"Thanks Joel - when you say a frosted white head, is that because they're thinner than fibreskin?
At the moment I'm actually kind of enjoying it as a steel string instrument. My clawhammer playing is really pretty demure by today's…"
I'm wondering where the tune for this as Bob Flesher sings and plays it came from. It's not in any of the standard tab books, nor is it in the Instructors that Tim Twiss has made available. Before I start trying to break it down from the recording, I'm wondering if I can aid my uncertain ear with some printed notes. Thanks!See More
"Cool banjo Ian! It was not built as, or intended to be, a "steel string" banjo. As with all good regular (or five string) banjos built before the late 1920s, gut was it.
L&H built them. They were good copiers and made…"
"A kind and gentle version for polite society, to be played as a kind of smelling salts when audience ladies get the vapors and faint from shock & exposure to such as O Lud Gals, Carve Dat Possum, and Dere He Goes, Dat's Him."
"Hi Chuck, thanks for the info on the tension nuts, I will do something practical when i get to that stage. I see there are a few variations on the old photos here and there, some that protrude below the wooden band even.. I expect there will need to…"
She has a voice so soothing
Just like a hungry cat
But she can be most anything
Depends on where she’s at
She’s been inside the White House
And spent time on the Hill
And all those days that she endured
Her loving husband…"