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Scott Danneker
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  • Elizabeth City, NC
  • United States
  • a few years
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Scott Danneker's Discussions

Converse thumb style?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Kimerer Jan 29. 3 Replies

I have been working on a couple of Converse tunes, ‘Cane Bake Reel and ‘Original Essence of Old Virginny’ and have noticed the extensive use of thumb work called for.   It almost seems as though the…Continue

String action?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Jun 2, 2016. 2 Replies

I prefer a higher string action because it seems easier to play than a low action.  Apart from making it harder to finger the strings higher up on the neck, are there any other downsides that come to…Continue

4 string gourd banjo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Danneker May 19, 2016. 7 Replies

I briefly played Dave Wooldridge's 4 string at APX and have concluded that I must obtain one of my very own. Suggestions regarding sources, vendors, &c. will be appreciated.  Many thanks  -ScottContinue

Real gut strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by D. Wooldridge Feb 14, 2016. 44 Replies

I seek advice for locating a suitable vendor of real gut strings.  Many thanks in advance.Continue

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Les Sylphides.

"Very nice Paul"
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"Where can I buy one?"
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"I'll be there"
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"For what it's worth, the hat that Napoleon wore at Waterloo was made from the remains of a beaver from Montana.   Really."
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Scott Danneker replied to Richard Taglieri's discussion Which are the Easiest Tunes in Briggs?
"Dandy Jim came easily to me.  For some reason the melody stuck in my head and I was able to plunk it out by ear in a few minutes.  Embellishments came latter."
Feb 3
Scott Danneker replied to Strumelia's discussion What songs were you taught in Kindergarten/grade school?
"Kindergarden & Elem. School in Baltimore (1958-9): 'Polly Wolly Doodle', 'Hickory Dickory Dock', 'Hey Diddle Diddle', 'The Dreidel Song' ('I Made You out of Clay') Elem. School in Ft.…"
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Scott Danneker replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Visiting the US
"What part of the UK? I lived for awhile in Bedford."
Jan 29
Scott Danneker replied to Scott Danneker's discussion Converse thumb style?
"Thanks Chris.The catapult image is very helpful, I'll keep working on it."
Jan 29

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
From Greg Adams at 2013 SBC
How long have you played banjo?
a few years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Deering Goodtime Classic, Jeff Menzies (tackhead), Howard Neuse River, Charlie Glenn Mountain Banjo, Terry Bell Boucher, Jeff Menzies 4 String (gourd)

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 4:03pm on November 18, 2014, Scott Danneker said…

Hello?

At 4:26pm on November 18, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
Hello back Scott, what's up?
At 7:54pm on March 19, 2015, Dan O;Connor said…

Hello Scott,   That is Just a Cheap Asian Wallhanger that I Stenciled out My Motto On.  I have  two Deering Goodtime Banjos, One New and one a ten year old Gumby Head, love them Both and play them most every day.  Looking forward to my new Boucher that I hope to get by next week.  Thanks for the welcome,  DanO'

At 5:43pm on June 12, 2015, Strumelia said…

"I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this Fall."

Me too, Scott!  

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