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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Purty Good
tomberghan has made 44 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: Professional Musician until age 37, now I am an Engineer
1) Chuck Lee - Vintage Ovilla made in 2008, 12" hardrock maple rim, Kat Eyz bridge - Old Maple and Purpleheart, W.D. Miller Vellum Calfskin head
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) Soprano 4-string - Gold Tone, custom 2011
I like the "old stuff." I admire many of today's younger "progressive" artists, 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: 5,979kb, uploaded 11/23/2011 3:09:57 PM
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This was recorded just a couple of days after I received the new banjo. The banjo has four sympathetic strings which become active when the other five are plucked. This gives the instrument a silvery shimmery sound. The concept was taken from the Viola d'Amore, an instrument similar in the viola family but with with sympathetic strings which are not bowed, but activate (vibrate) when the other strings are bowed.
on “Demo of the Banjo d'Amore built by Dan Knowles of Paris TN - Nov 23, 2011”
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @8:46:00 PM
What an incredible sound. Fantastic collaboration of player and builder.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @3:49:41 PM
gorgeous... silvery-shimmery and well worth the wait :-)
Friday, December 02, 2011 @9:10:30 AM
Neat! Love the openness of the sound. Lots of natural reverb.
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