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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, 2022.
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, 2022
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.
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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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.
Yes, that's me. Although I was playing the banjo before I met him, David
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
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
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
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.