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Playing Since: 1998
Experience Level: Novice
Occupation: retired Environment Analytical Chemist and Computer Geek
Vega Tubaphone conversion
Vega Little Wonder conversion
L&H nylon string 12" spunover
Hickler rimmed woody
1984 Stelling Sunflower
Gold Star parts banjo with Pass Thinskirt and Tenn 20
Crafters Walnut Custom, Chrome finish, Kulesh Big 10
2003 Gold Star GF85.
Bunch of junker stuff sitting around.
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Last Visit 10/9/2019
Played guitar poorly for 40 years. Picked up banjo in 1998 after attending a jam where there were several hundred guitar players and little else, standing around in a circle strumming chords. Stopped after 1 year as I just wasn't getting it as well as I thought I should. Didn't pick up the instrument again for 5 years, until chemotherapy made my fingernails fall apart. Finally making progress, but as I have no natural musical ability it is by much practice and repetition. My goal is to make Purty good someday. Well that, and to play a banjo standard flawlessly at a jam. They clap now, but I know how badly I missed it.
'Rim Swap' 30 min
'Soldier's Joy' 1 hr
'Spillway Dam Bridges' 2 hrs