It's Christmas morning already on Okinawa, Merry Christmas Everyone! I must confess, I didn't get anything banjo-related this year, but I did get a new Lakota Leathers strap for my Gibson Goldrush mandolin, a new set of mandolin strings, and the book "The Mandolin Case" by Tom Bibey. So, BHO members, what banjo or musically related gifts did Santa bring you?
Swapped my dad's 1952 Gibson J-45 for a brand spanking new Martin D-35. Maybe not a fair trade but this D-35 is the most responsive guitar I've ever had in my hands. Also got 3 new vocal microphones, guitar strings and a high dollar speaker cable for my PA system.
A snappy new set of D'Addario exp19 strings for the Blueridge 1060, A National thumbpick (just a wee bit longer than the Golden Gate,which I tend to stab into the D string when picking hard), and a cradle strap for the Eagle II. However, we must rethink the cradle strap on the Eagle, The shoes do not allow enough space to slide underneath the J hooks. As is the tradition in northern Wisconsin, I left Santa a plate of pickled Herring ,cookies and a Beer. Hmm... the cookies are gone....Guess I will enjoy the Beer and herring my self :) Merry Christmas All !
I got a room in Nashville fir three days to go to spbgma! Crowe on the banjo book! Mills book on Gibson history. A box of banjo strings! And a Arkansas Razorback long sleeve T-shirt from my daughter! GO HOGS!! BEAT KANSAS STATE!!
Today I got a banjo newsletter subscription, a violin style sampson banjo bridge (birch wood), and a snark tuner (I've been going months without one). Does anyone know what direction my bridge goes. It doesn't have a name on it but it does have a little indent in the middle of the bridge and I think that faces the strings but I'm not sure