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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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Sonny Bryan and Scott Danneker are now friends
Sunday
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Mark, Are there any new tunes outside of the old standards that you would suggest we work on?"
Sunday
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"BTW: The $192.45 price includes tax, fees, &c."
Saturday
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Alas, 'non-refundable.'  I won't make the same mistake next year. Thanks though."
Saturday
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"I got both nights for $192.45 at Super 8 through Reservations.com.  Non-refundable though.  Might get better rates by calling the hotel directly.  Good luck!"
Saturday
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"I spoke with the sales rep and she is not aware of any group rates for the park as of yet.  David might want to call.  In any event, I can't get out of my Super8 reservations anyway so I'll be there with Tom."
Saturday
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"I will bring a period A-frame and two period chairs for the period campsite if there be one. Period."
Friday
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"I'm booked into the Super8."
Aug 8
Scott Danneker replied to Tom Taggart's discussion Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?
"I have an old C/G Anglo.  Can this be used to accompany tune in dGDF#A (low bass) = G?  I have noy played it for awhile."
Jul 23
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Scott Danneker replied to Paul Certo's discussion AEBG
"I don't know if 'replaced' is quite the right word, I don't think there was any organized transfer of priority so to speak.  It was more a matter of Appomattox waxing and AEBG waning.  Simple as that I reckon.  "
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Scott Danneker is attending Mark Weems's event
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Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017 at Appomattox Courthouse National HIstoric Park

September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017
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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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