"That's my old Camm Vibrante Royal. It got stolen after a Secret Life Of Banjos gig. I think I wrote about it here when it happened. Eventually I got it back. It had been through hell, probably spent a night or two in a damp vacant lot and…"
"Bill is one of my favorite banjoists. He borrowed my Flesher for a concert performance of classic-banjo tunes many years ago (2006?) when he couldn't bring his own classic-banjo. A versatile and sensitive performer...and a nice guy.
I also well…"
"Hi Rob,Lovely to see you back on the banjos. Your zither banjo videos certainly inspired me to explore the possibilities with my Great-grand fathers Windsor zither.
I have recently replaced the head, strings and bridge and have started to coax some…"
In my experience, there are small tears that don't affect the tone of the banjo - yet! But they do get worse, and it's best to get a new vellum. I see that yours is a zither-banjo - I've re-headed a Windsor zither-banjo…"
I am pretty new to playing classic banjo and I struggled a bit with the same question ... so here is my two cents worth. I play a zither banjo so that has some inherent techniques of it's own to do with finger choices on the first…"