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No-knot tailpiece questions

What is the best method to tie strings to a no-knot tailpiece?  I have a banjo which came strung with nylaguts and I want to replace the fo…

Started by carrie horgan

8 19 hours ago
Reply by Pär Engstrand

Quarantined? Nope...just retired.

Started by Trapdoor2

15 yesterday
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Eric Stefanelli Tubaphone

Anybody know where Rob MacKillop's Stefanelli Tubaphone ended up? I love how that banjo sounds in Rob's videos and am curious what its spec…

Started by John Cohen

2 on Wednesday
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How do I find a decent zither banjo?

Hi, there are plenty of these on ebay, but given the age of them I would rather get one that has been properly restored by a luthier who kn…

Started by ritchie thomson

3 on Wednesday
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I am even getting abuse from my friends!!!!!!!

Started by thereallyniceman

4 on Wednesday
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about classic banjo action

hi there  Can anyone tell the average classic banjo action on the 12 fret? Also i am wondering how to make my banjo sound more deep and wit…

Started by morten lind

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fourth string woes

Hi,  the bass string on my openback nylon strung banjo sounds bad, i have tried a few and they all sound dead - all are metal wound, is th…

Started by ritchie thomson

10 on Wednesday
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Dreams of Ragtime (1908)...T.W.Thurban

I arranged this following a request from Ian. It's a very tuneful cakewalk and one of the few ragtime tunes written by a British composer.…

Started by Steve Harrison

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Bob's Chilli Rag (1921)....Robert E. Cleary

This is a gem of a rag with an interesting backstory. Around 1905, Cleary opened a Chilli Parlour in Spokane, Washington, which he called F…

Started by Steve Harrison

1 on Wednesday
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Hello World,

I thought to introduce myself, since I have been hanging around and reading. I’m Jack, from Wyoming, new to the banjo, but already enjoying…

Started by Jack

11 on Wednesday
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