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Clifford Essex Professional for sale

I am selling the last (and best) of my Clifford Essex Professionals. This one belonged to Chris Sands in the 80's and was used on some of his recordings. Tarrant Bailey Jr. made him sell it to…Continue

Started Feb 7

Bill Ball's Strings
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Anybody know what gauges Bill Ball played? They sound not top light but not that heavy either.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Dec 30, 2018.

Two rare banjos for sale

Over on Banjo Hangout I am selling two rare classic banjos that will likely be of interest here.1.  Van Eps flush fret, one of the first two made and one of Fred's personal banjos.  This instrument…Continue

Started Dec 7, 2018

Looking for zither banjos
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I'm reaching out to the British members on this forum.  Lately I have been getting into zither banjo playing and I'm now looking for some higher end instruments (Cammeyer Vibrante Royal, Pro-grade…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Nov 12, 2018.

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John Cohen replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"I was thinking more along the lines of magoc coils, dust bunnies, etc... I once found some spiders."
Mar 8
John Cohen replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"Thanks Chris- now I have an urge to tear apart my zither banjos to see what surprises are inside!"
Mar 8
John Cohen replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"Oh, I see... You have to pay $1.25 and then they will tell you how they work. Or maybe the answer can be found somewhere in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le2eB2xtvBQ"
Feb 24
John Cohen posted a discussion

Clifford Essex Professional for sale

I am selling the last (and best) of my Clifford Essex Professionals. This one belonged to Chris Sands in the 80's and was used on some of his recordings. Tarrant Bailey Jr. made him sell it to another of his students (funny story there). I hope to sell this to a classic style player.https://www.banjohangout.org/classified/73659See More
Feb 7
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Bill Ball's Strings
"It depends on the scale, the setup, and the player.  Anyway I am simply reporting what these gauges were, not advocating for or against them."
Dec 30, 2018
John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Bill Ball's Strings
"034 and 030w would make for a very evenly balanced set, but those are really heavy strings. I tried 032 for the third and found the tone muddy.  As for the fourth, I've found anything larger than a 028w to be too thick.  "
Dec 30, 2018
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Bill Ball's Strings
"  When D'Addario introduced a set of nylon banjo strings (was it the late 1980s?) the gauges were similar:  022, 028, 034, 030w, 022 They must have gotten the idea from somewhere.    "
Dec 30, 2018
John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Bill Ball's Strings
"I once heard he used .022, .028, .030, .026w, .022.  Not sure how or where he would have sourced such gauges. Anybody know the gauges that Clifford Essex sold back in the 60s and 70s?  "
Dec 30, 2018
John Cohen posted a discussion

Bill Ball's Strings

Anybody know what gauges Bill Ball played? They sound not top light but not that heavy either.
Dec 29, 2018
John Cohen and Samurai Banjo are now friends
Dec 8, 2018
John Cohen posted a discussion

Two rare banjos for sale

Over on Banjo Hangout I am selling two rare classic banjos that will likely be of interest here.1.  Van Eps flush fret, one of the first two made and one of Fred's personal banjos.  This instrument later belonged to George "Colonel" Collins, one of the two founders of the ABF.2. 1925 Silver Bell No. 4 5-string, one of Fred Bacon's personal banjos and played by him in his All Star Silver Bell Orchestra.  A beautiful, one of a kind banjo.  Contact me if interested.See More
Dec 7, 2018
Richard William Ineson replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"I found the advert for the bridge in the April 1927 B.M.G."
Nov 12, 2018
Richard William Ineson replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
Nov 12, 2018
Richard William Ineson replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"These bridges were advertised in the B.M.G. in the 1920's I think, I can't remember offhand who made them but it wasn't Windsor; like all these complicated 'improvements' I don't think that this design of bridge made…"
Nov 12, 2018
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"I'm not British. I'm replying anyway.   I have a Cammeyer Patent I would part with.  "Patent" is the name of the model. It is ornate and lovely, or will be once it is restored. Apparently the decorative veneer tended to…"
Nov 11, 2018
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"That's a really nice looking bridge, Richard.  I don't think I've seen one like it before."
Nov 11, 2018

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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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