange uploaded a photo 'Redline with damaged finish' 3/1/2016 1:22:56 PM

Click for Details

 schlange uploaded a photo 'Redline with damaged finish' 3/1/2016 1:22:56 PM

Click for Details

 schlange uploaded a photo 'Redline with damaged finish' 3/1/2016 1:22:56 PM

Click for Details

 El Dobro replied to topic 'NO MORE GUITAR CENTER' 2/28/2016 4:26:43 PM

Click for Details

 schlange posted a classified ad 'Red Line Rambler Deluxe Mahogany Squareneck, Vintage Sunburst (SOLD PENDING PMT)' 2/16/2016 1:56:29 PM

Click for Details

 schlange posted a classified ad 'Gold Tone PBS Square Neck Mahogany - Like New SOLD PENDING PMT' 2/16/2016 1:29:16 PM

Click for Details

 schlange uploaded a photo '2016 Design, Men's' 2/9/2016 9:42:52 AM

Click for Details

 schlange uploaded a photo '(untitled)' 2/9/2016 9:42:52 AM

Browse History >


Music (0 files)


Newest Photos

View All Photos

 

You are not logged in.
Log In


Not a member? Create an Account (FREE!)



169 RESONATOR GUITAR LOVERS ONLINE

HOME | FORUMS | MEMBERS | MEDIA ARCHIVE | TABS & LESSONS | CLASSIFIEDS | REVIEWS | LINKS | CALENDAR | STORE | TERMS OF USE