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HELP NEEDED. Anyone know anything about D. J. LLewellyn ?

I am trying to find any information on banjoist DJ (“Jack”) Llewellyn and his son. Jack Llewellyn Senior played with Bertini's Band at the…

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John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY- UPDATED

Recently a banjo friend offered a very large number of BMG magazines to help fill the gaps in the John Field LIBRARY.  After a LOT of work…

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Spammer Attack on Classic Banjo Ning

I would like to warn all CB NING members about a spammer who slipped through our very strict security. If you receive a message from a pers…

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Hi, I'm new here!

Hello, my name is Dante and I am 9 years old. I've been playing bluegrass banjo for a year and a half but now I am starting to learn how to…

Started by Dante Flores in Classic Banjo

8 36 minutes ago
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4th string sympathetic resonance

Hi all, what is your experience with sympathetic resonance from the 4th string? I ask this question with an awareness that some open string…

Started by Ethan Schwartz in Classic Banjo

1 yesterday
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Steamboat Rag (1914)..Ernie Burnett aka Ernest Mario Bernaditto

Steamboat rag is peach of a tune, it's very well written and certainly sits apart from many of the other ragtime tunes of the period. It be…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

1 on Monday
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Banjourine strings

I'm half way through a banjo to banjourine conversion and need to know the gauge of strings that should be used..many thanks..Steve.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

6 on Monday
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Music for banjo orchestra

Maybe a naïve question, but...how exactly did banjo orchestras work, musically speaking? I ask because I haven't found any recordings or sh…

Started by Ethan Schwartz in Classic Banjo

9 Jul 30
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The Pop Corn Man..1910..Jean Schwartz.

This is the 4th. of Schwartz's tunes that I have arranged so far, one of his most popular and well known being China Town. It's a very good…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

0 Jul 24

LaBella 17 intonation issues

I gotta get to the bottom of this or it will drive me crazy.So some time ago, I got a cheap modern open-back (5/8" bridge, ~3 degree neck a…

Started by Ethan Schwartz in Classic Banjo

3 Jul 22
Reply by Joel Hooks

Friction peg replacement

I'm looking to replace a set of tuning pegs (see picture). What might my options be? The peghead holes are roughly 9/16 inch. The specs for…

Started by Ethan Schwartz in Classic Banjo

8 Jul 22
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The Big Banjo Auction

Well the banjo part of the auction is over but it's still going on.  As expected I was outbid on a Bacon Grand Concert I was interested in.…

Started by Jody Stecher in Classic Banjo

19 Jul 17
Reply by Joel Hooks

Did “A” tuning actually sound like “C”?

Hello, I’m brand new to classic banjo, and I understand a typical American tuning in the late 19c was eAEG#B, while in England banjo was gC…

Started by Jason Cornwell in Classic Banjo

7 Jul 14
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