John Gribble replied to topic 'Is it possible, to "Finish" a song that is already part written???' 75 days
John Gribble replied to topic 'Is it possible, to "Finish" a song that is already part written???' 76 days
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mrphysics55 posted a classified ad '28 Vintage Vega Nickel Plated 9/32" Ball End Nuts and Hooks - Price Drop' 4 hrs
Playing Since: 1964
Experience Level: Purty Good
John Gribble has made 8 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Gariepy Model Two Five-string,
Bowlin Model 1865,
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I started playing five string banjo while in high school in California during the "folk scare" of the 1960s. Although I later "switched" to guitar and gave more attention to it (teaching it for 25 years), I never gave up the banjo. Although the few lessons I had were from a Bluegrass player, frailing is my default mode. I rarely play other players' arrangements, enjoying the challenge of figuring out my own way. I rarely play out or jam any more, though I do occasionally get out to hear live music. Update: BAS has struck. In addition to the Gariepy, which I've owned since high school, there are two new family members, a Bowlin fretless, which I was able to get from John Bowlin in person in Washinton, and a slightly used (now more used) Wildwood. Both are fine instruments, very different from one another. The Gariepy is about to go into dry dock for major clean-up and renovation.
'Keith D Tuners' 2 hrs
'Hardwick Banjo' 3 hrs
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