July 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Re Banjo Hangout

Thanks for your reply on Banjo Hangout Trapdoor. Im pleased to be a member of Classic Banjo.

Added by David Layton on July 28, 2009 at 16:49 — No Comments

Drop Thumb

Hi Rob

For years I could not master the Drop Thumb method of Clawhammer playing. All I could manage was what was known as 'up picking' from Pete Seeger's book. This style was okay for the slower tunes, but arm breaking if you wanted to play dance tunes with the fiddler. Then I picked up a tutor with a tape by a bloke called Larry Peterson. He just had a way of making it easy, with lots of simple tunes to play along with. Larry lived in Omaha Nebraska. I haven't heard from him for years,… Continue

Added by Ray Jones on July 24, 2009 at 21:42 — 1 Comment

4th of July

A Happy 4th of July to all my American mates.

Added by Ray Jones on July 3, 2009 at 22:33 — 2 Comments


A week or so ago, I bid on a Stewart pot assembly evidently off of an early Banjeurine...and won! Today it showed up on my doorstep and it is indeed a 12-1/2" Banjeurine pot. Serial number is 5169, so it is probably ca. 1890. It has the heavy neck brace and is pretty complete, really lacking only hooks and nuts. Came with the "Common Sense" tailpiece and the complete dowelstick too.

The dowelstick gave me a bit of a turn though. I have a complete Banjeurine from this period (S/N… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on July 3, 2009 at 3:12 — No Comments

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