Eric A replied to topic 'I was doing setup on a banjo, and clamshell tailpieces blow.' 4 days
Eric A replied to topic 'I was doing setup on a banjo, and clamshell tailpieces blow.' 5 days
Eric A posted a forum topic 'I was doing setup on a banjo, and clamshell tailpieces blow.' 5 days
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Playing Since: 1979
Experience Level: Intermediate
Eric A has made 197 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
A. E. Smith, Northampton #214,1977?
Gibson RB-170, 1966.
Vega Folk Wonder, 1962.
Recording King RB-024, 2011.
Silver Princess (Alvarez), 1970's.
Earl Scruggs, Benny Martin, Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Doc Watson
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Got a banjo in college, of course, because anything was better than studying. A campus country rock band did a couple of banjo numbers. Was aware of Pete Seeger as a child. First couple of records, I think, were "Circle" and "Foggy Mountain Banjo". Got a few books and tried everything: Up-Picking, Frailing, and Scruggs. Up-Picking felt as natural as a duck to water. Ever since, I mostly up-pick to bluegrass standards and do fake Earl Scruggs and Benny Martin licks while trying to sing like Lester Flatt. One time when I broke my left wrist, I played my banjo on my lap and fretted my strings with my finger tips like a mountain dulcimer. It sounded pretty good. I still do it sometimes just for fun. 40 years with a banjo is a long time. Wife, Kids, Life. Sometimes I have banjo licks in my head while I sleep, and sometimes I put the banjo away in it's case for years at a time and never even think about it. Right now, I'm getting it out and dusting it off.
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