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Attn: Steve Harrison....Have You Done This One Yet?
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Hi Steve-Thank you for all of your continued efforts....I'm looking forward to exploring all of your scores that you've arranged.I searched here and did not find this "Alagazam" by Abe Holzmann, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Mar 9.

John Cunninghame and Stream of Consciousness....and a little Bushmills 1608
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My lineage on my mother's side being from Wales and having come to the USA through life on the London stage at the turn of the century...about the time Little Bill was just being able to tune his…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Cioffi Aug 24, 2016.

For Shawn, the Restless Biologist, and Eric: The REAL Ultimate Classic Banjo...???
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On this rainy Saturday, I've been mounting the neck back on a Gibson Bowtie after a lot of heel surgery while listening to Alex Magee's cut of "Jolly Darkies" which has been on repeat for about an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Cioffi Nov 26, 2015.

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Chris Cioffi commented on Rob MacKillop's video
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SSS Orchestra 2 Champion Fretless banjo from c.1890 - Rob MacKillop

"Wow, thanks Rob.  I didn't have access to that Cadenza issue, or most of them for that matter.  I wish they were available....or I knew where they were.   THAT is fascinating, and I did not know that. I thought the second…"
Apr 13
Chris Cioffi commented on Rob MacKillop's video
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SSS Orchestra 2 Champion Fretless banjo from c.1890 - Rob MacKillop

"I loved hearing your thought visualizations of "Twisted Rope"....I just didn't give another thought further than a convenient title....like he looked over while writing, thinking of a title, and some rope was hanging there coiled up…"
Apr 13
Chris Cioffi replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Public Service Announcement: CE Regal on eBay UK
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Apr 13
Chris Cioffi replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Public Service Announcement: CE Regal on eBay UK
"I've wanted one since I was 15 and heard my first one, and then even more when I played the Webb Brothers original five string 20+ years ago. Seeing this at the price it was available for, I made a decision that 2 Regals for me for now is…"
Apr 13
Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A "new" Cammeyer and Oakley record !!
"They did 3 discs/6 sides together, and they are all great.  Some of these were done by Derek Lillywhite on his old LP, but as solos. Cammeyer and Shaeff did a few as well, but they are much harder to find (and they used surnames on the…"
Apr 13
Chris Cioffi replied to David Wade's discussion It's here! The new Clifford Essex Weaver
"Wow...good pics...they just showed up for me, Joel.....I got it...that was thorough of you......thanks!"
Apr 13
Chris Cioffi replied to David Wade's discussion It's here! The new Clifford Essex Weaver
"Joel-Thank you for this and all of your comments.  We haven't talked since that Thanksgiving phone call a few years ago, but you are dear to my heart. I think we think the same on a concept that I feel very strongly about, which is…"
Apr 13
Chris Cioffi replied to David Wade's discussion It's here! The new Clifford Essex Weaver
"And Joel.... On metal spinning.  I'm an amateur machinist who collects 1880-1939 machine tools.  I have studied aviation and A&P construction since before I picked up the banjo at 13 years old.  Sheet metal airframe work…"
Apr 12
Chris Cioffi replied to David Wade's discussion It's here! The new Clifford Essex Weaver
"Jody-I agree with everything you said here, and just about everything else I've heard you say.  I was not trying to criticize Eric nor catch you in contradictions.  Part of my citing previous quotes was also for clarification for…"
Apr 12
Chris Cioffi replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Clarke Buehling at Walthamstow Folk
"I got to see Clark here in Nashville, TN at the Station Inn in the early 90's when he was with his band "The Skirtlifters". I would imagine that Clark might very well be the closest thing one could experience live these days to the…"
Apr 12
Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion In Memoriam: William J Ball
"I always loved Mr. Ball's playing.  There is a picture on the site of him in the 20's with a flanged/resonated 10 15/16 head Whyte Laydie, and I think this is what he won the Cup competition with if I remember the website…"
Apr 12
Chris Cioffi replied to David Wade's discussion It's here! The new Clifford Essex Weaver
"And Marc D.... That is a very good observation and hypothesis about the E tuning and bridge placement!  I'm really glad you mentioned this and have tested this on your Luscomb. I have 4 Luscombs and 4 Gatcombs here now, only one is…"
Apr 12
Chris Cioffi replied to David Wade's discussion It's here! The new Clifford Essex Weaver
"Jody-In your mind's eye/imagination, visualize your banjo from the front with the peghead to your left. This distance between the nut and bridge is your scale length, and is 28". This is the same scale as an original 11 13/16"…"
Apr 12
Chris Cioffi replied to David Wade's discussion It's here! The new Clifford Essex Weaver
"Sure, of course.  My point was with you, as is in my whole reason for posting on this thread, the..... 1-Number of frets 2-Head diameter 3-Scale length ...AND.... 4- How the first 3 interact to position the bridge at a particular place on…"
Apr 12
Chris Cioffi replied to David Wade's discussion It's here! The new Clifford Essex Weaver
"Jody, no it's not (correct bridge placement from your previous post on page 1).  You didn't read my post with measurements.  You have 2 more frets for the same scale and on a larger pot than an original Tubaphone.  That…"
Apr 12

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At 17:12 on December 1, 2015, Becky R. Schneider said…

Hi Chris, Glad to meet you, and hope you continue to enjoy your ABF experiences.  It is a wonderful organization with very passionate Classic Banjo enthusiasts.  Please consider a visit to one of our Rallies, and meet everyone in person and share your love of the banjo and classic music favorites.  Everyone would love to meet you.

Regards, Becky

At 17:31 on March 7, 2019, thereallyniceman said…

Hi Chris,

Good to see you back on Classic Banjo Ning.  I hope that you will share your encyclopaedic knowledge of all thing banjo with us :-)

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