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Meade A. Breese
  • Rock Hall, MD
  • United States
  • 6 years
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Bell Banjos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Bickart 9 minutes ago. 14 Replies

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

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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…"
9 minutes ago
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.   :)"
yesterday
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."
yesterday
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
Strumelia replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"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. Do you…"
Jun 2
Meade A. Breese replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"What tuning do you use for your banjo?"
Jun 2
Meade A. Breese replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"Thanks for the input. Terry seems like a top notch kind of guy."
Jun 2
Strumelia replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"I absolutely love my Bell minstrel banjo.   :)   Some folks find it takes longer to get than they anticipate... or not.  Just something to consider if you are in a rush."
Jun 2
John Masciale replied to Meade A. Breese's discussion Bell Banjos
"I am very impressed by the Bell banjos that I have seen.  Terry really understands what he is doing, and makes a great product."
Jun 2
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Bell Banjos

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Jun 2
Meade A. Breese is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
Dec 14, 2015

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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

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