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Whar Do you Come From Minsterel Tune

Old tune played on Tackhead banjo
it cuts off at end like the last ,,, ?? worked at home

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Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 4, 2012 at 5:09pm

I know they are cadi-dids or June Bugs in the back ground...nice swampy effect with the back ground noise and that o'l Tackhead. Living out here and well acquainted with Rattle Snakes, as I am sure you are too, being in Texas. it sounds like you are playing to an audience of Rattle Snakes. I like it!

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 4, 2012 at 5:14pm

by the way...that banjo cuts threw real nice. You built that?

Comment by Bell Banjos on June 4, 2012 at 7:56pm

This is a lesson on how to play a half note. Let it have it's time. Watch Steve's right hand. He resists the urge to rush. That's harder than it looks. That's mojo.

Comment by Steve Jeter on June 5, 2012 at 9:37am

yessir , I built it.  Im not sure its something I would recommend thouth LOL  I did it cause I just didnt have the money, to get one.  Man the learning curve is steep, I have re-done the upper neck profile on 3 out of 4 Ive made. I kept making it too dang big.

I thought I was saving money building myself,,, but unless you are going to go on building, and have a lot of free time,  in retrospect , Id somehow buy one.   You did the right thing buying  yours.  Ill admit is is fun to be able to say I made it,,, but its not near the quaility of one made by a pro:(

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 5, 2012 at 9:55am

That's an accomplishment, any of you guys, or ladies that go for building your own. The Coffin case  I made, same thing, thought well why spend $300.00, I can do that, but even though had a had a better idea I might have bought my supplies at one swoop, but nickle and dimmed it. when all was said and done I ended up spending about $230.00, so there ya go. Well it looks good and sounds goon on tape.

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