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Michael Cypret
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  • 17 years off and on.
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Horsehair or Hemp strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brice Alms Feb 14. 2 Replies

Has anyone used Horsehair or Hemp for strings? The following link is a gourd banjo with Horsehair strings playing the tune “Old Johnny Boker.” I think it sounds great. …Continue

Giant Bohdran Banjo

Started Nov 20, 2019 0 Replies

I have to share this. Checkout the giant banjo Par Engstrand made. Classic-banjo.ning.  I think it sounds great! …Continue

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Michael Cypret replied to Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
"Thanks!"
Feb 18
Michael Cypret replied to Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
"The video shows as private. "
Feb 18
Michael Cypret liked Mark Bridge's discussion New Banjo
Feb 18
Michael Cypret replied to Al Smitley's discussion Tunes For The Times of Antebellum America
"I’ve only reviewed it quickly. What I like is the correlation between the tunes and historical events. People writing tunes about these. The paintings and photographs are great. I wonder if the Documentary Maker Ken Burns would consider making…"
Feb 17
Michael Cypret replied to Al Smitley's discussion Tunes For The Times of Antebellum America
"I just finished perusing your book. Awesome! An awful lot of work went into this book. Thanks!"
Feb 17
Michael Cypret replied to Al Smitley's discussion Tunes For The Times of Antebellum America
"I would like a copy!  mccypr@gmail.com. Thanks much!"
Feb 17
Brice Alms replied to Michael Cypret's discussion Horsehair or Hemp strings
"I made the strings. I think they have a unique sound. Different than nylgut. They have a very plunky tone. The idea came from accounts in the 1600s and 1700s. They probably would sound better if They were thinner."
Feb 14
Michael Cypret liked Chris Prieto's video
Jan 12
Michael Cypret left a comment for Chris Prieto
"I’m seriously thinking about making a Gourd Banjo. I have a Barry Sholder banjo. Do you treat the inside of your gourds? You soak your gourds in water???"
Jan 8
Michael Cypret left a comment for Chris Prieto
Jan 8
Michael Cypret left a comment for Chris Prieto
"I recently read from an excerpt from a San Diego magazine or Newspaper that the gourds you buy come to you via the Mail and green with mold. Here’s a link to a Farm near Temecula. I haven’t been there yet. They may be a good source for…"
Jan 8
Michael Cypret replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Kick off the New Year TotW...
"I run into that problem very occasionally with YouTube, especially when searching bicycle racing/Cyclocross. "
Jan 3
Michael Cypret replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Kick off the New Year TotW...
"Oh. Twiss’ version is on YouTube not in Prieto’s Playlist. "
Jan 3
Michael Cypret replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Kick off the New Year TotW...
"Sounds good to me. Chris Prieto has a version of it on YouTube in his “Crash and Burn Minstrel Banjo” Playlist. Tim Twiss’ version is also there. "
Jan 3
Tom Taggart replied to Michael Cypret's discussion Horsehair or Hemp strings
"It does sound good and slightly different than nylgut strings."
Dec 20, 2019
Tom Taggart liked Michael Cypret's discussion Horsehair or Hemp strings
Dec 20, 2019

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Internet
How long have you played banjo?
17 years off and on.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
5 String. Pisgah, Vega, Deering, Dogwood and Musicmakers.

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