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By Bolsover Gibbs, published 1880's. Played stroke-style on banjo-uke, tuned somewhere north of aAC#E...

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Comment by Paul Draper on April 16, 2017 at 6:53am
I apologize in advance for this bit of whimsy. Testing this out as a travel banjo.
Comment by Chris Prieto on April 16, 2017 at 9:16am
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 mentioned and try it out. I got my lil gourds for traveling but the banjo uke has frets so that's kinda nice at such a small scale. Love the way this came out tho, sounds pretty good on the uke.
Comment by Paul Draper on April 16, 2017 at 11:55am
Thanks Chris. Yeah I'm pleasantly surprised, tho there are limitations. Frets sure help with the short scale.


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