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Banjos with skin heads...always check your bridge before you start. I started to record Jim Crow Jig from Buckley's and had not noticed it creeping forward i...

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Comment by Jeff on October 12, 2011 at 10:52pm
 Tim the look on your face was priceless...  when that bridge fell...  Wish I could say... Hhhhmmm I have never done that....
Comment by Joel Hooks on October 13, 2011 at 9:39am
Rub the bottom of the bridge in some powered rosin. It will keep it from sliding around too.
Comment by Greg Adams on October 14, 2011 at 9:10am
lol, lol...we've all been there! Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on December 18, 2011 at 12:34pm

The look on your face was priceless, reading up I realize Jeff noticed the same thing. Maybe that can be the beginning of Early American Banjo Bloopers... Good stuff!!

Comment by Tim Twiss on December 18, 2011 at 12:51pm

Yea...it sure startled me. Something I always mean to check, but then forget to.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on December 18, 2011 at 1:26pm

That happened on my fiddle once, the tempature had gone from warm to cold back to warm. Tuning the fiddle I didn't notice the bridge was at a slant... Quiet startling when it goes...the expression said it all.

Hey I'm having a great time with "Sweet Betsy from Pike" since you helped me put to stroke style. Thanks! 

Comment by Strumelia on December 18, 2011 at 10:26pm

Happened to me too just a couple weeks ago on my gourd banjo....  lol

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