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"Turkey in the Straw Medley" on 1890s Morrison.

Here is a short video of me playing the Morrison, just for a sound example. Its a very difficult piece to play, let alone throw in 1/4" action...not easy for me to play high up the neck like that.…Continue

Started Jan 22, 2018

FINALLY! My restored 1890s Jas. Morrison...
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As a huge Ossman fanatic...I was on a quest to find a banjo similar to one Vess played. At one point in time, early on in his career, he was seen playing a Morrison with Tommy Glynn, I believe at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Texican65 Jan 23, 2018.

Vess Ossman's recorded voice...

Hey guys,I recently purchased an old Yazoo LP album from 1973 called "Fred Van Eps and Vess L. Ossman, Kings of the Ragtime Banjo". i'm sure most of you have seen it, its a white cover with drawn…Continue

Started Nov 13, 2017

Ossman technique question
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Hi there,In my practicing/learning his version of "Dixie", I've got a question about his right hand finger technique in a certain part of the song. You can hear what I'm inquiring about in his 1905…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Oct 31, 2017.

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Texican65 replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternative to Chris Sands strings
"I too favored the Chris Sands set of strings for several years, the light gauges to be specific. Like you, I've also not had any luck finding them for sale anywhere anymore. Joel's info is spot on however. Once I made the switch to a nylon…"
Oct 30
Texican65 commented on Rob MacKillop's video

SSS Orchestra 2 Champion Fretless banjo from c.1890 - Rob MacKillop

"Rob I think that banjo and your playing sound superb! Well done and thanks! "
Apr 17
Texican65 replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Vess Ossman life story in Hobbies magazine
"Rob....thank you VERY, VERY much! Ossman is my inspiration, and although I had read the English newspaper article previously, the Hobbies magazine articles are true treasures as well. I very much appreciate your willingness to share and upload these…"
Apr 17

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At 1:37 on January 28, 2015, Randall Ferguson said…
No, I'm sorry, it was sold a few years ago.
At 3:15 on March 17, 2015, Shawn McSweeny said…

Hi Dow   Let folks here know how things work out with your Morrison renewal..

At 19:10 on September 7, 2017, Hal Allert said…
I would love to get together but we're on opposite sides of the state I'm in Spokane. You might check out my website it is classic banjo.com. if you ever get over to Spokane you should let me know. How long have you been playing? What kind of songs have you been learning?

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