Thank you for my admission in your forum. I hope you will excuse my english...I own a 5 strings banjo since some weeks and very interested in classical banjo but I have a big problem : Classical…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Francis Mar 19.
"LOL, even when I am playing daily/weekly, I have always been very 'easy' on strings. I don't do it intentionally...I think I am so insensitive to losses in tone that I just play on and on. I replaced a third once because I accidently…"
"I understand, Francis, and it's of not much consequence at this point as your first banjo, but I thought to mention it just in case.
When buying old banjos long distance, you never really know what work needs to be done anyway.
Let us know…"
"In fact, the banjo has already been bought (it was a present from my wife, as she wasn't sure - and neither was I - that I would persist, she didn't put a high price on it). Nevertheless, in the absence of a point of comparison, I find it…"
"It is by the same or similar method, Marc, that I know what musicians steal my musical arrangements. They copy errors I made in the recording studio. One British music journalist I know did a more extreme version is his record reviews. He was…"
"Inlays made from crustaceans is an amusing idea. Crabs, crawdads and barnacles between the frets! The shell of mollusks (snail, abalone) has been the usual thing. Except for Winnie Winston's Boom-a-Phone banjo, that is. It had…"
"Thank you for the proper French words....I will make notes of this for myself.
I love "incrustations".
Marc-Is there a name/nickname for the fifth string nut itself that has been nicknamed "pip" to differentiate it…"
"Gosh Marc S., I am lucky to get three months out of a 4th on a a banjo a regularly play. I just changed the 4th on my GFVE last weekend as it started to fray-- that is a record for me... 7 months on a daily player! "
"I have preferred Aquila's "nylgut" for many years. I tend to like a thicker string that has a harder feel to it. I've tried the LaBella lightweight strings but they just don't feel right to me. I'm pretty insensitive to…"
"My apologies, Marc, I hope you can see my intention to try to be considerate.
Obviously, your English is very good. I've always tried to be a "when in Rome" kind of guy.
I didn't mean to de-rail Francis' topic for…"