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desert rose replied to topic 'I Know This Question Tends To Irritate Some People But Here Goes:' 7 hrs
Playing Since: 1970
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Occupation: Retired locomotive engineer now banjo player for fun and/or profit.
1932 TB3 conversion with custom Hearts & Flowers neck. 1954 TB250 4 hole arch top conversion to Wreath pattern neck and a 1976 Mastertone clone custom engraved curly maple with Florentine inlay/ McPeake (Kulesh) tone ring and awesome power.
Earl, Don Reno, Alan Munde, J.D. Crowe, Doug Dillard, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Peter Wernick and many others such as Alan Shelton, Bobby Thompson & Eddie Shelton ( all sadly missed)
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Last Visit 9/28/2017
I have played semi professionally a number of years and taught for several years previously to that. I play banjo for "Yeller Dawg" bluegrass band since 1999. My style is Scruggsy with traces of Dillard, Crowe and Munde. I enjoy traditional and contemporary bluegrass. I am into all things banjo including building/ restoring and inlaying and am also a founding member of L.O.S.T (luthiers of S.E. Texas). I also enjoy trivia about bluegrass in general and especially banjo players. My avatar is my new license plates for my old chevy truck. My other hobby is amateur radio and have had the call K5BGZ since 1955.
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