June 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Can anyone identify my new banjo?

Two weeks ago, I'd never heard of a zither banjo. I spotted one in the window of an auction house and thought, "what the heck...?" So I Googled around until I learned a bit more.


Had. To. Have. One.


As luck would have it, when I tried the keywords on eBay, there was only one listed -- and the auction was just closing, and it was a beauty. Nipped in and got it (at a very good price, I think) and it arrived this morning.


So...who the heck made…


Added by SWCooper on June 17, 2011 at 22:57 — 3 Comments

Refurbishing the old Dallas...

So I was having a look at my old Dallas -- with its old, dry head, and its excessively high action -- and decided that something needed to be done.


Thing is, this banjo looks like it might be a bit troublesome. As I mentioned earlier, I had fixed a major crack in the dowel stick, but the dowel stick is poorly set (the heel doesn't make contact with the pot) which means I will probably have to remove the dowel stick, scrap it, and make a new one... so I'll need some advice as…


Added by Mike Moss on June 6, 2011 at 21:00 — 20 Comments

New Podcast from Hal Allert

Hi, friends. I just finished posting a new blog. This time I look at the music of Rex Schepp. He was a real master of the banjo. These recordings are all orchestrated with the Nathaniel Shilkrit Orchestra and have been restored by me.Blog at classicbanjo.com

Added by Hal Allert on June 5, 2011 at 21:54 — No Comments

Internet pop culture meets classic banjo

Added by Mike Moss on June 3, 2011 at 13:16 — 1 Comment

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