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Scott Danneker
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  • Elizabeth City, NC
  • United States
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Happy New Year...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Jan 3. 3 Replies

...everyone!   I've been away for awhile and am looking forward to getting back to picking again.  I have been distracted by many things since last Summer, including the recently completed project…Continue

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Converse thumb style?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Kimerer Jan 29, 2017. 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

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Scott Danneker replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Double C
"I think Converse's tunes are more thummby aren't they?  Original Essence of Old Virginny and Phil Rice's Excellsior Jig are other examples of what Greg Adams called "thumb lead" tunes.  What ever happened to Greg…"
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"Thanks Lisa, it's finally beginning to make some sense to me."
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"Oh boy. Tunning stuff again!"
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Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

"Very nice Tom, I do not think that I have heard that version before.  I like the reference to the Dismal Swamp because I live just to the south of it.  Thanks for posting it."
Apr 16
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Phil Rice's Excelsior Jig

"So nice, and I agree with Strumelia on gourd banjos in general. I became aware of gourd banjos when I first began to learn to wire strung banjo ... the timbre of the gourd was so different to my ears with respect to wire strung banjos, that it just…"
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Phil Rice's Excelsior Jig

"Thanks Lisa, you are very kind.  Hope to see you at Appomattox."
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Strumelia commented on Scott Danneker's video
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Phil Rice's Excelsior Jig

"I loved this Scott.  Boy, i think it'd be easy to mix up those two parts when playing! I love the gourd banjer, it always sounds more intimate and textured.  You and I both have Menzies gourds! Bye for now my friend.   :)"
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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 (5 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!  

At 10:12pm on September 11, 2017, Jacalyn Thomas said…
I had such a great time this weekend. So glad we met!

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