Trying out me "new" Cammeyer Vibrante

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Comment by Richard William Ineson on November 8, 2020 at 11:35
Very nice playing, you've got the real Cammeyer ZB tone.
Comment by Pär Engstrand on November 8, 2020 at 11:57

Thanks alot, Richard. Playing on a Vibrante sure does help with that :-)

Comment by carrie horgan on November 8, 2020 at 17:50
Great tone!
Comment by thereallyniceman on November 9, 2020 at 14:22

Very nice playing indeed.  You have a Vibrante! ... I had one in 1975, and sold it...silly me!!!

Comment by Pär Engstrand on November 9, 2020 at 21:03

Thanks alot, Carrie! I have the feeling that there is very much one can do with a Vibrante, that I as of yet am not able to do,  and in the hands of a really good player would be a truly wonderfull instrument. It really is quite a different zither banjo than the other ones I have.

Thank you, Ian. Yes, I got it recently from Keith Wilson. It was a bit of a nerv wrecking few weeks, as it came to me damaged from transport (no fault of Keiths!). Maybe I'll make a post about it. I can't really see myself ever selling this instrument. Unless something even better shows up around the corner...And even then probably not. :-)

Comment by David Trainer on November 11, 2020 at 20:47
Congratulations Par - I am so glad to see you got the Vibrante in the end, although I'm disappointed to hear about the damage in shipping. Nevertheless, you seem to have fixed any problems as the banjo sounds beautiful. Well done !!
Comment by Pär Engstrand on November 12, 2020 at 18:16

Thanks alot, David! And thanks for making it possible in the first place.

Yes, I brought it to Karsten Schnoor in Hamburg, who did a very good job of putting it back in playing order.

Here's how it looked when it arrived:

And after the repair:

So I'm pretty happy in the end.

Comment by Joel Hooks on November 12, 2020 at 20:05

Hearing you play is starting to change my mind on zither banjos.

Comment by Pär Engstrand on November 13, 2020 at 9:01

Joel, I'm gonna assume that you don't like zither banjos very much and say thank you! :-)

Comment by Brett Lowe on November 13, 2020 at 10:52

What a truly inspirational and musical performance.  Thanks for sharing.

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