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    Re: Not impressed with this Gibson...

    Cool!

    :cool:

    -- Don
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    Re: Bottom Lag Screw

    Glad to see you here Roger... And best wishes for your retirement!

    -- Don
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Ok, good, thanks for the measurement Donnie, I'm glad to know the 8" length.

    I will need to pick up some more of the mount material but it's good to do anyway since I use this material for other...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Hey Donnie,

    I need one more measurement, just to make sure I've got the right length for the mount material...

    Can you make a paper or cardboard mock-up of the 9/16" wide mount material and...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    I had an interesting discovery yesterday.

    I changed heads on two of my banjos that I have the newer NS Mini tuners on, using the mounts I made... In changing the heads, I went from flesh-hoop...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Hmmm, there may be different versions of the firmware in this tuner.

    Could be different models also, I know the earlier HS Mini "Headstock" version from Planet Waves last year had a completely...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Donnie << Thanks Don, I really appreciate it......when you get close, please send me a PM and I'll give you my address. >>

    Will do...

    I finally got my camera talking to my PC. Below is a pic...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Donnie << ... It would be great if you could allow enough length to do that. >>

    Great, I'll move forward with this then. And I'll give you as much length as I can cut out of the material... At...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Tobin << still had some issues getting it to read the notes while tuning. >>

    One thing I usually have to do with more powerful banjos is tune to the harmonic instead of tuning to the open note. ...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Thank you for the replies Donnie...

    << ... my only concern would be that there's not much space for installation and removal at that location unless the mylar is extremely flexible. That first...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Those do help a lot, thanks Donnie...

    I have three initial questions for you:

    (1) You've very helpfully indicated that the space between the bottom of the head ring (aka flesh hoop) and top of...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Excellent...

    I'll start working the materials tonight, Donnie. Tonight's picture will undoubtedly give me more info to work with.

    Tobin, just let me know, the offer does still stand if you...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Tobin and DonnieD, if you'd like me to make one of my fabricated mounts for you to try with your banjos, I'd be willing to do so (free).

    Tobin, I suspect the accuracy and case-fitting issues...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Just wanted to repeat how much I like the functionality and compactness of these tuners. I'm not sold on the mounts (as you've seen by my efforts to replace them), but I really like the tuners...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    And here (below) is the final version of this. I found some nice flat black sheet Mylar to make the mounts with...

    -- Don

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    Re: My new 1930 Recording King Model 506

    Wow, that's a beauty!

    Really nicely figured!

    AT tone ring and a nice 2PF. I bet it sounds sweet and piercing...

    Is that a 40-hole or a no-hole AT tone ring?

    Do you have any dimensions or...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    So, this alternative mount that I've been working on for the NS Micro "Headstock" Tuners has evolved a bit...

    I've found that the Mylar material that I've made the mount from is flexible enough...
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    Re: Congratulations and thanks.

    This kind of thing takes a lot of work and forethought. Thank you for all you've put into BC!

    -- Don
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    Re: 5th string capo

    Mark << ... Do they interfere with your fingers when playing up the neck? I'm new to banjo but played guitar for decades so based on my experience sliding barre chords I imagine ripping a finger open...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    I've got NS Micro "Headstock" Tuners on all three of my main playing banjos. I love the compact functional bodies of these tuners, they are great. I hate the mounts, they are weak and likely to be...
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    Re: MF Knipp - 1929 - RB-Granada - 9475-1

    Jim, you're probably aware of this, but the original lower neck lug on original pre-war Gibson necks are actually L-bolts that are glued into the neck heel. These L-bolts were designed to snap...
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    Re: MF Knipp - 1929 - RB-Granada - 9475-1

    I agree 110%.

    It's a great banjo that is very likely the first of the exact foundational major feature combination that Earl loved and played.

    It still does hold some secrets though... ...
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    Re: MF Knipp - 1929 - RB-Granada - 9475-1

    Possibly the first documented 1PF 20-hole Flathead RB-Granada that currently resides at the Songbird Guitars Collection...
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    Re: eBay

    I've bought a number of banjos on eBay, but I have some rules:

    If it's over five hundred dollars, I will only bid-for/purchase an item if I can pay cash for it in person and pick it up in person...
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