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Timothy Twiss
  • Highland, MI
  • United States
  • 10 years
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Timothy Twiss's Discussions

The Old Music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Nov 4. 9 Replies

I posted these two polkas as a contrast of instruments reaching for the same style. I think the guitar with its extended range is a better fit. But.....there was NO banjo repertoire at one point. No…Continue

Citizen Scientist

Started this discussion. Last reply by A.N. Chase Nov 8. 22 Replies

Ok.....so I have played a lot of this stuff, all of it on the fretless Minstrel in D/G tuning. I hypothesize that much of the music is NOT a good fit. In particular, I feel a need to revisit the…Continue

New Site

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Oct 14. 6 Replies

I revamped my entire site.Take a stroll through there.Pretty lean now...but lots of stuff.www.timtwiss.comThanksContinue

Welcome

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Oct 4. 8 Replies

Let's welcome the new tribe of folks to join us. I believe there is a vast array of topics you want to cover...so do not be shy about asking questions or suggesting a topic. You can add a discussion…Continue

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"Here’s the TKL web site. Find your case and let us know the model (pretty please with sugar and sprinkles)!!! https://www.tkl.com/en/catalog/node/all-products#"
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"It's all done. I just file it on the floor."
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"Tim looks like you have a mess of paperwork to do."
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"Hmm... just realized I have two of those for my 12" pot Ramseys.  They are very sturdy cases indeed.  But pretty heavy."
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"It is one of those things where different venders give it a different SKU each time. I think it was just the standard large resonator case. Street price is about $110.00."
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"That looks great Tim.  Do you know the model number of the TKL Case?  They have quite a few different models."
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TKL is a perfect fit. Just modify the compartment. Lifts out easily.
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"Spooky!"
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A.N. Chase replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Citizen Scientist
"Guitar-style tunes are definitely easier to play and generally speaking sound better up the neck on a fretted banjo, and I'm at the point where I'll almost always reach for a fretted "concert pitch" banjo to work on one.Tim,…"
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Strumelia replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Citizen Scientist
"1. This (guitar/classic style) music is possible but not practical on a fretless instrument 2. This was an ambitious effort by FBC to  "elevate"  the banjo from it's current status 3.Having frets and playing in the pitch…"
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
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How long have you played banjo?
10 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher

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Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 10:07pm on December 11, 2015, Donovan Murphy said…

What happened to the old profile?

At 10:18pm on December 11, 2015, Timothy Twiss said…

Switched it up

At 7:15am on January 14, 2016, Al Smitley said…

That's what happens when I smile!

At 7:58am on January 14, 2016, Timothy Twiss said…

Ha ha...yea. Now I get it.       

Lurch.

At 9:11am on January 14, 2016, Al Smitley said…
At 9:48am on January 14, 2016, Timothy Twiss said…

YES...that's it

At 9:30am on March 7, 2017, Strumelia said…

Hey Tim, nice new avatar.  I recognize Al there, but who are the other two fellows?

At 10:38am on March 7, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

Dan Bilich and Gordy Sharpe.....tuba and drums

At 4:13pm on March 7, 2017, Al Smitley said…

It's funny how this photographic method seems to make us look like we were playing music during our break at the flour mill!

At 11:29pm on March 7, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

Ha ha Al.....you look gray.

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