"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
"Mostly "Briggs" tuning- low bass for playing in G. Some tunes I retune to 'high bass' to play those in D... it simply means raising my bass string a step, and re-locating the tune's tonic to D rather than G.