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Patrick Haas
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  • Tacoma, WA
  • United States
  • Since 2011
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Stitcher Banjo for Sale

Started Feb 8, 2015 0 Replies

A friend liked my Banjo kit I got from Terry Bell so much that he wanted to build one as well.  As you notice from the pictures he got a Stitcher, with some modifications.My friend is an amateur…Continue

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Patrick Haas commented on Al Smitley's photo


"I had a similar problem with one of my banjos. I wet the area down and stitched up the tear with artificial sinew. (waxed linen I use to sew leather bags). And let it dry.  Worked well for quite awhile. Not much change in sound. Friends…"
Nov 14, 2022
Patrick Haas replied to Al Smitley's discussion Head case
"Not sure of the edge or space you are dealing with. I had torn a skin on one banjo, wetted it and used artificial sinew to stitch up the tear. Played it for a long while before I finally replaced the head. Just a thought."
Feb 13, 2020
Patrick Haas replied to John Masciale's discussion Another year
"I believe I threw $20 into the kitty. Hope you are getting closer."
Aug 20, 2019

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Links from other sources
How long have you played banjo?
Since 2011
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Gourd Tack Head, Hoop Tack Head, Bell Boucher, and Deering Goodtime

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Finished Bell Banjo Kit

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 2:26am 6 Comments

Finally had the time over the holidays to finish one of Terry Bell's Boucher Banjo Kits.  I may not be as fine a wood worker or finisher as Terry, but I think it did turn out nicely.  And it plays like a dream. Anyone that sees or hears it is quite impressed. …


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At 7:34am on March 18, 2012, Bell Banjos said…

Welcome to the group, Patrick !!!!!!!!!!!

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