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Leonidas (Lee) Jones
  • Male
  • Meriden, CT
  • United States
  • Since January 2014
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St. Albans Raid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Stetson Oct 2, 2014. 3 Replies

We were up at the event commemorating the 150th anniverary of the raid. Yoou might check out this video:…Continue

The old new renaissance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Feb 13, 2014. 1 Reply

As I sat practicing during today's nor'easter, I was taken with how playing this music is so much klike playing renaissance music, which was quite popular (at least among music students) when I was…Continue

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Water Street Reel.

"Excellent, thank you!!!!"
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GardnerBoucherDemo Review

"Thank you Tom, I appreciate it. While I understand your wanting to know something about pricing, my purpose was to do the comparison, not to act as a salesman for one or the other. They are both fine instruments, and I like them both. I will bring…"
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GardnerBoucherDemo Review

"Nice job comparing the two different banjos Lee.  One thing I would have liked to have seen you mention is a comparison of the price between the two banjos.  I am assuming the Bell banjo costs considerably more than the Gardner.…"
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Leonidas (Lee) Jones replied to Strumelia's discussion Site problems
"Assuming our cellular connections still work! Still, its holding up fine for now."
Sep 26, 2016
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Jim Along Josie

"John, that makes good sense. i was, at one point a good fifer. Your comment is well taken, as with the fifties arrangements of Dan Tucker and others. However, I usually see a little bit more ressemblance to the original."
Sep 26, 2016
Leonidas (Lee) Jones replied to Strumelia's discussion Site problems
"As of the moment, everything has returned to normal. If there are fiurther problems, I'll try to report back."
Sep 26, 2016
Leonidas (Lee) Jones replied to Strumelia's discussion Site problems
"Not surprising, location doesn't matter that much, it's a matter of the ISP, it would seem. There is the fact that you are on DSL and I am on cable."
Sep 26, 2016
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Jim Along Josie

"Interesting. The tune is very different from the Minstrel JaJ we know."
Sep 26, 2016
Leonidas (Lee) Jones replied to Strumelia's discussion Site problems
"Yes, I looked at the FB page, there was an announcement on 9/16 that problems were resolved. (Interestingly, I was having no problems then.) My issues began Saturday morning, and have continued, except for a brief period early this morning, when it…"
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Leonidas (Lee) Jones replied to Strumelia's discussion Site problems
"Yep, site has been inaccessible all weekend. It loaded partially this morning, enough so I could see Paul's message. I'm on my phone connection now."
Sep 26, 2016

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Internet search for Minstrel Banjo
How long have you played banjo?
Since January 2014
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher. Bell Sweeney, Bell Stichter

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Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 9:58pm on February 18, 2014, Strumelia said…

I hope you are enjoying that GORGEOUS red Bell banjer you got!!   :)

At 10:48pm on February 18, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
I can't imagine my good fortune, and at the price I got, its unbelievable. I can hardly put the thing down!
At 10:42pm on April 4, 2014, John Salicco said…

Thanks. I look forward to participating in this forum.

At 11:01pm on April 4, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
You have already contributed a lot. Keep it up!
At 9:54pm on August 19, 2014, Christopher Stetson said…

Sounds like a plan.  I live about a 5 minute drive from Look Park; even have a pass.  See you in October.  I hope I have the kit built by then.

At 10:20pm on August 19, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
Ah, I play on Bell Bouchers. I hope you have the Stichter finished by then, I'd like to check it out.
At 6:23am on August 20, 2014, Christopher Stetson said…

I'll do my best.  I'll also bring along my ca. 1865 Ashborn guitar.  Do you have a date for Look Park?

At 10:31am on August 20, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
First weekend of October.
At 6:11am on January 12, 2015, William Wolston said…

Thanks for the encouragement.

At 7:46am on March 20, 2015, Dan O;Connor said…

Thanks for the welcome note,  Hope to meet many new Friends here,   DanO'

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