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Playing Since: 1973
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Anything I can get my hands on...I love them all! We are living in the "Golden Age" of acoustic instruments.
In no partiular order: Tim Obrien, Dirk Powell, Bruce Molsky, Dan Gellert, Joe Newberry, Bob Carlin, Riley Baugus, Mark Johnson, Mark Schatz, Stuart Duncan, John Hartford, Jim Wood, Daniel Carwile, Arnie Naiman, Reed Martin, Adam Hurt...Bobby Thompson, Charlie Cushman, Noam Pikelny, Jim Mills, Ron Block, Alan O'bryant, Rob McCoury, Allison Brown, Tony Furtado, Bela Fleck,The Jack Pearson Band.
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Finally kept one for myself.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @10:15:19 AM
THANKS to all who have ordered my heads. I've shipped more than forty (40) to-date. Today, I decided to keep one for me. This is on my 2006 Bart Reiter Galax-Plus.
on “Finally kept one for myself.”
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @11:18:46 AM
Your logo is very unique - David E gave himself credit for suggesting it.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @11:41:53 AM
Thanks Fred ... David did suggest that I use my signature. I guess it is a "tip-of-the-hat" to the old Jos. B Rogers, Jr. logo.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @11:48:49 AM
Think John commented in an earlier thread an was nice to note our conversation about the signature. Regardless, I think it is classy. I want myne stamped with it. David
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @12:54:15 PM
I guess the stars are part of the nod to Jos. B Rogers as well, right? Do you rate the heads with a different number of stars? In any case, that head looks great on that banjo.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @1:11:23 PM
David B. I try to pick good hides. But I don't rate them.
These mottled looking goat skins would not have earned Rogers' three-star rating for sure. They did not even offer goat hides. But these days, lots of folks (myself included) like the distressed and stained look rather than bleached white. They sound good too.
|Bufo Bill Says:|
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @1:58:05 PM
The patina on these heads are all great and certainly a reason for buying one myself; I haven't been able to find any for sale in my country, but with the superb instruction sheet I would've gone for one of John's heads anyway.
All the best from Bill.
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