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Any info on Schoenberg Delta Queen banjo?

One of my YouTube buddies has a beautiful long neck banjo of unknown origin. has anyone heard of it?The name "Delta Queen" is inlaid on the peg head, an eagle engraved on the back of the resonator…Continue

Started Feb 19, 2012

Portuguese music.
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While following some odd links I came across some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Jul 24, 2011.

Banjo for sale near San Diego
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Here's a pleasant little find.This is at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Apr 21, 2011.

How does a tone ring work?
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Does anyone know how a tone ring does its job? Is it a resonating unit or is it a hard weight to keep the vibrations of the skin from dissipating into the wooden rim?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude L. Medearis Mar 23, 2011.

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George Martin left a comment for Claude L. Medearis
"Seen your walnut banjo, looks great. Do you have any detailed plans/drawings/measurements.  I have just made a plectrum banjo and it sound not to bad.  I would really like to make similar to your walnut banjo, so help would be…"
May 8, 2015
Claude L. Medearis posted a discussion

Any info on Schoenberg Delta Queen banjo?

One of my YouTube buddies has a beautiful long neck banjo of unknown origin. has anyone heard of it?The name "Delta Queen" is inlaid on the peg head, an eagle engraved on the back of the resonator and the label in the resonator says, "Made by E Schoenberg, Lexington MA, 1962".So far we've established that it isn't the same E.  Schoenberg as Eric Schoenberg of Schoenberg Guitars, The Music Emporium, Lexington, Massachusetts. It's a different Schoenberg.Thanks.See More
Feb 19, 2012
Claude L. Medearis replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion Rights to Converse's 'Analytical Banjo Method'
"Since it was published in 1886, I suspect it's probably in the public domain. Any work done on the material, such as tabs or transpositions, would be the property of the person doing the work. So as far as I know, the original source material…"
Sep 4, 2011
Sylvia replied to Claude L. Medearis's discussion Portuguese music.
"Thank you again Claude, have downloaded the remainder.   I will try it on the Banjo with Bass to D as well as the Bari. Uke."
Jul 24, 2011
Claude L. Medearis commented on Mike Moss's video
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"I like the lighting, but it makes it hard to see the face. I'll have to remember that for my next video. Anything that hides my face improves the picture."
Jul 24, 2011
Claude L. Medearis replied to Claude L. Medearis's discussion Portuguese music.
"You're welcome. I tuned the bass string on my spare banjo up to D and gave it a try. They sound pretty good. It was a 4 part series, so I dug in some more and found the rest of it. Here's part 1, (the Danca Camponeza is very nice) part 3…"
Jul 24, 2011
Sylvia replied to Claude L. Medearis's discussion Portuguese music.
"Hi Claude,   Thank you for posting the link re Cavaquinho tabs. I do have a Baritone Uke so am going to give these two pieces a try."
Jul 24, 2011
Claude L. Medearis posted a discussion

Portuguese music.

While following some odd links I came across some Cavaquinho tabs.The cavaquinho, or machete, is a tiny 4 string guitar similar to a ukulele, but in this case tuned an octave above a plectrum banjo. For those looking for a few novel…See More
Jul 24, 2011
Trapdoor2 replied to Claude L. Medearis's discussion Banjo for sale near San Diego
"The Van Eps has been there for a good while, I've considered making them an offer."
Apr 21, 2011
Claude L. Medearis commented on Richard William Ineson's photo
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"That might qualify as too much of a good thing. It looks like a grand toy to play with as long as you don't have to take it anywhere."
Apr 21, 2011
Claude L. Medearis posted a discussion

Banjo for sale near San Diego

Here's a pleasant little find.This is at Buffalo Brothers Guitars in Carlsbad, California. They call it a ca. 1890 Forty and Co. English Banjo, and they're asking $350, including a chipboard case.Dale, Forty & co was apparently a piano merchant, so they probably had someone else make it for them,…See More
Apr 21, 2011
Claude L. Medearis replied to Joshua Lawn's discussion Hey.
"In Classic fingerstyle we don't normally use picks at all, so not too many here would have experience. They look like they would work, but they might increase the wear on Nylgut, so the standard nylon strings might last longer."
Apr 8, 2011
Claude L. Medearis replied to Jody Stecher's discussion banjo as murder weapon in new zealand
"He played the victim into a fatal coma. Minor chords can be brutal."
Apr 2, 2011
Claude L. Medearis replied to Joshua Lawn's discussion A new banjo player.
"Welcome to the party."
Mar 31, 2011
Claude L. Medearis replied to Claude L. Medearis's discussion How does a tone ring work?
"Thanks, Jody. The answer seems to be that no one knows how it works, but it works just fine. Yes, the voices in the Xtranormal cartoons are obnoxious. I think its a limit in the voice synthesizer. Otherwise someone would have done a proper voice…"
Mar 23, 2011
Jody Stecher replied to Claude L. Medearis's discussion How does a tone ring work?
"A reasonable and brief dissertation on the subject may be found here: http://www.pensonstringwerks.com/banjotopics/banjo_tone.htm Am I the only one who finds these flat talking cartoons distasteful and slightly disturbing? Not primarily  for…"
Mar 22, 2011

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American Banjo: Three-finger and Scruggs style



I bought the book this week. Mel Bay, 2007.

I was hoping for some history and comparisons of the various styles, but it turned out to be a collection of tablature, transcribed by Steve Garner, from the album Mike Seeger  recorded for Smithsonian Folkways in 1956. The text is limited to a two  page…

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Posted on January 16, 2011 at 4:00

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At 3:48 on May 8, 2015, George Martin said…

Seen your walnut banjo, looks great. Do you have any detailed plans/drawings/measurements.  I have just made a plectrum banjo and it sound not to bad.  I would really like to make similar to your walnut banjo, so help would be appreciated.

Cheers

George Martin

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