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Gender: Male

Age: 53

My Instruments:
Bart Reiter Professional, IR 5-string open back
Bacon Professional FF IR banjo mandolin, 1918

Doc Huff IR cello banjo
Bob Thornburg grain measure 5-string

Various mandolins and guitars


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(In no particular order) Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Adam Hurt, Clarke Buehling, Cathy Fink, Abigail Washburn, Gillian Welch, Bruce Molsky, Dan Levenson, Bob Thornburg, Steve Baughman, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mike Marshall, Sarah Jarosz and all the others I'm forgetting right now.

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why don't I change strings more often?

Sunday, May 23, 2010 @5:31:12 AM


Met a guy last week and will likely play with him sometime this coming week.  Yesterday it occurred to me that my everyday axe (Bart Reiter standard) might be sounding a little flat -- now is that any way to play with a new friend?  So I changed strings.  My word.  I really need to change strings more often.  My wife, who is training herself to ignore the sounds of banjo music, noticed the difference.



2 comments on “why don't I change strings more often?”

sharakeet Says:
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @7:11:05 AM

Why change strings when what you really need is A NEW BANJO!?

Your wife, surrounded as she is by noise, should pick one of them up and accompany you. Tell her that until you realize how horrid the sound of a banjo played by others is, you will never give it up! That should motivate her...lol

David
Oalbrets Says:
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @2:12:58 PM

She didn't tell you to put the old ones back on? Mine would have. Yee Haw

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