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String and head advice
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Hello all, I'm writing for a bit of advice. I'm within a month of taking delivery of my Clifford Essex Weaver banjo, and I'd like a bit of feedback from the community about the strings and heads…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Moss Aug 15, 2013.

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Aug 15, 2013
Mike Moss replied to Michael Hughes's discussion String and head advice
"The first, Richard. Surely you knew there were no second or third? It was he who taught his grand-nephew, Prince Charles, how to play the banjo. Chaos ensued."
Aug 15, 2013
Richard William Ineson replied to Michael Hughes's discussion String and head advice
"Was that the second or third Viscount? "
Aug 15, 2013
Jody Stecher replied to Michael Hughes's discussion String and head advice
"When I was about 16 years old my father and I found a Ludwig  gold plated tenor banjo at a yard sale. The banjo had this feature. I bought it for $5. Or was it $2? No, that was the Gatcomb fretless 5 string. Each bulb was encased in a colored…"
Aug 14, 2013
Steve Harrison replied to Michael Hughes's discussion String and head advice
"To overcome this problem, in the UK and I suppose it must have been tried in the US, some of the old time banjoists fitted low wattage electric light bulbs beneath the head, the heat from which kept the head taught when played in hot, humid clubs…"
Aug 14, 2013
thereallyniceman replied to Michael Hughes's discussion String and head advice
"Thank you Jody. Matron says that there is room for another bed in the ward. I am sure we can make room for him ;-)"
Aug 14, 2013
Jody Stecher replied to Michael Hughes's discussion String and head advice
"Perhaps they are not mentally bewildered but merely *banjoloigists*. The following may shed some light in spite of the  four-string banjo content at the other end of this…"
Aug 14, 2013
thereallyniceman replied to Michael Hughes's discussion String and head advice
"Personally I have never been an advocate of incarcerating mentally bewildered banjo players in lunatic asylums, but on reflection there may be occasions when they are of use… I can think of two likely candidates :-)   Nearby to where I…"
Aug 14, 2013

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At 14:46 on May 17, 2013, thereallyniceman said…

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