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Michael Cypret
  • Corona, California
  • United States
  • 17 years off and on.
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Horsehair or Hemp strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Taggart Dec 20, 2019. 1 Reply

Has anyone used Horsehair or Hemp for strings? The following link is a gourd banjo with Horsehair strings playing the tune “Old Johnny Boker.” I think it sounds great. …Continue

Giant Bohdran Banjo

Started Nov 20, 2019 0 Replies

I have to share this. Checkout the giant banjo Par Engstrand made. Classic-banjo.ning.  I think it sounds great! …Continue

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Michael Cypret liked Chris Prieto's video
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Michael Cypret left a comment for Chris Prieto
"I’m seriously thinking about making a Gourd Banjo. I have a Barry Sholder banjo. Do you treat the inside of your gourds? You soak your gourds in water???"
Jan 8
Michael Cypret left a comment for Chris Prieto
Jan 8
Michael Cypret left a comment for Chris Prieto
"I recently read from an excerpt from a San Diego magazine or Newspaper that the gourds you buy come to you via the Mail and green with mold. Here’s a link to a Farm near Temecula. I haven’t been there yet. They may be a good source for…"
Jan 8
Michael Cypret replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Kick off the New Year TotW...
"I run into that problem very occasionally with YouTube, especially when searching bicycle racing/Cyclocross. "
Jan 3
Michael Cypret replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Kick off the New Year TotW...
"Oh. Twiss’ version is on YouTube not in Prieto’s Playlist. "
Jan 3
Michael Cypret replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Kick off the New Year TotW...
"Sounds good to me. Chris Prieto has a version of it on YouTube in his “Crash and Burn Minstrel Banjo” Playlist. Tim Twiss’ version is also there. "
Jan 3
Tom Taggart replied to Michael Cypret's discussion Horsehair or Hemp strings
"It does sound good and slightly different than nylgut strings."
Dec 20, 2019
Tom Taggart liked Michael Cypret's discussion Horsehair or Hemp strings
Dec 20, 2019
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Horsehair or Hemp strings

Has anyone used Horsehair or Hemp for strings? The following link is a gourd banjo with Horsehair strings playing the tune “Old Johnny Boker.” I think it sounds great. https://youtu.be/RW9KGlw7n3ASee More
Dec 20, 2019
Michael Cypret liked Al Smitley's video
Dec 17, 2019
Michael Cypret liked Rob Mohr's video
Dec 16, 2019
Michael Cypret liked Tim Twiss's video
Dec 2, 2019
Michael Cypret and Jeff Kangas are now friends
Nov 22, 2019
Michael Cypret left a comment for Jeff Kangas
"Do you still make banjos? Website?"
Nov 20, 2019
Tom Taggart liked Michael Cypret's discussion Giant Bohdran Banjo
Nov 20, 2019

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Internet
How long have you played banjo?
17 years off and on.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
5 String. Pisgah, Vega, Deering, Dogwood and Musicmakers.

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