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John Knight
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From: Alaska

posted 21 October 2002 04:55 PM     profile     
What a nice and carring man. He stopped what he was working on, I think it was his own guitar, and put together my wish list. After 2 hours of pure magic in his shop I walked away with so much more then my original list.
Then the airlines had the gall to lose it all. No worries I got it back a day later. The tracking systems do work. I can't thank you enough Duane and I will point all who ask me guitar mechanic questions to you. Your the best,

John

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Kevin Hatton
Member

From: Amherst, N.Y.

posted 21 October 2002 08:18 PM     profile     
Duanne Marrs is one of Nashville's secret weapons for Sho-Bud customizing and general mechanical upgrades and repair. Jeff Surratt
(who works with Duanne) is also great steel guitar mechanic. If anyone wants to put their Sho-Bud in better than new condition (I will be posting pictures in November) call Duanne at 615-868-5344.
Doyle Huff
Member

From: Broken Arrow, OK USA

posted 22 October 2002 11:18 AM     profile     
Duanne was instrumental in the building of my Super Pro back in '79. He and Paul Franklin Sr. worked all the bugs out of it before he sent it to me. It has been a great guitar. Aside from some of the die cast parts breaking, I've had no problems with it.
Duanne IS a super person. If you read this Duanne, thanks for a super guitar.
Doyle
Wayne Cox
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From: Chatham, Louisiana, USA

posted 22 October 2002 06:35 PM     profile     
All the above accolades for Duane Marrs are absolutely true,but don't forget that he is also an excellent steel guitarist! That's why he does such a great job of working on steels;he understands them as only a steel player can!
W.C.
Terry Wendt
Member

From: Nashville, TN, USA

posted 24 October 2002 03:08 PM     profile     
Ditto to everyone else - with the exception to include Jeff as well! Both are shown below helping my little steeler student get started

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Kevin Hatton
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From: Amherst, N.Y.

posted 24 October 2002 03:20 PM     profile     
Bravo, bravo!!!
Smiley Roberts
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From: Hendersonville,Tn. 37075

posted 24 October 2002 04:00 PM     profile     
For those of you who don't know,Duane was the one who "invented" the "pak-a-seat" way back when. Unfortunately,(for Duane) for whatever reason,he didn't copyright his idea,& lost out on a bunch of "royalties". I'm proud to say that,I was the very first steeler IN THE WORLD,to own one of his seats.(my only "claim to fame" in this business),& I still have that seat. (not for sale) If they ever start a "Steel Guitar Museum",I may donate it to them.

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John Knight
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From: Alaska

posted 24 October 2002 04:57 PM     profile     
I agree and I did not mean to leave Jeff out. He was also very helpful in getting all the parts I needed, wanted. Will see about the needed when I start putting that guitar together.

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Kevin Hatton
Member

From: Amherst, N.Y.

posted 24 October 2002 07:44 PM     profile     
By the way, Jeff Surratt is also the steel player for Tommy Shane Steiner.

[This message was edited by Kevin Hatton on 24 October 2002 at 07:50 PM.]

Ricky Davis
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From: Spring, Texas USA

posted 25 October 2002 12:37 AM     profile     
Hey I know that name "Tommy Shane Steiner"......I used to teach that boy Gymnastics(when he was 7 or 8); but his name was Shane(and mine was Rick Bledsoe or coach Rick) and his brother Sid.......from the great Texas Rodeo family ran by Bobby and Tommy Steiner.
So Shane sings now??? Well how cool is that...I'm sure Sid is probably in the Rodeo riding something .....them was some Tuff kids when I knew'um. Good for Shane; I'm proud of him.
Ricky

[This message was edited by Ricky Davis on 25 October 2002 at 12:39 AM.]

Kevin Hatton
Member

From: Amherst, N.Y.

posted 25 October 2002 10:16 AM     profile     
What a small world Ricky!
Jimmy Campbell
Member

From: Fayette, AL.

posted 25 October 2002 07:45 PM     profile     
One other thing about Duane, he is a great steel player as well.
I had the pleasure of working with Duane at Music City Mfg from 73-76.
Taught him everything he knows.
Just kidding Duane, you taught me alot.
I am proud to have you as a friend and have always enjoyed hearing you play.
Will be up soon to hear you pick at the American legion.
Hello to Mrs. Marrs.
Jimmy
Bob Simmons
Member

From: Trafford, Alabama, USA

posted 28 October 2002 08:26 PM     profile     
Somebody had to mention Music City Mfg.....
we need to have a roll call one day. Duane's
a champ-hi buddy.
Bob Simmons MCF 69-72
FRANK MARIANO
Member

From: PENSACOLA FL

posted 29 October 2002 04:35 AM     profile     
I must add to all the wonderful things we have to say about Duane, He built my very first custom Marrs steel Serial # 27 That I have owned for over 20 years.This guitar is a true work of art. It is built on a maple body with rosewood Veneer front, true mother of pearl(abalone) inlay trim, black formica top,aluminum necks.Every detail has been meticulously added to the front of the guitar, the Marrs logo is inlayed abalone, and on the right front Psalms 33-1-3(abalone). Hopefully I can post a picture. Duane God Bless you from The Mariano's in Florida.
Terry Wendt
Member

From: Nashville, TN, USA

posted 29 October 2002 04:19 PM     profile     
Hey Frank,

Can you post a pic of that verse Psalms 33-1,2,3? It has become a standard of thinking for me now... and you were the guy that pointed it out to me... on your pretty new custom Marrs... 20 years ago... (when I was showing off my blue Zum ) And now you have one of those too! When you getting your new _______ ?

Good seeing you up here with the rest of us Frank

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