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  • Philadelphia, PA
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  • 15 yrs
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For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith Aug 14. 5 Replies

Hey there,    I recently bought a David Prat fretless bottle gourd banjo. It's a great banjo but I can't find a physically comfortable way of playing it. It's got a wenge neck, goatskin head(s),…Continue

Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Jun 1. 4 Replies

Hi there,   Anybody have a tab or can lead me to one for Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done?  I'd be happy.JudithContinue

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Judith replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"Hi Tom - I don't know.what's a fair price. I think I paid 600 or 700, but has that buzz issue. Do you think $500 is reasonable? Let me know."
Aug 14
Tom Taggart replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"What are you asking for the tack head?"
Aug 14
Judith replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"I attached 3 photos, but only 2 appeared - both of the gourd, so here are Menzies tackhead photos. I like to look at banjos too.  Judith"
Aug 14
Chris Prieto replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"Haha I was gonna say post pictures cuz I just like to look at banjos :D"
Aug 14
Strumelia replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"Just sayin'...if you attach a couple photos here in your thread, you'd probably increase the number of responses and offers.  ;)   People often buy spontaneously, and it's way easier to resist spending money if you have to…"
Aug 14
Judith posted a discussion

For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead

Hey there,    I recently bought a David Prat fretless bottle gourd banjo. It's a great banjo but I can't find a physically comfortable way of playing it. It's got a wenge neck, goatskin head(s), geared violin-like tuners. It's currently strung with Chris Sands nylon strings. I would switch to Minstrel nylgut strings. The scale is about 26."     I also have a Jeff Menzies tackhead banjo that I've had for some time and played a lot. It's got a 4th string buzz which might be nut-related. Jeff sent…See More
Aug 13
Chris Prieto replied to Judith's discussion Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done
"Jenny do make the best hoe cakes :)"
Jun 1
Strumelia replied to Judith's discussion Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done
"And don't forget to get Mark's incredibly yinspiring cd's as well...   Jenny's peddling her hoe cakes there too... http://www.earlybanjotraditions.com/music/ Here you can get a little taste of two of Mark's…"
Jun 1
Judith replied to Judith's discussion Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done
"Thanks, Chris Judith"
Jun 1
Chris Prieto replied to Judith's discussion Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done
May 31
Judith posted a discussion

Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done

Hi there,   Anybody have a tab or can lead me to one for Jenny Get Your Hoecake Done?  I'd be happy.JudithSee More
May 31
Judith commented on Tom Berghan's video
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Wayfaring Stranger

"Nice rendition - simple and haunting. Why is it that I love modal tunings so much? Judith"
May 31
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May 31
Judith left a comment for Judith
"Thanks much!  I'm a clawhammer player, just getting interested in minstrel banjo. I'm waiting for a Bell Stichter. Do you like yours? I watched your video on YouTube!  Judith"
May 2, 2015
Strumelia left a comment for Judith
"Welcome Judith!"
May 2, 2015

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
googled "minstrel banjo"
How long have you played banjo?
15 yrs
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher and Mike Ramsey open back

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At 10:09pm on May 2, 2015, Strumelia said…

Welcome Judith!

At 10:22pm on May 2, 2015, Judith said…

Thanks much!  I'm a clawhammer player, just getting interested in minstrel banjo. I'm waiting for a Bell Stichter. Do you like yours? I watched your video on YouTube!  Judith

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