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Eric Stefanelli Tubaphone
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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 specifications are (pot size, scale length, action/bridge…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Mar 25.

11.5" Pot Weaver and Cello Banjo for Sale
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I have an 11.5" Weaver for sale. If anybody here is interested, send me a message. It's ready to go for classic style, and the larger size Weavers are hard to find and a joy to play. I also have a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Crum Feb 28.

Weaver for sale!

I have one last 11'' Weaver for sale for a low price. It's a "player" and not a collector's piece, but it's a really fun banjo. I'll have it with me at the ABF Rally and am also able to ship it if…Continue

Started Sep 30, 2019

Recommend me some new pieces
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I'm looking for beautiful, nostalgic pieces like You and a Canoe and At Sunset (by Grimshaw), Rose Leaves Gavotte and Pompadour (by Morley), etc. Does anybody know of similar pieces that they could…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jocko MacNelly Sep 1, 2019.

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John Cohen and Eric Crum are now friends
Apr 10
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"Joel is of course correct about ear playing. I wasnt thinking of the ear learning courses offered by Dobson et al. I was thinking more in line with modern ear playing like one finds in the old-time community. My point was that from the earliest days…"
Apr 2
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"I think a lot of this stems from the fact that you are citing out of date research. "
Apr 1
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"I just went over your classic banjo section and there are still a lot of inaccuracies: Stroke style banjo was taught in many tutors, not just the Briggs tutor. You call it "minstrel style" but "stroke style" or "banjo…"
Apr 1
John Cohen and Grace van't Hof are now friends
Mar 29
Pär Engstrand replied to John Cohen's discussion Eric Stefanelli Tubaphone
"Would it be possible to find out from where Eric Stefanelli got the vellums for those two banjos? Maybe I'll just write him a message here on the forum..."
Mar 25
John Cohen replied to ritchie thomson's discussion fourth string woes
"Yeah, while .028w is not my cup of tea on any banjo, it wouldn't be a problem on a 26" scale neck. "
Mar 25
John Cohen replied to ritchie thomson's discussion fourth string woes
"Again, it depends on the scale length."
Mar 25
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"Feel free to email me whenever you have questions at johnncohen1992 "at" gmail.com. I'll be happy to try and help."
Mar 25
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"Hi Jack, I have a lot of info I can share but am pressed for time at the moment (I'm in graduate school and have exams). I do want to say that the waltzes, marches, Schottisches, and polkas that you referred to as classical music were not -…"
Mar 25
John Cohen replied to ritchie thomson's discussion fourth string woes
"I use a .024w (silver on nylon) on all of my banjos, regardless of scale length. It is a period-correct size. It is light enough to provide lots of dynamics but heavy enough not to buzz. A .028w might work OK on shorter scale banjos, but on larger…"
Mar 25
John Cohen replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"I do not like the tension or tone of Savarez carbon strings, and I find that they do not intonate well. Seaguar Premier carbon fishing line is far less expensive and intonates perfectly. It sounds and feels the same as the Savarez carbon, so I…"
Mar 23
John Cohen replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"No, you have to order them from their site. Pyramid strings also offers singles in the correct gauges. They are based in Germany."
Mar 23
John Cohen replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"No, you want the fingerboard sitting even with the pot. It sounds like you may have a neck angle issue (modern banjos have back angle to allow for taller bridges). Also, keep in mind that it takes some practice to fret the strings with action as…"
Mar 23
John Cohen replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"Ian, I think our differing experiences with Ren heads might be due to our different setups. I use lighter bridges than you do and much lighter strings. Every time I've tried a Ren head (regardless of the type of banjo) it made my too bright and…"
Mar 23
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"I also noticed some errors with your dates. For example, your dates and timeframes for the various Bacon banjo company locations are not accurate. "
Mar 22

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At 7:54 on October 4, 2016, Jonathan klass said…

Hi John

Thanks for the friend  invitation. I feel at home in this forum because it has a cultured feel and a sense of history amongst its members. A lot of other fiorums feel like a big fight.I look forward to interesting topics on this forum

Jonathan

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