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Bill Evans playing some Cammeyer
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Hi all,A snippet of Bill Evans playing some Cammeyer on a Cammeyer ...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand on Thursday.

Tear in vellum question
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Hi all,I just noticed this small tear in the vellum today and I am wondering if this a small home repair job or should I book the 'Jo in for a service and new vellum.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John E. Dallas Feb 17, 2018.

Cammeyer Vibrante on ebay

Hi all,Just noticed this one listed ...…Continue

Started Feb 10, 2018

Banjo Introduction
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Hi,My name is Philip Agnew and I thought I would introduce myself and my great-grandfathers…Continue

Tags: windsor, banjo, zither

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Harrison Nov 16, 2017.

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Pär Engstrand replied to Pip's discussion Bill Evans playing some Cammeyer
"My zither banjos doesn't sound anything like that! Or, wait, maybe it's me... :-)"
Thursday
Jody Stecher replied to Pip's discussion Bill Evans playing some Cammeyer
"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…"
Wednesday
Trapdoor2 replied to Pip's discussion Bill Evans playing some Cammeyer
"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…"
Wednesday
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Wednesday
Pip replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion New Temlett Zither Banjo - just arrived!
"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…"
Apr 23
John E. Dallas replied to Pip's discussion Tear in vellum question
"Hi, Philip, 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…"
Feb 17, 2018
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Tear in vellum question

Hi all,I just noticed this small tear in the vellum today and I am wondering if this a small home repair job or should I book the 'Jo in for a service and new vellum.CheersPhilipSee More
Feb 17, 2018
Pip replied to Cyndy Richardson's discussion Best Resources for Learning Proper Right-hand Technique
"Hi Cynthia, 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…"
Feb 13, 2018
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Feb 10, 2018
Pip replied to thereallyniceman's discussion F.C. Musselbrook and The London Banjo Club
"Just amazing Ian! A days worth of reading and listening ... especially love the recording of Valentine. Thank you so much for putting this together."
Feb 8, 2018
Pip commented on Texican65's video
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1890s Jas. Morrison banjo

"That sounds so great."
Jan 23, 2018
Pip commented on Pip's video
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Skeleton Dance

"Thank you Anthony and Pär. It's a hollow neck Windsor ... I am unsure of the exact model as it has been extensively restored 10-15 years ago before it was gifted to me."
Jan 5, 2018
Pär Engstrand commented on Pip's video
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Skeleton Dance

"Nice! And nice zither banjo! What make is that?"
Jan 3, 2018
Anthony Derycke commented on Pip's video
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Skeleton Dance

"Very nice!!! "
Dec 29, 2017
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Skeleton Dance

Finishing off the year (and my first six months of classic banjo playing) with "Skeleton Dance" on the zither banjo. Barre chords and shifting quickly to 2-1...
Dec 28, 2017

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