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  1. Re: Shove That Pig's Foot A Little Farther In The Fire

    Ah, good old bathroom acoustics. Nice! :grin:
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    Re: restoring a belmont bacon

    I would agree that swapping the head for a real skin head, or even a renaissance head or fiberskyn head, might just do the trick. There is a lot that can be done there, with experimentation on head...
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    Recommendations for a custom banjo

    I've really been wanting to go down the fretless path for a while now, but I'm being very particular in what I want. I just haven't seen anything come up in classifieds that matches my desired...
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    Re: RIP frailing fingernail

    If it's a recurring problem with breaking or ripping your nail, you might get the best result from permanently switching to a banjo thimble. These will work much better than an ersatz solution of...
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    Re: RIP frailing fingernail

    I've tried the metal fingerpick worn backwards, but the tone was unsatisfactory to my ear. It really drowned out the 5th string played with the thumb. It would work in a pinch, though, just to get...
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    Re: good morning to all

    Welcome! So what style do you play?
  7. Re: interesting instruction on two finger old time banjo

    So I've been messing around some more with 2-finger thumb-lead playing. It's starting to get there, slowly but surely. It's always fun to build a new technique and be able to feel it coming...
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    Re: When to replace strings?

    I wouldn't base it on hours. Base it on how your strings sound and feel. It will be different for everybody, based on their technique, their finger chemistry, etc.

    If you notice the intonation...
  9. Product Review - D'Addario NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo

    I recently received a D'Addario NS banjo/mandolin capo and tried it out last night. My usual "go-to" capo is a Shubb (previously a Paige), which I've been more than satisfied with. But I like to...
  10. Re: interesting instruction on two finger old time banjo

    Thanks for posting these. I've been toying around with 2-finger thumb-lead style lately. Haven't done enough of it yet to really get comfortable with the movement (thumb lead is just ...weird for...
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    Re: some neat straps from Couch

    I like that they are repurposing things like seat belts and seat fabrics into straps. Lots of vintage "cool factor" there. But I would be real wary of using those Volkswagen vinyl seat fabric...
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    Re: Your favorite OT/trad tunes for Sawmill tuning?

    Good stuff there. In an amazing coincidence, I was working on Big Sciota over the weekend (albeit in open G tuning). I hadn't thought of converting G major tunes to F using modal tuning. I'll have...
  13. Thread: Child size picks

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    Re: Child size picks

    I would think that any metal picks would work. They can be bent to any finger size. Unless I'm missing something about this issue?
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    Re: Best backing tracks

    Flatpick Apprentice has some good ones.

    http://flatpickapprentice.blogspot.co.uk/
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    Re: Post a picture of your Banjo Cafe ball cap

    Well, in the absence of a selfie stick (undoubtedly the most ridiculous human invention in all of history, which I obviously do not own), you just hold the phone behind your back and hit the button,...
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    Re: Post a picture of your Banjo Cafe ball cap

    Sorry for the crummy phone pics, but here they are from different sides. The color of the hat is somewhere between a beige and a light olive. I suppose it's technically khaki colored, but a very...
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    Re: Well, I did it...

    I've been wanting to try out a fretless banjo for a while now, and I'll probably give in to temptation at some point. Not sure it's ideal as a first banjo to learn on, though!
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    Re: Post a picture of your Banjo Cafe ball cap

    I got mine yesterday but forgot to take a photo. It's a nice cap. Very soft and comfortable.
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    Re: Article: Banjo Cafe Ball Caps

    Sweet! Order is placed.
  20. Re: What makes a removable resonator less ideal than a flange des

    Which models are you looking at? I know Deering makes the John Hartford model with the pop-off resonator to convert to something closely resembling a real open-back, but I'm not very familiar with...
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    Re: some slow clawhammer with soul

    It just facilitates a particular tonal response. Lots of folks play Old-Time clawhammer style with a full fretboard. They usually just play over the head, since there's not much clearance over the...
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    Re: Piney Ridge-Fiddle, Cello and Banjo

    If I said I liked it, I'd be lying. I loved it! I'm not sure what I was expecting out of a banjo/cello/fiddle combination, but the best word that comes to mind is that it was "moving". Very...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Just a follow-up review on the D'Addario Micro NS banjo tuner, now that I've been using it a couple of weeks...

    I'm still having the issue of it reading the string I'm trying to tune. My Snark...
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    Re: A couple of old family photos...

    Very cool photos! I envy those of you who have family heirloom instruments like that.

    The banjo in the second photo intrigues me. Only 12 frets on the neck but it looks like 38 hooks on the...
  25. Re: What makes a removable resonator less ideal than a flange des

    Some resonator models do have removable brackets in lieu of a fixed flange. My Ode model 6510, for instance, uses shoe brackets all the way around the rim (which I think we had discussed previously...
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