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TUNING QUESTION.
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If I tune my Wilmshurst zither banjo to a 440 Hz using a tuning fork, I get the well known problem of the 1st string being at odds with the other strings. No amount of tweaking resolves this and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by IAN SALTER Jul 24.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.

In a few weeks time I am relocating to Selly Oak, Birmingham. If any members live near there and would be interested in meeting up, please message me.Kind regards, Ian.Continue

Started Jan 19

WEAVER/CLIFFORD ESSEX FOR SALE.
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If anyone is interested, there is currently an A. Weaver built Clifford Essex, 15a Grafton St. W. for sale on Gumtree.com. It is in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK and is £300. It has been on there for 25…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by marc dalmasso Mar 11, 2020.

Identify my banjo.
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Can anyone tell me when this banjo might have been made and if it looks to be by a particular maker? I can't see anything written on it anywhere and there are no signs of a label having ever been…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Feb 23, 2020.

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Richard William Ineson and IAN SALTER are now friends
Aug 3
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion TUNING QUESTION.
"Jody, maybe not your first suggestion. The scale length is 26 3/8" and I'm fairly sure its a plain steel, loop ended, 0.008" gauge 1st string, new in 2020.  Your second idea and Marc's observations make a lot of sense.…"
Jul 24
Trapdoor2 replied to IAN SALTER's discussion TUNING QUESTION.
"I would say that the comparison of tuning standard (pitch pipe vs fork) is the issue. Pitch pipes are notoriously variable, both in the pitch setting method (esp. for the Eardley's Patent pipe) and their sensitivity to how hard you blow. Since…"
Jul 23
Jody Stecher replied to IAN SALTER's discussion TUNING QUESTION.
"There are 2 possibilities I can think of. One or both or neither may be true. 1) The first string may be of a gauge lighter than ideal for the scale length. All strings when tuned lower and lower will get floppier and floppier and at a certain point…"
Jul 23
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion TUNING QUESTION.
"Hi Jody, I've re-read the post this morning and realise that it is far from clear.  I did mean the E at the 2nd fret being sharp. I can see that the bridge does look tilted, but it is actually straight and the intonation on all the…"
Jul 23
Jody Stecher replied to IAN SALTER's discussion TUNING QUESTION.
"The first string being at odds with the other strings may be a well-known problem somewhere but I never heard of it, unless you mean the E at the 2nd fret being sharp. This will be the case on all strings. Because C is a common banjo key early…"
Jul 22
IAN SALTER posted a discussion

TUNING QUESTION.

If I tune my Wilmshurst zither banjo to a 440 Hz using a tuning fork, I get the well known problem of the 1st string being at odds with the other strings. No amount of tweaking resolves this and inevitably leads to a jumble of tones.However, when I use my 'Eardley's Patent' pitch pipe, the problem doesn't occur and the chords are satisfactory in all positions on the neck. The pitch pipe dates from the second half of the nineteenth century and is set to the high 'Philharmonic' pitch…See More
Jul 22
IAN SALTER and Danielle Saxon Reeves are now friends
May 10
IAN SALTER left a comment for IAN SALTER
"Hi Danielle, Thank you for your invitation. When I've settled in, I'll be in touch to arrange a date to visit you.  Best wishes, Ian."
Mar 2
Danielle Saxon Reeves left a comment for IAN SALTER
"Hi Ian saw your post about moving to Selly Oak; I run Midlands Fretted Orchestra bit too far away in Stourbridge- we’re always very happy to have reading banjo players along! Give me a shout if you fancy coming along. Best wishes, Danielle"
Mar 1
IAN SALTER is attending thereallyniceman's event

Clowne Classic Banjo Rally at Clowne Community Centre

May 7, 2022 from 12am to 5pm
Clowne Banjo Rally for this year, will be on May, 7th 2022at Clowne Community Centre, Villa Park, Recreation Close, Clowne , S43 4PLDoors open at 12 noon, with Banjo playing from 2pm until 5pmPlenty of Banjos and Music for sale.Contact- Keith Wilson, Tel number 01132 588243See More
Jan 23
IAN SALTER posted a discussion

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.

In a few weeks time I am relocating to Selly Oak, Birmingham. If any members live near there and would be interested in meeting up, please message me.Kind regards, Ian.See More
Jan 19
IAN SALTER replied to Hannah Urquhart's discussion Help needed to identify mystery banjo player
"This appears to be the banjo that he is holding in the photo.R.jpeg"
Jan 9
IAN SALTER replied to Hannah Urquhart's discussion Help needed to identify mystery banjo player
"Hi Hannah, The banjo looks like those made by Arthur J Wilmshurst in London.  Kind regards, Ian."
Jan 1
IAN SALTER left a comment for David Nuttall
"I've got some of Ken's recordings on cassettes, but can't find them. I'm hoping they will turn up when I start packing for the move. This morning I've been listening to Bill Leader's recordings of you and Scan at The…"
Dec 12, 2021
David Nuttall left a comment for IAN SALTER
"I was with Ken Stubbs the first time he ever went to 'Elsie's'. I went a couple of times before I moved to ipswich. Steve Pennells and I used to stay the weekend with Ken in Edenbridge and play at The Crown or The Working Men's…"
Dec 11, 2021

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At 21:33 on November 7, 2017, carrie horgan said…

Thanks Ian - I hope you are enjoying learning classic banjo.  Are you new to playing the banjo or have you migrated over from another style of banjo playing? Let me know if I can be of any help.

Carrie 

At 16:44 on December 10, 2021, David Nuttall said…

Yes, that's me. Although I was playing the banjo before I met him, David

At 19:09 on December 11, 2021, David Nuttall said…

Oh,yes, I've clocked up 50 years and am entering the rheumaticky  fingers stage of Scan's career. However, apart from the Covid effect, even prior to that the places I used to play in had diminished alarmingly.
I've been listening to Olly Oakley on this site - I'd never heard him play material like 'The Policeman's Holiday' or 'Under The Double Eagle' before; Scan played them, all parts. David  

At 23:43 on December 11, 2021, David Nuttall said…

I was with Ken Stubbs the first time he ever went to 'Elsie's'. I went a couple of times before I moved to ipswich. Steve Pennells and I used to stay the weekend with Ken in Edenbridge and play at The Crown or The Working Men's Club. I played banjo then. David

At 22:03 on March 1, 2022, Danielle Saxon Reeves said…

Hi Ian

saw your post about moving to Selly Oak; I run Midlands Fretted Orchestra bit too far away in Stourbridge- we’re always very happy to have reading banjo players along! Give me a shout if you fancy coming along. Best wishes, Danielle

At 21:33 on March 2, 2022, IAN SALTER said…

Hi Danielle,

Thank you for your invitation. When I've settled in, I'll be in touch to arrange a date to visit you. 

Best wishes, Ian.

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