Thanks for the post and the suggestions. I love these old magazines!!
The problem with disclosing the whereabouts of site members and other players it that they may not actually WANT their location revealed!
THINK: Large collections…"
"It may be rude to hijack this thread here, but Joel brings up a point about which I’ve been meaning to post something for months now — not that you, Ian, and your son haven’t done an absolutely tremendous and matchless job with…"
"I also don't think it is necessary to change them. They are playable-- some easier than others. I believe TAB actually makes them more complicated. It seems with TAB there is more clutter on the page with less information.
"Hi Joel, you are quite right that some of those tunes can be difficult to play and I think there may be a case for rearranging some of them to make then less of a challenge but still maintain the spirit and musicality of the original. Let me know if…"
"Hmmm, I learned and played a CE Professional in the 1970's and found it perfect for Classic Style.
Played with a simple Morley maple bridge, calf skin vellum and heavy gauge nylon strings it felt and sounded great.
Don't take my word…"
"The raucous factor is what some classic players have not liked about the Professional. I thought that the one specimen I played in Australia (not yours) was fantastic with steel strings and played clawhammer style. It was powerful but not chaotic…"
"Wow! Yes, a VERY small world! Rate was delighted with the banjo (and told me so)... but he also has his eye on something else. We conducted business in short order and I ended up with the Essex (unexpectedly). :) Now I'm attempting…"
wait a minute, are you saying, (in your banjo hangout post to which the link leads) that you bought your CE Professional from Rafe? That's a four way coincidence! I facilitated the sale of that banjo to Rafe. Forum…"
Hi folks. I'm new to classic banjo. Had the good fortune of running across a Clifford Essex "The Professional" during an interview with Rafe Stefanini. I'm in the process of ordering the appropriate strings, and then wish to try some classic old…See More
"It looks like a tenor, and a Paragon at that. As such it is worth a lot of money to players of Irish music. More than the market value for the equivalent Plectrum or Five String in the same model. £3500 is typical.