Oct 312014
 

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  • Re: Nechville Banjos
    I have to be honest, the Nechville really shocked me.  I knew they were good, but to my ear, they were way nicer sounding than anything I have played in that style.  The neck had a flat fingerboard, I did not like the radius fingerboards.  And it just …
  • Re: Nechville Banjos
    It sounds like you had a great day!!  So are you getting the arch top??  Asks the girl with the Fisher Price banjo…. :laughing: :facepalm:
  • Re: Nechville Banjos
     :good post:  :sm. bravo: That's sounds awesome .
Oct 302014
 

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  • Re: Nechville Banjos
     :good post:
  • Nechville Banjos
    I recently had the opportunity to go to the Nechville Banjo Factory.  I was able to meet the man himself, Tom Nechville, and was given a tour by Brett, one of his great employees.

    After the tour, I was able to play some of the banjos they had in the fa…

  • Re: We get a bad rap
    Iv'e never shopped at the gap either , I'm starting to think . According to this , Banjo players don't shop at the gap . They must not have overall's .  :yoyo:
  • Re: We get a bad rap
    In my family, I'm that uncle. And proud of it.

    Not so proud of the nephews who shop at the Gap (I don't know if any of them do) but I do have one nephew in the Marines who's currently in Afghanistan so all his clothes are picked out for him.

Oct 292014
 

From the Holler…

  • Re: We get a bad rap
    LOL….maybe he's trying to play CLAWhammer?  :facepalm:
  • Re: We get a bad rap
    Yup. The way he is holding that banjo, he deserves a bad rap. But it is possible that he is an advanced player who was unfortunate and got his hand run over by a bus.
  • Re: We get a bad rap
    I think that makes us all 'Special' Charlie!!

    It looks like he's trying to plant his pinky on the rim.  He's obviously an advanced player.  :bubblegum:

  • Re: We get a bad rap
    First banjo I got, was given to me by the uncle who had owned it for more than 30 years.
    Never knew he had it, never heard him play it.
Oct 282014
 

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  • Re: Key changes at jams
    A lot of up the neck playing can consist of partial chords also, whether playing lead or backup.  It's really good to learn the full "four finger" chords though, especially for vamping or chopping.  The more you play and gain experience you will recogn…
  • Re: Out of Touch for a Time
    Ronc
    if you're in Cuenca Ecuador and get to go to the pub en route brothers are my friends
    Andoni
  • Re: Key changes at jams

    I was fortunate enough to find some folks to jam with and as noob they are very encouraging, as to key changes they said capo and play G chords, and tell me where to capo.

    On my own …

Oct 272014
 

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  • Re: Out of Touch for a Time
    So I finally got the song Rocky Mountain High out of my head & now I have the song Out of Touch in it's place!!   If Ron keeps traveling, I'll have a nice medley of songs to sing in the shower.   :laughing:

    [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_8KR-n2...

  • Re: Key changes at jams
    Knowing chords all over the neck is an excellent thing to learn.

    What I've noticed with cheat sheets is that if you make your own, it's very useful. If you merely print someone else's off the internet or refer to an already written one in a book, it do…

Oct 252014
 

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Oct 242014
 

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  • Re: Out of Touch for a Time
    Outah touch..?

    we ..
    Understand .. ;0)

  • Out of Touch for a Time
    I am in Guayaquil, Ecuador as I write this.
    In 2 days I will be in Peru, so I don't know how much access I will have to the net. I'll stop in the holler whenever I have the chance.
    Have Fun And behave while I am gone. :smile:
    Ron
  • Re: Key changes at jams
    I'm resurrecting an old thread today.  Need some banjo discussion!!

     :hooded smiley:

    My Brown Eyed Darling

    I ran across this on Facebook today posted on one of the bluegrass pages.

    Here's an exa…

Oct 232014
 

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Oct 222014
 

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