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Clifford Essex Strings
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thanks for all your string suggestions. looks like the CE's are the ones for me to try.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand May 13.

Clifford Essex Strings
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I have been using Chris Sands medium gauge strings on my Tubaphone for about 12 YEARS. Since they are no longer available, I was wondering if the Clifford Essex are comparable? Are the medium gauge…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Crum Aug 9.

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Eric Crum replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"The "Classic Banjo" strings are great. The gut strings are different. I have the CE Classic mediums on all my banjos now. I think they sound great, and I have had no feathering or breaking issues."
Aug 9
Pär Engstrand replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"I have the La Bella 017 on my banjo now, as of Joels recomendation (017, 019, 021, 024, 017, if I'm not misstaken) and I really like those. Ordered them directly from La Bella. Takes a bit to get used to but man, do they make my banjo sing! (if…"
May 13
rick ceballos posted a discussion

Clifford Essex Strings

thanks for all your string suggestions. looks like the CE's are the ones for me to try.See More
May 13
Trapdoor2 replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"I keep hearing about such problems with guts...but have never experienced such things. I suspect my playing style (such as it is) is very gentle on strings. Couple that with my duff hearing and strings last me a very long time. I usually change…"
May 13
Steve Harrison replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"Hi Marc, I fitted a set of CE gut strings on my Windsor Pop 1 last year and after about three months, they began to 'feather' and became unplayable. I can only surmise I had a duff set...Steve."
May 13
Trapdoor2 replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"LOL, I'm still using the same CE Gut strings I mounted 3 yrs ago. I've changed the 4th once... If I have to put on new strings, I think I have two more sets of guts. After that, I'm doomed."
May 12
Joel Hooks replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"I'd give the CE strings a try if they made them thin enough for me. I get La Bella direct from La Bella."
May 12
nick stephens replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"I too find the CE strings to be very acceptable on my Whyte Laydie, I have also had them on my Tubaphones too. my choice  is the light gauge sets having found the mediums a bit clunky for my taste, I am wanting to try La Bella 17s but have been…"
May 12
thereallyniceman replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"I prefer the CE Strings to the defunct Sands strings. I can't tell if the wire wound bass string will last as long as Sands' did, but the CE 4th bass sound good and I would recommend ordering CE mediums.  I bought about ten sets from…"
May 12
rick ceballos posted a discussion

Clifford Essex Strings

I have been using Chris Sands medium gauge strings on my Tubaphone for about 12 YEARS. Since they are no longer available, I was wondering if the Clifford Essex are comparable? Are the medium gauge classic banjo strings the same gauges? I think I have tried all the nylon strings out there and haven't found any that compare to the Chris Sands. any info or recommendations would be appreciated.See More
May 12

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Hello out there

I have been interested in classic banjo for awhile now. Only know a few simple pieces, Spanish Fandango, Buckley's Copenhagen Reel etc. Bought the Chris Sands book a few years ago but it doesn't contain any beginner or intermediate tunes. I have been finger picking all along, bluegrass and various two and three finger styles but would like to learn more intermediate classic pieces. I'm not much for standard notation but learn tunes mostly by ear and tablature. I'm hoping this site can help me… Continue

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 14:50 — 3 Comments

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At 19:43 on August 30, 2010, Trapdoor2 said…
Hi Rick, here is Sunflower Dance, both parts. Hope it comes thru ok. Let me know if it doesn't and we'll arrange to do it directly.

Cheers,

===Marc

Sunflower Dance 1st and 2nd.pdf

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