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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Tom Berghan has made 156 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: Engineer & Musician
1) Gibson RB-250 tube & plate flange, early 70s
2) Banjo d'Amore (Orpheus) - Dan Knowles, 2011
3) 1929 Gibson TB-2, four string
4) 5-string Buck Creek - Arthur Hatfield, 2012
5) Gold Tone Fretless Bass Banjo BB-400 Custom, bass tuning EADG, 2010
6) Minstrel "early" banjo, after Joe Sweeney, by James Hartel, 2016
7) 2014 Mini-Banjo (Soprano 5 string) by Marvin Walker, http://www.banjomaker.net/
In general I like the "old stuff" and older styles. I admire many of today's younger "progressive" artists, most notably Rhiannon Giddens, but I have always enjoyed collecting records from the 1920s through to the early 1960s. That fifty year period of American music is my favorite: Bluegrass, Old Time, Blues, Hokum, Rags, Swing, Hillbilly, Country, & Rockabilly. That's for me!
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Size: 3,003kb, uploaded 1/19/2010 11:20:18 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Clawhammer, Standard-G capo second fret, recorded January 19, 2010. Chuck Lee Vintage Ovilla 2008, Kat Eyz Maple/Purpleheart bridge, Vellum Calfskin head. Pitch @ 415
on “Variations on Red Haired Boy”
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @7:34:43 AM
This is exceptional, I fail to see that it needs "tightening up"
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @2:28:14 PM
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @4:33:35 PM
very good! I have been trying to play this, am not there yet!
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