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  1. Thread: Tuning to G#

    by adamgross
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    Re: Tuning to G#

    The strings. I just noticed something else too. My Sierra's 2nd string will go slightly flat doing any 2-finger maneuvers when I'm tuned to G, but tuning to G# remedies that particular issue entirely.
  2. Thread: Tuning to G#

    by adamgross
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    Tuning to G#

    So my teacher mentions to me tonight that Earl tuned to G#... After my lesson I come home, hang out with the family, eat dinner, put the little one to bed, hang out with my wife. At bedtime I decide...
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    Perfect Touch Picks

    I don't know how many of you have heard of these picks, but you've got to check them out. My banjo professor told me to check them out. I've been trying to practice/play for several hours per day and...
  4. Re: D'Addario seeks beta testers for new Banjo String Set.

    Very cool. I'm interested in trying out the latest technology.
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    Re: Pulling tabs from a recording?

    I figured as much but it was worth asking. :) Thanks!
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    Pulling tabs from a recording?

    This is probably a pipe dream but I'll go ahead and ask... There are very specific versions of songs I'd like to learn but I can't find tabs and the musicians are dead... Any chance there's a...
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    Re: Your Favorite Strings

    Thank you both. Going to order these and try them out.
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    Re: "Deering Smile" banjo bridge

    bump

    I'm thinking real hard about getting one of these but I don't know if it's legit or just "something to buy."
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    Your Favorite Strings

    My banjo professor loves Black Diamond N734-1/2 so that's what I've been using. I haven't tried anything else. I was hoping to get some input on other folks favorites so I can try them out. Thanks in...
  10. I met you flying CVG to EWR with my banjo...

    I don't know if you'll ever see this or not, but I did tell you about this website and I'm hoping you'll check it out. It never occurred to me to exchange business cards and even though we sat right...
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    Re: Improving right hand accuracy

    I've increased my practice time per day to "as much as possible." I'm hooking my thumb pick much less already. I keep asking my newbie questions hoping for some secrets to banjo mastery... but just...
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    Re: When to replace strings?

    After changing them a few times I'm starting to get the feel for when it's time. I can already tell by feel when they're done. They get loose and my playing starts to get sloppy. I like them very...
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    Improving right hand accuracy

    Newb with a question about right hand accuracy. I started off with the rest on my Sierra at the lowest setting, which is 2cm off the head. I noticed in this position I was pretty regularly hitting...
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    When to replace strings?

    I'm new to playing banjo and realize I have a lot to learn. One of my first questions -- how often do I need to replace my strings? I committed myself to practicing 30 minutes each day, but...
  15. Re: I've designed a couple of banjo related t-shirts.

    Sorry for this... but I'm a total newb and I don't get it. What's the joke in the Crow(e) Spacing shirt?
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    Re: Well, I did it...

    Bravo my good sir. Like a boss! Just started myself and I didn't even know you could get a fretless banjo. If I did know that I still would've gone with the safety net of frets. Once you get going...
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    Re: Chrome Plating

    Mike, got some Nevr-Dull and it did an amazing job. There's a tiny little bit it didn't get off. Maybe it sat on there too long. In any case it looks waaaaaaaaay better. Thank you!
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    Re: Chrome Plating

    Thank you both for your input! I thought my Sierra was nickel plated but I'm having a hard time keeping the rest clean. Everything stays nice and clean except the rest. I guess I'll have to try...
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    Chrome Plating

    Greetings everyone. I'm a newbie so please bear with me on this question. I was going through the maintenance regiment on my Sierra when I got to a point where it said the daily cleaning routine...
  20. Thread: First time

    by adamgross
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    Re: First time

    As a fellow banjo newbie let me give you one huge piece of advice. If you aren't 100% certain you're going to stick with it, get started on the cheapest banjo you can find and do not under any...
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