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thereallyniceman replied to Niklas Fred's discussion Hello/ new guy here
"Hi Joel, Sorry I don't know if the "new" CE Morley bridges are spaced as the old ones. Here is a "Morley" bridge from the 1970's.  It is a bit beaten up but still works well!   I assume the wider gap is for…"
Saturday
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"Superb playing!   Where is my box of stars?.... have all of them ;-)"
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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NING TOP PRIORITY... really????
"STILL no help from NING... and their support don't work at weekends.  Oh Dear, Oh Dear. WE ARE NOT ALONE"
Feb 19
thereallyniceman replied to Niklas Fred's discussion Hello/ new guy here
"Hi again, Sorry that we are  still having website problems!! As you will notice posts are not appearing and the search still does not work! I really recommend the Grimshaw Tutor as it is the one that I was taught from! I was lucky to have an…"
Feb 17
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NING PROBLEMS GETTING WORSE, AND I CAN DO NOTHING!

After me sending numerous emails and "Support Tickets", NING who are this website's service provider, seem unable or unwilling to resolve the ongoing random problems with the "Discussion Posts" and the non working "Search Classic Banjo"  features of the website.All I can do is offer my apologies and hope that this nonsense does not stop you visiting the site to use the other facilities.BUT it also appears that we are not alone:(From the NING Creators' Fault Reports forum)…See More
Feb 15
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NING PROBLEMS GETTING WORSE, AND I CAN DO NOTHING!

After me sending numerous emails and "Support Tickets", NING who are this website's service provider, seem unable or unwilling to resolve the ongoing random problems with the "Discussion Posts" and the non working "Search Classic Banjo"  features of the website.All I can do is offer my apologies and hope that this nonsense does not stop you visiting the site to use the other facilities.BUT it also appears that we are not alone:(From the NING Creators' Fault Reports forum)…See More
Feb 15
thereallyniceman replied to Niklas Fred's discussion Hello/ new guy here
"Hi Niklas, Thank you for joining our group. We will be pleased to help you! There are video lessons on the "Learn to Play"  link at the top of the "Home Page",  BUT I would normally suggest that you SEARCH for…"
Feb 15
thereallyniceman left a comment for Richard William Ineson
"Welcome (again) to Ning,Richard! I see that you have re-registered using your new email address, thank you and we look forward to posts from Richard 2 :-) Ian"
Feb 14

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At 21:20 on January 6, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad you found us, Ian. Welcome.
At 20:11 on April 10, 2009, Jody Stecher said…
Wow, Ian, these are gorgeous, and not at all different iterations of basically the same banjo idea. I would imagine there's a good variety of tone and response. The Amboyna z-b particularly knocks me out. How does she play and sound?
At 20:36 on July 14, 2009, Mike Redman said…
The XX special was bargain of the year! I have one just like that and would never part with it, have owned it for 20 years. My old banjo teacher, Horace Craddy found it for me. Enjoy it, a friend for life!
At 9:52 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
Hi there Ian in Blackpool, its an Ozark 5 string. In the picture I'm at Art In Action an Arts Festival in Oxfordshire. I 'm also into oil painting as well as banjoing. I've just started learning classic banjo. Ive been playing for just over 2 years now. Started with Scruggs style then progressed into clawhammer. Found myself at a bit of a learning plateau kinda stuck too much at first position but recently i started to learn a lovely song called "Colorado Buck Dance". I found that classic style has really opened up the fretboard for me. One thing i'd like to ask. I play classic tunes the sameway as clawhammer, bare fingers and just using my thumb and index finger. Is this correct or should i be using threefingers as in scruggs style also should i be using picks or is it personel choice down to the individual.
From David
At 10:04 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
sorry i forgot to mention i live in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.
At 20:25 on March 12, 2010, J. Adam Latham said…
No worries, Ian ... I hope you get your video needs worked out ... Looking forward to your contributions!

All the best,
Adam
At 19:11 on December 4, 2010, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Thank you for your comment, you are welcome, i have many van Eps cylinders and Vess L. Ossman too, and of course many old 78r.p.m.
Only one about Tarrant Bailey J.R.
I am thinking to put some on this site, as soon as possible, because many are unknown, and i'm thinking aout many people who must be interrested to heard them, if i have sheet music i will post it in same time.
I like your performance on Morley's Palladium March.

Eric.
At 7:17 on December 20, 2010, Sylvia said…

Hi Really Nice Man,  you must teach your wife how to play Banjo, I reckon she could be playing second parts quite quickley then you could play duets like Eric and Pat.   Also she could become a member of this site and perhaps mine would not be the only female voice heard  :-)  

At 13:28 on March 13, 2011, Jan Bloom said…
I make banjos currently sold through Elderly Instruments.  These are a Farland style all wood beveled rim banjo 11.5 diameter.  Normal scale length is 25.5 for the clawhammer player.  However, they may be ordered direct with classic scales of 27 or 27.5.  
At 15:25 on April 21, 2011, Mike Moss said…

Thanks Ian, that's very generous of you. I'll have to dig out my "to-play" list (which is getting longer by the minute...) and see what I can extort, err... I mean, nicely ask for :)

 

I'm very happy with the sound of my banjo, by the way, now that I've converted it somewhat. The Renaissnace head and Chris Sands heavies give it a booming tone which is almost worthy of the old killing machines, and I'm getting some nice, thunderous bass notes with the appropriate picking technique. Gotta love how Bill Ball played those thunderous bass notes!

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