March 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Rare 1909 Fairbanks Cello Banjo Now on eBay U.S.!


Just saw this and thought the group might find it interesting. Current bid is $1500 with 5 days to go.…


Added by Tom Murphey on March 29, 2011 at 2:16 — 3 Comments

Mike's adventures in Banjoland -- IV : To resonate, or not to resonate?

Hi all,


after posting my rendi -- err, archival footage of "Circus Parade", and after the kindness and forgivingness of the comments, I promise I'll be recording at least one more solo this weekend, though I'm not quite sure which one (probably Pompadour).


Anyhow, today I wanted to discuss a subject which has been intriguing me for some time. The other day, I was performing some maintenance on my banjo, and I removed the resonator, just to do a little sound…


Added by Mike Moss on March 18, 2011 at 13:42 — 6 Comments

old tunes _ new life

Extraordinary ; when you open U_Tube , they say " warning , don  ' t put on UTube songs   if you don 't have the permission .

With our old tunes , no problem , in France at least , the tune become " free " or " public domain after 70 years .

 I will add a new "' old "song  ( the 5th , i guess ) from the attic , exactly from an old  ' magazine .   It just need some transcription  from the piano  to our favorite ' instrument .


Added by marc dalmasso on March 17, 2011 at 17:27 — No Comments

Mike's adventures in Banjoland -- III : Camera fright


Well, first of all, I would like to apologize for not having posted earlier, as I was hoping to get access to a camera in order to film some of my playing. Unfortunately, as soon as I'm in front of a camera I become a nervous wreck and can't get past the first few bars of songs I otherwise play perfectly. It was a very frustrating experience, but I do hope I'll be able to contribute with a decent video, eventually. I was recording "Beat as you go", by Emile Grimshaw, and… Continue

Added by Mike Moss on March 13, 2011 at 13:00 — 8 Comments

Tone rings

I am looking for opinions regarding different types of tone ring (White Ladye, Tubaphone, etc.)  for use with gut/nylon strings. I would appreciate comments on the relative merits, differences in sound, etc. from those with experience.

Best, Jon Mills

Added by Jon Mills on March 10, 2011 at 14:28 — 2 Comments

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