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  • 15 yrs
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What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Smitley Nov 7. 6 Replies

Hello all,   I need advice on strings. I have been using the Aquila Minstrel set but for a classical guitar string for the 4th string. The tone is ok but the strings have a bit more play in them than…Continue

Bell Boucher for Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by rick Ceballos Oct 15. 6 Replies

Hi there,   I am selling my Bell Boucher. I don't know how much to ask for it. Is $400 too much? I'm open to suggestions. It's in fine shape - rarely left the house. Trying to upload some photos but…Continue

For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Robertson Jun 10, 2018. 13 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, 2017. 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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Al Smitley replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"Judith, I decided to tune your old Bell down two "frets" to cGCEG so that I have a second banjo to help with a couple songs that I can barely reach with my voice.  I have the same problem though I'm guessing you always used that…"
Nov 7
Mike Bostock replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"On all my early 7-string banjos tuned gGCDGBD, I prefer Savarez white card (low tension) strings."
Nov 6
Timothy Twiss replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"Typically, I use the Minstrel Set for the longer scale low tuned setting, and the Red ones for the smaller scale tuned up. That's what I do"
Nov 5
Timothy Twiss replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"I use three tunings......D ( Briggs' ) E  (Rice  and a higher one gCGBD. The tensions work differently with different scale lengths and tensions. "
Nov 5
Judith replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"Hi Tim. Thanks for responding.  cGCEG What tuning (s) do you primarily use? I know that the higher the strings, the less play there is, but the minstrel strings I am currently using don't stay in tune as well. Judith"
Nov 5
Timothy Twiss replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"What pitch do you tune to?"
Nov 5
Judith posted a discussion

What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale

Hello all,   I need advice on strings. I have been using the Aquila Minstrel set but for a classical guitar string for the 4th string. The tone is ok but the strings have a bit more play in them than I would like, even with the bridge moved pretty far back - about 2.5 " away from the holes in the tailpiece. I haven't tried other strings and I would love to know what other people use. I know it is a matter of personal preference. Some people cobble together strings from here and there, including…See More
Nov 4
rick Ceballos replied to Judith's discussion Bell Boucher for Sale
"Has this been sold?"
Oct 15
Judith and Al Smitley are now friends
Oct 7
Al Smitley replied to Judith's discussion Bell Boucher for Sale
".......but I can't send a message until you accept my friend request......I think.  I'm not well versed in this."
Oct 7
Al Smitley replied to Judith's discussion Bell Boucher for Sale
"I put in a friend request to you so I can give you my email address and discuss it there."
Oct 7
Judith replied to Judith's discussion Bell Boucher for Sale
"    Hi Al.    I'll sell it to you for $400. How would you feel about paying for shipping? Let me know if you are serious and we can swap info - my address and your address. It might take a minute to find a suitable…"
Oct 7
Al Smitley replied to Judith's discussion Bell Boucher for Sale
"I'd buy it for $400.  I've been tempted to try something other than my Sweeney which is difficult to play beyond what would be the 8th or 9th fret."
Oct 7
Timothy Twiss replied to Judith's discussion Bell Boucher for Sale
"Grab it quick!!!"
Oct 6
Judith posted a discussion

Bell Boucher for Sale

Hi there,   I am selling my Bell Boucher. I don't know how much to ask for it. Is $400 too much? I'm open to suggestions. It's in fine shape - rarely left the house. Trying to upload some photos but I'm not sure it's working. If you're interested I can send some.Thanks much,JudithSee More
Oct 6
Judith replied to razyn's discussion Songs of our Native Daughters
"You folks do know that this is an available cd, right?"
Apr 14, 2021

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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 Buckeye simple banjo

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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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