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Rob Mohr
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  • Milford, VA
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Decisions, decisions...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr May 9. 2 Replies

I had been considering a mountain banjo because it just seems like FUN!! However, I decided another minstrel banjo is probably the way to go. My Stichter repro tends to wilt with heat and humidity…Continue

Google Doodle

Started Jan 11 0 Replies

I know this isn't quite minstrel banjo related, but today's Google doodle was Earl Scruggs and the banjo.…Continue

Converse Thumb Lead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr Sep 18, 2018. 4 Replies

Since The Convergence, I have jumped into the yellow Converse. I'm struggling with the thumb lead. I've stopped trying to cheat the walk around. I've really been working the exercises and using the…Continue

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Rob Mohr commented on Andy Chase's video
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The Silver Heel (1872)

"Well done, Andy...some of these tunes sound a little better on the steel strings. Is that a Buckbee(???) With the metal around the pot?? Those have such a neat sound!!"
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Rob Mohr replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Decisions, decisions...
"Thanks, Tom!!...Gardner and Prust are the two makers on the short list. I like playing on the deck, but hate the disappointment of the weather not being "just right". I was hoping that would be the consensus for the fiberskin heads.…"
May 9
Tom Taggart replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Decisions, decisions...
"The fiberskin head though not period is very forgiving of the elements and has a good sound (to my ear anyway). Gardner's Dulcimer Shop makes repro banjos with fiberskin heads for Civil War reenactors who like to play them at encampments. If…"
May 9
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Decisions, decisions...

I had been considering a mountain banjo because it just seems like FUN!! However, I decided another minstrel banjo is probably the way to go. My Stichter repro tends to wilt with heat and humidity (as most do) due to the skin head and low string height at the neck/head joint. So, I've got it down to either a fiberskyn head, thinking the synthetic would be more forgiving to the elements; or, a tackhead, because my gourdie holds up pretty well to the elements (though that could be due to the…See More
May 9
Rob Mohr commented on Rob Morrison's album
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Circa 1850s Boucher style banjo with original hardware

"Good for you, Rob!!! What an awesome find!! "
May 7
Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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Money Musk Reel.

"Good version, Paul. Some of these tunes sound a bit better on "modern" banjos and the higher pitch."
May 4
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Rob Mohr commented on Brice Alms's video
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Alabama Joe and Circus Jig on my new 5 string gourd banjo

"Are you having trouble with the fifth string?? If so, you might run the fifth string under the tuner instead of over the top (this sounds like the toilet paper argument lol). It would bring the string a little closer to the fourth and make the…"
Apr 26
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
minstrelbanjo.com
How long have you played banjo?
7 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Stichter, Backyard Music fretted & fretless, Carver Gourd, Flint Hills resonator

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At 12:24pm on August 31, 2018, Tom Taggart said…

Rob, I am sure your family will enjoy the day. Looking forward to meeting you there.

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