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Genre: Bluegrass
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Folk
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Bluegrass
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Since: 2014
Experience Level: Intermediate

LzChase has made 9 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

Interests:
[Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Gamer, Freetime Musician, Airsoft Builder, Freetime Leather Worker

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
The 5 string banjo will always be my favourite instrument of all time. I can play a little bit of guitar and a few chords on ukulele and mandolin. My prefered type is tubaphone long neck banjos.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Bands:
Most classic Irish bands like the Dubliners, Clancy Brothers and so on


-Banjo Players-

Classic Generation:
Luke Kelly
Tommy Makem
Bobby Clancy
Pete Seeger

Modern Generation:
James Gallagher, one of Ireland's most famous buskers.
Pat Kelleher, A good man with musical interests very similar to my own.

There are many many more amazing banjo players I like a lot. But they're simply too many to list!

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Created 10/30/2019
Last Visit 11/24/2021

The interest for playing banjo has been a thing since I was a kid, but never really took off until the discovery of Irish Folk Music. Before discovering said music, I wanted to learn Bluegrass style but eventually decided that folk style was more for me. My prefered playstyle is a bit of an oddball, but utilizes up-picking and is very close to Seeger style. I never learned from a teacher or by online lessons to begin with, but instead watched videos of live band performances, mainly the Dubliners and sometimes the Clancy Brothers, and developed a style based on what I saw and heard. Here I'm playing in said style, semi-freestyling to the chords of "Roddy McCorley". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edCVb6LthCQ My first banjo was a Fender Rustler and my second a Gold Tone Whyte Laydie Long Neck. I always wanted a Vega long neck, and after advice from an extremely experienced dealer, started looking for a Deering version as I was told both said dealer and many others that the build quality is far better than the original 1960's ones. Getting a Deering Vega seemed very difficult. Getting a new one was not an option, unemployed and with practically no income, there is no way I could afford a brand new one. The second problem is that me living in Sweden meant extremely high costs added for shipping, toll, handling and so on, meaning even a used banjo priced around about 3500$ would end up costing almost 5000$ anyways. I eventually came across a banjo on Elderly's, a 2001 Deering Vega Long Neck. It was priced at 2600$ With the dealer's help, I was able to purchase this instrument, spending pretty much my life savings but fullfilling a big, big wish. Owning one was finally no longer a dream. After picking up the banjo I set it up to my liking and upgraded some parts. I gave it Rickard Cyclone tuners, a Shubb sliding capo, a Golden Gate Kershner tailpiece, and a new tension hoop as the old one was not original and instead seemed to be a part for a cheap 6 string banjo. I filled in some small dents with superglue under a luthier's supervision and restored the nickel back to it's mirror shine. Eventually I named it like many celebrities do to their instruments; Maple Tiger. Because this 5-stringed lady has the stripes of a tiger and after proper setup, she roars like one too.

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