Jan 312015
 

From the Holler…

  • Re: Tailpiece Stability
    I remember when I got my Deering Sierra. When playing it one day all of a sudden it was out of tune. Couldn't figure out why it got so out of wack all of a sudden…
      Well the tailpiece was floating above the ring on the head… I'd gotten in the habi…
  • Re: bridge question

    have  ya'll  heard of the > Sullivan Banjo Co. New American Made Roasted Maple …

    www.firstquali…

  • Re: bridge question
    Anyone else dish the bottom of their bridges? I do. Even with my head tension at 91, I can still tell when a bridge dips in the middle. To date, I still have never played a banjo, or even seen a banjo, that didn't have a dip in the top of the bridge… o…
  • Re: How to properly string your tuning pegs
    My biggest fear has always been that I'd cut my strings too short… so usually end up with apparently way too many wraps…and a knot too. 

    It's good to see an easy way to lock it in and not have to put 5 or 6 wraps on it…

    Thanks

Jan 302015
 

From the Holler…

  • Re: How to properly string your tuning pegs
    That's what I was trying to say Dean, Well said.  You may not have snow, but your command of the word makes up for it.
  • Re: How to properly string your tuning pegs
    3 wraps, one over two under, no lock, for me. When a string breaks at a show, I want to be able to change it fast. Fighting with a locked wrap just once cured me of that style forever. In 35 years of guitar and 10 years of banjo,  I've never had a stri…
  • Re: bridge question
    There are several very good bridge makers out there.  And I have no alegiance to any one for any certain reason, other than to have the best sounding banjo I can get.   

    And no matter who you choose, tell them what you have for a banjo, and the change …

  • Re: How to properly string your tuning pegs
    I just wrap one round above the leader end when tightening, and then back over and down the shaft while still turning.  It pinches the leader and nothing moves.  Like this video [ftp=ftp://www.deeringbanjos.com/blogs/banjo-maintenance-tips/9569487-how-…
Jan 292015
 

From the Holler…

  • bridge question
    I keep the Hondo beater downstairs to noodle on and the Epiphone upstairs to actually play on.  After noodling on the Hondo, I find that I like the up the neck action better than on the Epi.  The Hondo has a no name 1/2 in. bridge and the Epiphone has …
  • Re: Guitar pro winder

    I have a winder but it's not like either of those.  It's plastic & has the part that fits over the key and a handle that you crank.  It makes it a lot faster to change strings.
    [/q…

  • Re: MYBANJO THREE HEAD BANJO TUNING WRENCH
    It DID work!  And I didn't break the head after all!!
  • Re: Guitar pro winder
    I have a winder but it's not like either of those.  It's plastic & has the part that fits over the key and a handle that you crank.  It makes it a lot faster to change strings.
Jan 282015
 

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Jan 272015
 

From the Holler…

Jan 262015
 

From the Holler…

  • Re: New Banjo site
    I gots all..i can handell..
    Bahtween tha two sites..i go'ta…now..

    But good luck to tha Fellah..

  • New Banjo site
    Geoff Hohwald has put up a new web site for the community..
    He does a great job on his teaching materials and also has a blog on this site.
    I never knew he did workshops etc but he has info here also..
    Not pushing anything on anyone but it just popped…
  • Re: I got a new banjo
     :Giggly:   Mike .
  • Re: I got a new banjo
    Would your mom be willing (Wil-ling  :Giggly:)  to adopt ?

    We all could stand to get a new banjo also….  Did I say that..  :facepalm:

Jan 252015
 

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Jan 242015
 

From the Holler…

  • Taco Soup
    TACO SOUP

    Ingredients

        2 pounds ground beef
        2 15 oz cans kernel corn (undrained)
        2 15 oz cans pinto beans (undrained)( I like Chili Beans or Ranch Style)
        2 15 oz cans stewed tomatoes
        1 can extra hot Rotel Sty…

  • Re: Sixteen Pounds: Another parody by Mike Gregory
    Right you are, Figmo.
    in a recent ZITS cartoon…

    The two teen boys are talking, and Pierce asks Jeremy if Jeremy's girlfriend is mad at Jeremy.
    Jeremy says she su…

  • Re: Sixteen Pounds: Another parody by Mike Gregory
    Ah..Man has,ah mussel…

    That takes ..
    All his…Blood…

    Makes his brain…

    Become ah …
    Dud….

  • Re: Sixteen Pounds: Another parody by Mike Gregory
    Sommmme People say a man's made of muscle and fat,
    Bone and blood and stuff like that..
    A brain that's clever, and a heart that's pure,
    But boys are made out of boogers, for sure
    (Chorus)

    OK, now it's YOUR turn to make up another verse.

Jan 232015
 

From the Holler…

  • Re: $$
    That's true Mike, it's just stuff.  That's one reason I sold off the instruments that I never played.  I'm set good for instruments now, will last me a lifetime.

    I've been through that, like in the video.  Buying parts and straps and picks and stuff.  …

  • Re: $$
     :lol:  We can shovel all the money in the world on stuff and that's all it is, is stuff…

    Gotta practice…  :praise:

    I should have started 50 years sooner at least… :tantrumx:

  • Re: $$
     :sm. bravo:   :lol:   That was good . I guess , the question really is , how bad do you want to learn .   :bug eyes:
  • Re: Butch Robins Presents-Blue Grass Music, its Origin and Development…
    Pretty interesting from what little I watched of it so far…

    Thanks for posting this…

    Mike.. :thank you: