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    Re: Electronic tuners

    Here's my review of the NS Micro Banjo tuner that D'addario were kind enough to ship over the pond to me. Firstly a note about the banjo -it's an old Vega style F tenor from the early 1920s with...
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    Re: Accompaniment

    Not specifically Irish, more general than that, so morris tunes, Playfords, some Irish, American, Europen &c.

    At the moment I take the OM to the session, and if I don't know a tune I strum, or...
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    How do you pick it?

    I use a .75mm nylon pick, a friend uses a bit of tube cut at a slant that fits over his finger what about you?

    I know but it's a new site and I don't think we have had the great plectrum debate...
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    Accompaniment

    Normally on the banjo I just bang out the tune as best I can if I know it, but what to do if I don't for folk banjo? I could strum but I don't find it that convincing, what do others do? Happy to use...
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    Re: Electronic tuners

    If they'll send one to the UK I'll try it out.
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    Re: Irish Tenor Banjo - what have you got?

    I have a short scale Vega, I think it's a Little Wonder, from about 1923. I'm fed up with the mandolin being drowned out in sessions so it might be going to the pub again :)
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