strangesprings posted a classified ad 'Gibson MB 4 -Banjo Mandolin with Kraske hollow rim' 32 days
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Playing Since: 1965
Experience Level: Just Startin'
strangesprings has made 3 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
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Dobson Great Echo, Brooks, James Morrison, Dobson Silver Chime, Doc's, -usually can't make up my mind
Fred Cockerham, Riley Baugus, Marcus Martin, John Balch, Matokie Slaughter, young Victor
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Last Visit 8/4/2022
Learned from John Burke in the 60's. Lived a few blocks from Jim Bollman's In Somerville in late 60's and saw the banjos he kept under his bed! Played for dances with Alan Block in New Hampshire in the 70's. Just heard Victor Furtado play and just changed my experience level to just gettin started. Making simplicity an art has been my goal, few notes, most of them close enough with the focus on rhythm. You gotta take what you got. The secret to longevity in banjo playing is to get enough different banjos to convince yourself you sound good and if you don't you need a new banjo.
'Ode banjo site' 4 hrs
'1994 R&T SO Model' 5 hrs
'Assorted Tailpieces' 5 hrs