"Not called "frailing scoop" until fairly recently (late 1960s?). It is an aesthetic design taken from tack heads. Period documentation (like the now famous "Dobson" silver bell patent) indicate that it was more likely used…"
"Hi Tom, there was no "S. S. Stewart" around 1900. Stewart and Bauer, and later The Bauer Company made "S. S. Stewart" branded banjos. That shape of peg head was introduced in the 90s for budget banjos. Often…"
"Nope, not the third string-- a "false string" is one that is uneven in thickness and hardness. It gets thicker and thinner.
The third string intonation issue is mostly a problem with 1930s wire strings."
"There were over 100 "banjo tutors" published in the US before 1930 including the "minstrel tutors."
Most are easy to find if you look-- the "classic banjo ning" site has a bunch and I have put a lot on the Internet…"
Joel-You sent me two sets of two picks. But, I think you only charged me for one. Could you please double check the sunshinewave order. And, if you've only charged me once can I send them back to the PO Box on the envelope?
Yes! Is this Tad the banjo player who entertained Texans in the 1880's, between poker games and gunfights? I was married last May, thus the additional last name. I retired and now live in Clayton, Ok, in the Kiamichi Mountains of the southeast part of the state.
More time for banjo playing!
I am working on frailing lately, but joined this site to see what I could learn re 1800's music.
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