Posted by John Herrington on Thursday, March 19, 2009
Obviously, I don't really know "squat" about the right ways to play banjo, but the low open c tuning I use on the Prust Minstrel tackhead, brings cold shivers down my back. I still find it hard to believe how that banjo lends itself to pieces of new tunes...kind of exploring with it. You just turn it loose and kinda follow, forgeting using many chords, throwing in a lot of pull offs and slides and Wow! I know this is not the latest fad, but it is a very old fad, and certainly worth trying. I still like the WL250 Gold Tone, which screams when you lean on it; this old Prust just growls out, "Get out of my way, and I'll show you, big boy!"
Having fun, running in these pastures, Paul Roberts, wind in my hair and not many fences to hedge me in! Wish I had one of them fine new Gold Tone Cello banjos you promote, but I'll just have to make do with my Minstrel Prust!
But I guess it isn't wrong to dream of one, eh, Paul. You never know when the right amount of beaver plews will sell and I can make my offer, or barter with you, or something or other. Keep coming, Paul!
Old John, on the Big Horn River
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