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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

Capos?

Started Mar 29, 2019 0 Replies

I never considered using a capo on a fretless banjo before seeing this from Greg Adams.  Does anyone else out there do this?  Any tips on how to do it correctly?Thanks,-Scott …Continue

Appomattox 2019

Started Mar 17, 2019 0 Replies

Any word on dates for this event yet?Thanks,-ScottContinue

Happy New Year...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Jan 3, 2018. 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

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An Early Banjo Gathering at Renfrew Museum and Park

June 26, 2020 at 7pm to June 28, 2020 at 1pm
We are hosting an Early American Banjo gathering. The committee for this event are John and Elaine Masciale, Tim Twiss, Al Smitley, and Andy Chase. At the end of the last gathering there was a lot of interest in continuing with the gathering, but we needed a new venue.  After a lot of searching we are pleased to announce that Renfrew Museum is willing to host us.Our goals are:!. To educate about and create an appreciation for the early American banjo, its musical repertoire, and its role in…See More
Feb 11
Michael Cypret replied to Scott Danneker's discussion Real gut strings?
"Thanks much!"
Sep 16, 2019
John Masciale replied to Scott Danneker's discussion Real gut strings?
"I use them on my minstrel era banjos.  There are people who also like them on classic banjos.  The difference in sound is subtle. I far prefer the gut strings.  Although I have done sound studies comparing modern banjos with minstrel…"
Sep 16, 2019
Michael Cypret replied to Scott Danneker's discussion Real gut strings?
"I’m thinking about using gut strings. Gamut also makes Lutes. What banjo do you use them on? I’m thinking about using them for a Vintage turn of the last century banjo and to get an authentic sound from a reproduction Minstrel…"
Sep 15, 2019
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence
"Sorry but I won't be able to make it to APX this year.  I will however be at Hoppin John's the following weekend.  Maybe I will see you there?"
Sep 4, 2019
Strumelia left a comment for Scott Danneker
"Just a quick Hi to you Scott!    :)"
Aug 12, 2019
Scott Danneker commented on Mark Weems's event Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence
"Last year I had a funeral to attend, this year a wedding.  What is it with me and the first week in September?  Sorry to miss you at Appomattox 2019, have a great time! -Scott"
Aug 11, 2019
Logan Ehrharrdt left a comment for Scott Danneker
"hello, Scott, sorry been busy and am brand new to this."
Jul 10, 2019
Scott Danneker liked John Masciale's discussion An Early Banjo Gathering
Jul 2, 2019
Scott Danneker is attending Mark Weems's event
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Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence at Appomattox Courthouse, Va

September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019
Jun 23, 2019
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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 (7 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!
At 9:06am on July 10, 2019, Logan Ehrharrdt said…

hello, Scott, sorry been busy and am brand new to this.

At 10:21am on August 12, 2019, Strumelia said…

Just a quick Hi to you Scott!    :)

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