Posted by Banjo Mountain on Thursday, March 27, 2008
I have been working on homework and studying a good bit, trying to get through these classes that I have to take because they're on the "core" curricumlum here at the University of Georgia.
I got my banjer out last week and was tuning when all of a sudden my fifth string went down/out-of-tune, and my fifth string nut had split in half. The little piece of bone just split right down the middle like a split tooth. It wasn't long until I couldn't play in open G tuning. I want to fix this problem, but can't do anything until I get a replacement fifth string nut. So now I have done a little bit of picking, but I have to stay capoed up the neck. I don't mind that much, but I 'd really like to get a new nut and find some time to replace the broken one.
I plan to come back on the air(radio) this Sunday with my radio show, Bluegrass Junction. It will return on Sunday March 30, 2008 at 10 am. This is Georgia's newest bluegrass radio show, playing new and vintage recordings of tradtional bluegrass music. Listen in if you'd like/able to on 90.5 FM WUOG or at www.wuog.org. I've been off the air for three weeks because of spring break, easter, and our transmitter was out of service for a while too. the request line phone number is (706) 542-4567. I take requests.
That's Bluegrass Junction, Sundays 10am to 12pm only on 90.5 FM WUOG or www.wuog.org.
"Where Bluegrass, Old-time, Gospel, and Mountain Music meet."
Friday, March 28, 2008 @1:04:48 AM
Your post made me look at my banjos to see what I have as a fifth string nuts.
My Prucha Legend just uses a railroad spike behind the fifth fret without any other nut.
My Prucha Premium (open back) uses a nut that is almost like a bead set at the top end of the fifth fret (ie, the fret is not the full width of the fingerboard).
My Gold Tone Banjola uses a nut just behind the fifth fret.
Interesting how the fifth string is handled differently on the three instruments.
Anyway, keep picking and playing and running that bluegrass program. And, have a good time in school. :-)
Saturday, April 5, 2008 @11:00:38 PM
hey JAck I got a profile, I believe you could tell that though cuz elsewise I wouldn't be writing to you.
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