"It appears that many classic banjo players are having difficulty finding the right strings, I used to use La Bella but the nylon they use seems to have changed and their strings produce a strange 'pinging' ,almost metallic sound, on my…"
"Thanks Chris, I am certainly going to make my few copies of the 'Banjo World' available for scanning, and I can also fill a few of the gaps in the B.M.G.s from the 20s and 30s. I'm a great believer in making everything accessible to…"
"Well done Ian, a very tedious and time consuming job, we are all in your debt. I understand that the similar work on the SS Stewart magazines was done by inmates of the USA prisons, I suppose that it would be quite a cushy little job if you are in…"
"The SSS came up whilst I was away from home on holiday. Another one that got away was more recent and was a Weaver which appeared in a local, to me, saleroom, it was in good condition and had the initials 'JM' on the case. I'm…"
"A jolly tune that we don't hear very much these days, nice playing and the banjo tone is really good. Sam Payne's SSS 'Universal Favourite' came up for sale on Ebay a few years ago, it made £95.00 so somebody got a good…"
"As far as I am concerned anybody can do anything they like with the Cammeyer catalogue, the more it is made available to the wider world the better, my concern was that it would be assigned to one of the big music publishers who would not even know…"
"From memory, I think that the Clifford Essex 'Tropical' banjo strings were introduced during the 1st World War when gut strings were becoming difficult to obtain in Britain as Germany was the main source of gut strings. The…"
"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…"
"With reference to the 'Sunflower Dance', there was popular song, probably from the 1900-1920 period, called 'I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch' which used the melody of the first strain of the SD, it's…"