Aug 012014
 

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  • Re: What are you working on right now…?
    I've been working on learning "Cajun Fiddle" the last several days.
    Banjo & Accordion  I hope we get it right
    Andoni

  • Re: The 3 T's
    I think it was nice of them to shut off the recorder before they got to the dirty verses.
    I KNOW they're dirty.
    I wrote most of them.

    Anybody want all eleven of the verses I've either collected or made up, e-mail me and I'll send them along.

  • Re: What are you working on right now…?
    I'm working on making a half-dozen three stringed banjo/dulcimers with cookie tin bodies, for sale at an upcoming Art & CraPft Fair.

  • Re: What are you working on right now…?
    I just been tryin ta make ah livon..lately..

    Only pick..bout 30 min ah day now..
    15 min..in mornin..15 min..evinin..

    Just nuuff ta keep me fingers inta it..

    Well allmost….

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Jul 262014
 

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  • Ron' on Safari
    I don't think Ron would mind if I posted his picture of his most recent adventure.
    He went on a hunt this past week and killed this cow for meat for the people that
    allowed him to participate in this event.
  • HELP!
    This video is soooooo close to 20,000 hits. Please watch and pass around and get me over the hump.  :smile:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqvsx4Wxv8

  • Re: A luthier in my backyard?
    A good friend of mine is a Luthier, and builds custom guitars.  He has taught me a lot.  Treat him well Barbie, and study all you can.
  • Re: A luthier in my backyard?
    A luthier in your backyard is almost like having an electric blanket, a warm comfy feeling it is…  :excited:
Jul 252014
 

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  • Re: Help! Sympathetic vibration (3rd string)
    Check your head tension.  A sagging bridge will let the 3rd string or fourth string buzz.  This can a symptom of a head tension issue.  A simple test is to raise the tailpiece slightly and see if the buzz goes away, if it does, then tighten the head a …
  • Re: Help! Sympathetic vibration (3rd string)
    No strings should buzz.  (except on Fig's banjo) Buzzing sound is usually caused by the string hitting a fret when it shouldn't.

    There are several things that can cause buzzes.

    You have to determine what is exactly causing the buzz.

    If it is just the o…

  • Re: The Dupuytren's Contracture Breakdown
    Dupuytren Contracture:
    It is a painless thickening and contracture of tissue beneath the skin of the palm and fingers.
    A- involves injecting a substance called collagenase into the fibrous or scar tissue. Three injections are needed.

    B- "The appearan…

  • Re: Help! Sympathetic vibration (3rd string)
    Heck..i count on that kinda stuff..

    Me banjo knows how ta play bettah ..n..i do..

    Seriously..it helps ta make cool sounds when usin ah slide..

Jul 242014
 

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  • Re: The Dupuytren's Contracture Breakdown
    I've heard of this, although I can't pronounce it.  I know a banjo picker that has this.  He told me that it can be remedied through surgery if it is performed at the proper stage of the disorder.

    His fingers were starting to curl in and he had large c…

  • Re: The Dupuytren's Contracture Breakdown
    So, is this helped with injections or surgery …..? or maybe therapy ?
  • Re: The Dupuytren's Contracture Breakdown
    this might be what a friend of mine had. is this the thing that is more prevalent in folks of Scandinavian origin?
  • Re: The Dupuytren's Contracture Breakdown
    Since your RIGHT hand is more "strumming" than "picking", I shall not fault you for  deviating from the "Picking  and GRINNING" tradition.

    Anyway, it sounds nice.

    Best wishes  for a speedy reovery from whatever procedure they are going to do to readjus…

Jul 232014
 

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