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Steve Stroot
  • Chiloquin, OR
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  • 8 years
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Beware

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Draper yesterday. 6 Replies

I received a message via the Minstrel Banjo comment wall from Kay Mivedo and/or Thomas Kossi - neither are Minstrel Banjo members.  The message asked me to contact them for "vital information".  It…Continue

Fretting over fretless

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Smitley Sep 26. 17 Replies

I play standard clawhammer banjo but I'm interested in exploring the roots of banjo - ie: minstrel banjo.  But, the thought of a fretless, partial fretless or even fretless with markers scares me. …Continue

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Paul Draper replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Plus I have vital info on your middle name, which I will throw in for free "
yesterday
Paul Draper replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Which you can still do if you want...."
yesterday
Paul Draper replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Dang!  And I was going to suggest to you last night that you send me 10K and I would arrange all shipping and duty fees for you...  "
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Well, I only invested (and well spent) $9,000.00 but I have full access and part ownership in an original banjo from Africa. It has been promised that it will be shipped to me so that I can share it here in America very soon"
yesterday
Chris Prieto replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"I think some spam accounts got activated and removed. I saw few people conversing with themselves on their own walls"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Gosh, Vital Information from Africa. Maybe it's some really important banjo discovery? I think I'm going to get in touch with these people."
yesterday
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Beware

I received a message via the Minstrel Banjo comment wall from Kay Mivedo and/or Thomas Kossi - neither are Minstrel Banjo members.  The message asked me to contact them for "vital information".  It appears the message may have originated in Africa.  I understand another Minstrel Banjo member has also been contacted by these people through Minstrel Banjo.  I recommend everyone use extreme caution if you receive any message from either of these individuals.See More
Thursday
Al Smitley replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"Well, you can't know everything but thanks for responding!"
Sep 26
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"That is a good question Al, I don't know much about guitars (German or Spanish) other then the two books I have read on Martin Guitars."
Sep 25
Al Smitley replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"Since you are tossing out dates, Joel, I'm interested in the transition between citterns/English guitars and the guitars as we know them.  I'm thinking it may have started around 1820 and became more complete within 15-20…"
Sep 25
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"Hi Steve, FWIW mandolins did not become popular or even widely known in the US until after the Spanish Students toured in 1880 causing the popularity of an instrument that they did not even play (it is worth a little googleing).  Mandolins…"
Sep 25
Al Smitley replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"Thanks, Joel, for BOTH answers!"
Sep 24
Strumelia replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"Well heck, you can find old movies and even some old TV variety shows with minstrel music and minstrel songs being played on (fretted) tenor jazz and also plectrum banjos. People also play minstrel music today, on whatever banjos they choose…"
Sep 24
Steve Stroot replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"I, too, was unsure about when banjos became fretted.  It seems to me that if guitars and mandolins were fretted during the Minstrel era then at least some banjos would have been fretted as well.  Strumelia is correct in saying that a 1900…"
Sep 24
Strumelia replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"That said, it's not all just about frets vs. no frets.  IF being 'authentic' is part of your goal, it would for example look out of place to be playing a 1901 Fairbanks Whyte Laydie style fretted banjo in a Civil War historic…"
Sep 24
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"Al, common= early 1880s.  Very uncommon but did exist mid 1850s."
Sep 24

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8 years
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5 string open back

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