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Playing Since: 1962
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Occupation: Professional Musician and Gold Tone Retailer
Gold Tone cello banjos: CEB-5 and CEB-4. Gold Tone BC-350+. The Soundbird tenor banjo by Gold Tone. Sitar, mandocello, mandolin...
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by Paul Roberts
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Size: 7,611kb, uploaded 2/3/2009 6:43:12 PM
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Here is a demonstration of some of the possible tuning ranges of the 4-string cello banjo. I'm playing a Gold Tone CEB-4.
Irish tenor/octave mandolin tuning: GDAE
Cello tuning: CGDA
Double Octave: GDAE (one octave lower than Irish tenor)
Cycling through, in the above order, I play a major scale before Cooley's Reel, followed by Cluck Old Hen. The whole theatrical routine takes 6.5 minutes. I'd be very interested in hearing your response.
on “Cooley's Reel/Cluck Old Hen ~ 4str cello banjo”
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 @8:35:13 PM
You have raised the number of cello banjos on my long list of instruments that I cannot (yet) afford to buy to three. I wonder if I can get a discount for a volume purchase...
They all sound WONDERFUL. You coaxed the most penetratingly satisfying bass sounds out of the GDAE octave-below-tenor possible from a banjo. You managed to get a rich tone and good sustain out of each of three different tunings.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @8:56:25 AM
I never realized how great these Cello banjo's sound? That's great Music ! and well played may I add
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