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Rasps 1 Reply

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Special XX Rim Width 4 Replies

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Mississippi Smilax (1907)...Harry Landrum. 2 Replies

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VCM Classic Banjo grades 9 Replies

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Dating Clifford Essex Banjos (Continued) 1 Reply

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Hmm, from ... The New Yorker Magazine

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo Apr 20.

amazing zeebee 7 Replies

Started by Jody Stecher in Classic Banjo. Last reply by John Cohen Apr 20.

Strings for a Concert Grand 12 Replies

Started by John Cohen in Classic Banjo. Last reply by John Cohen Apr 19.

MORE 2015 UK Banjo Rallies 1 Reply

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by David Wade Apr 19.

Morris Dance by Edward German (1907) 5 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Apr 18.

D. E. Hartnett's Gizmos and Stuff 2 Replies

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by John Cohen Apr 17.

W E Temlett Princess 4 2 Replies

Started by Eric Womersley in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Eric Womersley Apr 17.

Cole's Eclipse vs CE Special XX/Concert Grand 63 Replies

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Highly regarded then...... 3 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by John Cohen Apr 15.

Beginner's pieces from Ellis Thorough School 1 Reply

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Eric Womersley Apr 14.

Morley

Started by Ray Jones in Classic Banjo Apr 13.

It only needs a bit of a polish 3 Replies

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Russian Rag 2 Replies

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Gatcomb's Banjo & Guitar Gazette 6 Replies

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"Love it!  One of my favorite pieces. Do you have the 2nd part written out?"
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David Wade commented on thereallyniceman's event 'Midlands and North UK Banjo Rally SATURDAY 25th APRIL'
"Thanks to all those people who made the effort and got to the Midlands and North Rally at Clowne yesterday. Furtherest travelled was Claude, who had driven overnight from her home in Lille and then headed off at teatime to catch the ferry to perform…"
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Shawn McSweeny replied to John Cohen's discussion Rasps
""The Rasp is an effect produced by drawing the fingers smartly across the strings with a downward movement, starting with the fourth finger and following with the third, second and first." -Joe Morley's banjo Tutor Thumb rasp is…"
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John Cohen posted a discussion

Rasps

What is the proper way to execute a rasp?  Do you rake down the strings with the nail of the index finger?See More
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"hmm, its possible that the gent in the middle is Benjamin Doubleday, but I'm not sure about the lass on his right being May Collins(Darrell)."
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"I love that "Stefanelli Flush Fret" too. Paragons are so heavy that I am surprised Eric can lift it be himself ;-) Nice Banjo Orchestra Mk 2  ??"
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éric likes my CE Paragon but i love his ES ' flush fret
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April 25, 2015 from 12pm to 5pm
THE RALLY DATE IS  SATURDAY 25th of APRIL.(Please check your diary as we previously had the wrong date!!)A rally exclusively for Classic Style Banjo.There will be and informal concert and trade stands.Doors open at 12.00 Noon.Come along, meet old…See More
Friday
John Field replied to John Cohen's discussion Special XX Rim Width
"Using a digital micrometer on the rim of my rosewood "Clifford Essex Co" labelled Special XX gives thicknesses that vary from 0.400 to 0.435 ins."
Friday
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Special XX Rim Width
"My impression is that there was no standardization. I think there may be thin and thicker of both Concert Grand and Special XX.   "
Friday
John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Special XX Rim Width
"Very interesting- mine is exactly 1 cm all the way around.  The other Concert Grands I've seen photos of have much thicker rims."
Friday
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Special XX Rim Width
"Using a digital micrometer that I normally use for strings I find that my XX rim is between .43 and just over .45  inches. Quite a bit less than half an inch, or  a bit over a centimeter. It depends where I measure. I went as deep as I…"
Friday
John Cohen posted a discussion

Special XX Rim Width

Can somebody who owns a Special XX measure the width of the rim?  I just realized that my Concert Grand has a thin hoop that looks to be about as thin as that of a Special XX, and I'd like to compare measurements.See More
Friday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Mississippi Smilax (1907)...Harry Landrum.
"Hi Marc, I had a look on the web as well regarding Smilax and apparently there is one variety, the root of which, is used to make sarsaparilla and other root beers. As for the number 5, I couldn't guess what that is about..maybe it's some…"
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Mississippi Smilax (1907)...Harry Landrum.
"Neat little tune, Steve. I had to look up "smilax"...in my area it is an invasive vine that takes over everything if not constantly weeded out. Impossible to get rid of. Given Landrum was a banjoist, I would expect it was published as a…"
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