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Chris Prieto
  • San Diego, CA
  • United States
  • Since early 2014
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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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"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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Wet plate collodion photo taken in old Town by the fine folks at C.A.S. Photography. They have a lil stand and take portraits.
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Google
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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