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"I suspect that the reason many of the Briggs tunes don't use the bass string is that…"

John Masciale replied Apr 30, 2018 to Double C

13 Apr 30, 2018
Reply by John Masciale

"I've carved some for my gourd banjo out of walnut. I used a modern reamer, but made…"

John Masciale replied Apr 13, 2018 to What was the common size and tapering of the tuning peg holes in the 19th century.

10 Apr 14, 2018
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"I do play concertina at times.  Mine is a 20 button anglo in C and G.  I have a frie…"

John Masciale replied Mar 19, 2018 to Who here plays concertina?

16 Nov 9, 2019
Reply by Michael Cypret

"I would say that the number is somewhere in the hundreds.  It would be hard to pinpo…"

John Masciale replied Feb 16, 2018 to How many minstrel banjoists out there?

4 Feb 19, 2018
Reply by david caron

"What is the configuration of the tuner on your thumb string?  I have had instances w…"

John Masciale replied Feb 7, 2018 to String Slap

7 Feb 7, 2018
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"I have heard both.  Terry really has done an outstanding job with the sound of his b…"

John Masciale replied Feb 2, 2018 to Let me introduce myself...

25 Feb 3, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"LOL.  Converse ought to cause all kinds of problems as well. "

John Masciale replied Jan 29, 2018 to Targeted advertising when playing minstrel banjo..

1 Jan 29, 2018
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"I have added a Reference page, and under that is now a sub-page entited reference bo…"

John Masciale replied Jan 22, 2018 to A good read?

5 Jan 23, 2018
Reply by david caron

"I will try to put up a list of books and music tonight.  We once had one and it was…"

John Masciale replied Jan 22, 2018 to A good read?

5 Jan 23, 2018
Reply by david caron

"Awesome job!  Very clever solutions to some of the problems that pot had."

John Masciale replied Jan 11, 2018 to seeking comments on primitive fretless

8 Jan 11, 2018
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