Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Meade A. Breese
  • Rock Hall, MD
  • United States
  • 6 years
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (8)
  • Events
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Meade A. Breese's Friends

  • Greg Adams

Meade A. Breese's Discussions

Bell Banjos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Meade A. Breese on Saturday. 21 Replies

Considering buying a Bell banjo. Any thoughts on the sound or quality of build? Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

Meade A. Breese has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Meade A. Breese's Page

Latest Activity

Meade A. Breese replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"I have never played fretless before but really enjoy sliding to the note if you don't hit it just right the first time"
Saturday
Will Bickart replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Meade, I believe Chris is correct, the necks are maple and the rims are oak, so I would guess your Bell and mine sound alike. Enjoy your new instrument...they are fun to play tho the learning curve is steep at first."
Saturday
Chris Prieto replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Oh yeah that makes sense, one of mine is plain Maple. Still sounds good tho :) I love the sound too, big rumbly in the belly. Like a big top circus"
Saturday
Meade A. Breese replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Maybe the neck I have is maple but not the curly type like yours. I know the rim is oak. I really like the deep sound especially for modal tunes."
Saturday
Chris Prieto replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"I am fairly sure he uses oak on the rims and uses maple for the necks. I am currently building an oak neck and it's a heavy rock like object. Solid like rock. I don't use power tools and it has been a challenge. Hopefully it sounds nice…"
Saturday
Meade A. Breese replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"That is a really nice one. The one I bought on eBay is oak. I wonder if they sound different."
Saturday
Chris Prieto replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Some silky flame right thar!"
Saturday
Will Bickart replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Here is the one I bought from Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg, VA. I love the look of the maple. I don't know the banjo's story, but the guy at the store said it was from a collector's estate and it came with a 2004 purchase…"
Friday
Strumelia replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Will, is that the banjo shown in your avatar?  If so... what a beauty!  You should post a photo of it for us.   :)"
Thursday
Will Bickart replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Just bought a used Bell Boucher today. I am new to minstrel but it sounds deep and loud, and well built too. Terry Bell is a fine craftsman. AI am going to enjoy leaning to play this elegant machine."
Thursday
Strumelia replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Wow that was fast.  Congrats and enjoy!   :)"
Jun 6
Chris Prieto replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"That's great! Did ya get the one on eBay? His Banjos do sound great. I actually *just* received a beautiful coffin and banjo from him. Will post photos when I get a chance."
Jun 6
Meade A. Breese replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Thanks for all the input I now have one and having fun"
Jun 6
Hugh Strawn replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"I'm on my 5th or 6th Terry Bell banjo--can't remember which, and am waiting for the next one--a special model, this time all by Terry. I've done mostly build/finish myself and had one really great tack head and have a super gourd…"
Jun 4
Meade A. Breese replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Thanks, I saw he has one on eBay which I will try."
Jun 3
Chris Prieto replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Terry is great and makes a solid banjo but in my personal experience have found he has a lil trouble meeting his own deadlines. That said I own two Bell Banjos and a Tambo. So if you don't mind waiting you should be good. I also picked up a…"
Jun 3

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
internet
How long have you played banjo?
6 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Open back 5 string

Comment Wall

  • No comments yet!

You need to be a member of Minstrel Banjo to add comments!

Join Minstrel Banjo

 
 
 

© 2017   Created by John Masciale.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service