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Chris Prieto
  • San Diego, CA
  • United States
  • Since early 2014
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Chris Prieto's Discussions

Proper spectacles!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Dec 11, 2016. 5 Replies

So some time ago Tim mentioned he ground down some old lenses and put em in a pair of period frames. So I attempted to do the same. I cut the shape into surface lens with exact blade and drilled many…Continue

Air Travel with banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes Merchant Dec 2, 2016. 7 Replies

So I was entertaining the idea of heading out to the sweeney gathering if its happening again. But am not sure of the best way to bring my banjo since I would be flying. Do you guys ever do air…Continue

Been on the grind

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Chase Nov 7, 2016. 1 Reply

Miss you fine folks. Been busy with work work and making banjos and busking and learning the ways of rope tensioned hand drums. I would be remiss if I didn't thank all user of this website for all…Continue

Jake Bacchus Jig Assistance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Jul 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Lovely tune, however I struggle with last measure. Those lil small notes always throw me off. Can't really smooth it out like greg does in his video haha…Continue

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Virginny Jigs

"You're a mad man hahaha"
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New gourd banjo

"Thanks Tom! Its a fun one to riff on. I intended on selling it but I may end up keeping it haha"
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New gourd banjo

"Your new banjo sound really great Chris!"
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"Never heard of these, is it a relative of the dulcimer?"
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Carry Me Back To Old Virginny "Edward Christy" ...1847...

"You're on quite the tear as of late! One of my faves, played it around the campfire last night."
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Funeral March of an Old Jaw Bone

"I tried tuning mine to dDF#A when I first got my banjo uke with the same intentions. String were tight but I took it down but didn't have grasp on notes to figure out how to tune it within it's range. I'm gonna try the tuning you…"
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New gourd banjo

Latest gourd. 5 string plantation style. Random tune the gourd taught me.
Apr 15
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Gourd Banjo 10

"I'm pretty much in awe of anyone who can transform vegetables and wood into great sounding musical instruments"
Apr 11

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
How long have you played banjo?
Since early 2014
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Sweeney, Prust boucher, recording king dirty open back

Hello There!

My name is Chris. I am a web developer from San Diego, CA. I play clawhammer and stroke style. I enjoy eating, drinking beer and riding my bike when not playing the banjo. I also dabble in concertina/accordion toonies.

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At 8:32pm on March 23, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

You are totally killin' it lately. All your tunes are not getting up here, but members should visit your page. You are totally hitting a stride.

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