The Marionettes frolic First banjo (A.J. Weidt)

A new tune with my "new" SS Stewart Thoroughbred. This one belongs to the book "Weidt´s elementary studies for banjo". Actually, it is really amazing to play a 100 years old tune in a 120 years old banjo!

Photograph from Wikipedia (W. A. Call's puppet "Uncle Rastus" an elderly man playing a banjo. Monmouth Museum identity number: M4289)

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Comment by thereallyniceman on May 27, 2013 at 7:34

Excellent German.

I can see that your new SSS banjo is keeping you occupied.  Now that you have a quailty Classic Banjo take a warning from us all about the dreaded BAS (banjo acquisition syndrome), before it is too late.

Soon you will start to think that perhaps another banjo may just sound a bit better on the bass notes...  or maybe have a bit brighter treble... or maybe a slightly wider fingerboard would feel nicer... or a wood hoop would be great... or a bit more/ less MOP may be nice.

Then it will be too late you will have a house full of banjos...  isn't that correct everyone?

Comment by marc dalmasso on May 27, 2013 at 19:24

yes correct

congrats , German for the Bj &  the tune

Comment by German David Patarroyo on May 28, 2013 at 5:08

Thanks Ian and Marc, the Stewart is just amazing! and I am starting to think about it just like Gollum did it in the Middle Earth ("my precious"). Concerning to the BAS, I am afraid it is too late, and right now I am saving (again!) for another banjo. I guess I am trying to create a BAS outbreak here in Colombia in order to have someone else to play the banjo :)

I will follow the advice of a bard I met some days ago: the solution is playing more tunes! Any suggestions?

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