April 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Just a small discovery...

I just found out a way to get a really neat, cheap and effective banjo mute, which dampens the sound consideraby. Ever since I switched from nylguts to Christ Sands heavies + Ren head, combined with my hard picking, my banjo has become enormously loud -- and I love it! Still, sometimes I need to produce a quieter sound than the ear-piercing roar of my killing machine, so I just put on a cheap Tourte violin mute I had lying around -- and it works! Just pop it between the second and third…

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Added by Mike Moss on April 16, 2011 at 11:44 — 1 Comment

éric Stefanelli ' s new site

Don  ' t worry ; it is both in French & English

some beutiful pictures ;

http://ericstefanelli-banjos.com/

Added by marc dalmasso on April 13, 2011 at 14:41 — 2 Comments

Mike's adventures in Banjoland -- V : My ex-smooth arm banjo

It's been a while since I last posted here, so I might as well post a few updates. There have been a few developments in the past few weeks which have taken time away from my banjo studies, namely that I got a pretty good job (which means... no, not more money to spend on banjos... must... not... spend on banjos!) and that I seem to have come down with the flu for the past few days so banjo playing isn't as pleasant as usual.

 

Still, I've been having a closer look at my old,…

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Added by Mike Moss on April 4, 2011 at 13:35 — 5 Comments

Classic Banjo Podcast

Hello Friends. After quite a bit of time, I am proud to announce a new podcast on my blog site. This offering is about Charlie Rogers who, some say, was second only to Vess Ossman in banjo playing. I hope you will listen to this podcast and the 3 songs that Charlie plays during the program.

 

Hal Allert

Added by Hal Allert on April 3, 2011 at 0:33 — No Comments

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