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When does classic banjo start?
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Replying to some comments on a video of mine, I got to thinking. When does "minstrel style" become "classic style"?Is there a clear border between the two? The obvious answer, in my unknowing mind,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher on Tuesday.

Clifford Essex (Imperial) tuners

Hi everybody,my main banjo is my clifford essex imperial. Unfortunately, the tuners are starting to act up, specially the 5th string tuner.Does anyone happen to have some spare ones laying…Continue

Started Sep 12

American Princess

Hi,was I stupid to not buy an Stewart American Princes for $325? It's on eBay and seems to be in good shape, except a neck repair that on the pictures look good.Well, if it didn't happen, it wasn't…Continue

Started May 12

How about...
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.. a Clifford Essex Paragon?Clifford…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Redman May 19.

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Pär Engstrand replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion Clifford Essex Imperial restoration project
"Ok. Then I missunderstod your post, Marc. I'm sorry for that."
4 hours ago
Pär Engstrand replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion Clifford Essex Imperial restoration project
"Well, as I said, the neck is slightly warped, maybe a millimeter here and there, and not in a uniform way, sort of wayvy...Not even sure the neck is warped, might only be the fretboard being out of shape.  To me it sounds like the sensible…"
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's discussion Clifford Essex Imperial restoration project
"Definately worth getting it up and running. I have one myself and it's a pretty decent banjo. Mine also has a slightly warped neck. It's still playable, specially with the rather high action I'm using. I showed my banjo to a…"
Tuesday
Pär Engstrand replied to nick stephens's discussion a traitor or just a weirdo ?
"I'm not very "in the scene" as a classic banjo player, and I'm also rather uninformed. But... People played classic banjo in the 30ies (1900, that is...) too. Probably some of them even on a Vega. I wouldn't worry about it.…"
Tuesday
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"Chris, there was a cut and paste error in my reply today that I missed. What I posted made no sense so I deleted it. Please ignore it if you already read it. To sum up what I meant to say:   When posting views or ideas or ways of thinking that…"
Tuesday
Trapdoor2 replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"He should have included "Lather, rinse and repeat." I suspect that Stewart was aware that "elevating" was a double-entendre (multiple-entendre?). Don't all lesser instruments aspire to the Symphony Orchestra? This is nothing…"
Monday
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"Dear Chris,  I like you too. But gosh, unless you actually did write what I responded to even if what you wrote is different from what you meant. The words in italics within my response are your words. Whatever you really meant, you posted them…"
Monday
Joel Hooks replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"Ooo!  "Elevating the banjo!!"  One of my favorite subjects. That little bit of SSS advertising copy has been grasped firmly in the grips of academics to the point that it has become more than it really was.  Modernish banjo…"
Monday
Chris Cioffi replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
Monday
Chris Cioffi replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"Thanks Joel and Jody. Joel, you reacted to my posts by reading into them what I did not write, and/or perhaps as Jody observed, that I did not write....I did not write it (what Jody refers to) because.....I just didn't think about it while…"
Monday
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"Fruit and vegetables grow in dirt. They are fertilized with poo.   We harvest the food and eat it and are nourished. We don't eat the poo and dirt. It's pretty simple really. If we cleanse things, yiddish music, gypsy music, blues,…"
Nov 27
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"First of all let me say how proud I am to participate in an internet forum where we can disagree without insulting each other.  I have put your words, Chris, in italics here,  and my response is in whatever vertical letters are called. I…"
Nov 25
Joel Hooks replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"Hi Chirs, To explain a little more, I won't be bullied into an argument.  It is not about "political correctness"-- which I could care less about.  A also never once mentioned "banning" anything. I view many of the…"
Nov 25
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"Somehow Ning did not show me your response to Carrie, and did not show me Joel's bowing out message to you. Now I have found them within this thread. I will make an attempt to respond in some detail  to your response to Carrie when I have…"
Nov 25
Chris Cioffi replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"It makes perfect sense, Jody, and I agree. The way the internet has affected communications has undoubtedly had an affect on the conversation and how I've been received. I absolutely understand the significance of burnt cork. I understand…"
Nov 25
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion When does classic banjo start?
"It looks to me that the discussion has been ongoing, at its own pace. Joel and anyone else will respond or not respond according to their own rhythm and any free time. It's Thanksgiving week. Family things dominate right now. To continue: the…"
Nov 25

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