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Tear in vellum question
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Hi all,I just noticed this small tear in the vellum today and I am wondering if this a small home repair job or should I book the 'Jo in for a service and new vellum.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John E. Dallas Feb 17.

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Banjo Introduction
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Hi,My name is Philip Agnew and I…Continue

Tags: windsor, banjo, zither

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Harrison Nov 16, 2017.

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John E. Dallas replied to Pip's discussion Tear in vellum question
"Hi, Philip, In my experience, there are small tears that don't affect the tone of the banjo - yet! But they do get worse, and it's best to get a new vellum. I see that yours is a zither-banjo - I've re-headed a Windsor zither-banjo…"
Feb 17
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Tear in vellum question

Hi all,I just noticed this small tear in the vellum today and I am wondering if this a small home repair job or should I book the 'Jo in for a service and new vellum.CheersPhilipSee More
Feb 17
Pip replied to Cyndy Richardson's discussion Best Resources for Learning Proper Right-hand Technique
"Hi Cynthia, I am pretty new to playing classic banjo and I struggled a bit with the same question ... so here is my two cents worth. I play a zither banjo so that has some inherent techniques of it's own to do with finger choices on the first…"
Feb 13
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Feb 10
Pip replied to thereallyniceman's discussion F.C. Musselbrook and The London Banjo Club
"Just amazing Ian! A days worth of reading and listening ... especially love the recording of Valentine. Thank you so much for putting this together."
Feb 8
Pip commented on Texican65's video
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1890s Jas. Morrison banjo

"That sounds so great."
Jan 23
Pip commented on Pip's video
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Skeleton Dance

"Thank you Anthony and Pär. It's a hollow neck Windsor ... I am unsure of the exact model as it has been extensively restored 10-15 years ago before it was gifted to me."
Jan 5
Pär Engstrand commented on Pip's video
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Skeleton Dance

"Nice! And nice zither banjo! What make is that?"
Jan 3
Anthony Derycke commented on Pip's video
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Skeleton Dance

"Very nice!!! "
Dec 29, 2017
Pip posted a video

Skeleton Dance

Finishing off the year (and my first six months of classic banjo playing) with "Skeleton Dance" on the zither banjo. Barre chords and shifting quickly to 2-1...
Dec 28, 2017
Pip commented on Pip's video
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G-whizz

"Thanks :) A fretboard is a new and complicated beast for me. I had piano lessons when I was a child and later played a lot of accordion. This is the first fretted instrument I have ever learnt and it is really challenging! I am experimenting with…"
Nov 21, 2017
thereallyniceman commented on Pip's video
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G-whizz

"You have the finger tremolo of a classical guitar player... You obviously have great fretboard skills! I remember practising this piece from the Grimshaw book in the 1970s :-) Nicely played."
Nov 21, 2017
carrie horgan commented on Pip's video
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G-whizz

"Nice, relaxed playing - the zither banjo sounds great.  "
Nov 21, 2017
Pip posted a video

G-whizz

New strings on the zither banjo and the fingerboard has had an oil ... so time for some practice. A Little piece called "G-Whizz" from Emile Grimshaw's "The ...
Nov 19, 2017
Steve Harrison replied to Pip's discussion Banjo Introduction
"Hi Philip, whoever did the restoration on your Windsor did a great job, it looks and sounds the business..Steve. "
Nov 16, 2017
thereallyniceman replied to Pip's discussion Banjo Introduction
"Hi Philip, Your Great Granddad was obviously a talented chap! What amazes me is that UK made banjos turn up all over the world! Australia seems to be full of them! Welcome to Classic Banjo Ning. It is good to see that you are helping to keep both…"
Nov 16, 2017

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