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I am even getting abuse from my friends!!!!!!!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand on Wednesday.

Here is new one on me: What a handsome young chap!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by nick stephens Mar 17.

 

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thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"All the above is far too complex for me. This is simple, so simple even I can understand it:"
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Pär Engstrand replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I am even getting abuse from my friends!!!!!!!
"Actually,everybody should get their own banjo and start playing. That should keep other people on a distance! :-)"
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thereallyniceman replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"John, Yep all down to how we set up, how we pick and what we prefer. I tried an 11" Remo Fibreskin and had the same problems you describe. It was "hard" to play and felt and sounded dreadful. I use a lot of heavy and medium gauge…"
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thereallyniceman replied to morten lind's discussion about classic banjo action
"John, I strongly disagree about your comments on the Renaissance head.  I swapped almost all my banjo heads to Renaissance, but maybe this is because of my picking style.... all a matter of personal taste.... BUT my CE Regal has a frosted REMO…"
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nick stephens replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I am even getting abuse from my friends!!!!!!!
"IMHO nothing looks sweeter than a well proportioned Vega 5 string sans reso ! and, when I am photographed playing mine wow ! what a sexy pair we make but, then I am unusually good looking !!!"
Mar 21
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I am even getting abuse from my friends!!!!!!!
"Yah, I had my Stelling out a while back and thought..."dang, this resonator is huge!" I remember getting my first open-back and thinking it was too light and too thin (compared to my BG banjos). All about what you get accustomed to.…"
Mar 21
nick stephens replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I am even getting abuse from my friends!!!!!!!
"that resonator looks huge to me ! I have two resonator banjos and, they have not been out of their cases in about a year so, maybe I have just become unaccustomed to them."
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At 21:20 on January 6, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad you found us, Ian. Welcome.
At 20:11 on April 10, 2009, Jody Stecher said…
Wow, Ian, these are gorgeous, and not at all different iterations of basically the same banjo idea. I would imagine there's a good variety of tone and response. The Amboyna z-b particularly knocks me out. How does she play and sound?
At 20:36 on July 14, 2009, Mike Redman said…
The XX special was bargain of the year! I have one just like that and would never part with it, have owned it for 20 years. My old banjo teacher, Horace Craddy found it for me. Enjoy it, a friend for life!
At 9:52 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
Hi there Ian in Blackpool, its an Ozark 5 string. In the picture I'm at Art In Action an Arts Festival in Oxfordshire. I 'm also into oil painting as well as banjoing. I've just started learning classic banjo. Ive been playing for just over 2 years now. Started with Scruggs style then progressed into clawhammer. Found myself at a bit of a learning plateau kinda stuck too much at first position but recently i started to learn a lovely song called "Colorado Buck Dance". I found that classic style has really opened up the fretboard for me. One thing i'd like to ask. I play classic tunes the sameway as clawhammer, bare fingers and just using my thumb and index finger. Is this correct or should i be using threefingers as in scruggs style also should i be using picks or is it personel choice down to the individual.
From David
At 10:04 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
sorry i forgot to mention i live in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.
At 20:25 on March 12, 2010, Adam said…
No worries, Ian ... I hope you get your video needs worked out ... Looking forward to your contributions!

All the best,
Adam
At 19:11 on December 4, 2010, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Thank you for your comment, you are welcome, i have many van Eps cylinders and Vess L. Ossman too, and of course many old 78r.p.m.
Only one about Tarrant Bailey J.R.
I am thinking to put some on this site, as soon as possible, because many are unknown, and i'm thinking aout many people who must be interrested to heard them, if i have sheet music i will post it in same time.
I like your performance on Morley's Palladium March.

Eric.
At 7:17 on December 20, 2010, Sylvia said…

Hi Really Nice Man,  you must teach your wife how to play Banjo, I reckon she could be playing second parts quite quickley then you could play duets like Eric and Pat.   Also she could become a member of this site and perhaps mine would not be the only female voice heard  :-)  

At 13:28 on March 13, 2011, Jan Bloom said…
I make banjos currently sold through Elderly Instruments.  These are a Farland style all wood beveled rim banjo 11.5 diameter.  Normal scale length is 25.5 for the clawhammer player.  However, they may be ordered direct with classic scales of 27 or 27.5.  
At 15:25 on April 21, 2011, Mike Moss said…

Thanks Ian, that's very generous of you. I'll have to dig out my "to-play" list (which is getting longer by the minute...) and see what I can extort, err... I mean, nicely ask for :)

 

I'm very happy with the sound of my banjo, by the way, now that I've converted it somewhat. The Renaissnace head and Chris Sands heavies give it a booming tone which is almost worthy of the old killing machines, and I'm getting some nice, thunderous bass notes with the appropriate picking technique. Gotta love how Bill Ball played those thunderous bass notes!

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