Minstrel Banjo

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"Hey John, I think calfskin sounds good from the beginning, in other words, goatskin…"

Bell Banjos replied Aug 19, 2014 to Clear heads?

6 Aug 20, 2014
Reply by John Cohen

"Hey John, Minstrel Nylguts will do just fine ... a hair tight in D at 29" but OK, C…"

Bell Banjos replied Aug 15, 2014 to Help picking strings + bridge

2 Aug 15, 2014
Reply by John Cohen

"Sand 1/8" off the bottom of the bridge. That should feel a lot better on your playin…"

Bell Banjos replied Aug 5, 2014 to Metal strings

26 Aug 9, 2014
Reply by Strumelia

"Metal strings will torture your fingers. The Nylgut strings shouldn't be bothering y…"

Bell Banjos replied Aug 3, 2014 to Metal strings

26 Aug 9, 2014
Reply by Strumelia

"A. This is the work of aliens, or  B. The artist was high, or  C. This is not a banj…"

Bell Banjos replied Feb 16, 2014 to Look Ma! No Thumb String!

91 May 10, 2014
Reply by Leonidas (Lee) Jones

"There's no thumb string, but there's also no shoestrings, or hooks or tacks on the b…"

Bell Banjos replied Feb 7, 2014 to Look Ma! No Thumb String!

91 May 10, 2014
Reply by Leonidas (Lee) Jones

"I think about this every day. I've really had to examine my strike so I can do hones…"

Bell Banjos replied Feb 3, 2014 to What is "down"?

1 Feb 3, 2014
Reply by Bell Banjos

"On the Rainbow Quest show you can see Pete eyeing Clarence Ashley's playing. The ind…"

Bell Banjos replied Jan 29, 2014 to Pete

18 Jan 31, 2014
Reply by Greg Adams

"And how about brother Mike Seeger? A true banjo family. Last year I had the honor to…"

Bell Banjos replied Jan 29, 2014 to Pete

18 Jan 31, 2014
Reply by Greg Adams

"I coveted Pete Seeger's banjo book. I liked all the history and 'How to make a banjo…"

Bell Banjos replied Jan 29, 2014 to Pete

18 Jan 31, 2014
Reply by Greg Adams

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