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Bridge for old-timey sound

Friday, March 1, 2013

Looking for a bridge for my circa 1917 Tubaphone and pre-1900 Buckbee.  Any recommendations?

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Playing Since: 1969
Experience Level: Purty Good

Interests:
[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Nameless faceless bureaucrat

Gender: Male
Age: 75

My Instruments:
Vega Tubaphone (1917 pot with a 1970s flame maple neck), a pre-1900 short-scale five-string with lovely MOP inlays but no name, semi-fretless 1920s Supertone (restored by Mark Ralston), nicely inlaid circa 1890 probable Buckbee paddlehead banjo, Teilhard Frost gourd-back fretless, Jeff Menzies tackhead fretless banjo, 1926 Martin mahogany-top parlor guitar

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Light and Hitch, Chance McCoy, Dirk Powell, Riley Baugus, Mark Ralston, Allison De Groot, Cathy Fink, Tim O'Brien, Kyle Creed, Fred Cockerham

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Created 5/28/2010
Last Visit 8/31/2017

Paul Hornbeck has been playing clawhammer banjo for some 40 years. During that period, his musical career has gone all the way from oblivion to obscurity. He has been a member of such groups as Sweet Evening Breeze, J.P. Ringwort, The Yellow Snow Stringband, and others too fleeting or feckless to mention. In his younger days, he performed, alone and with various accomplices, at numerous coffee houses in Ontario and Quebec, and at the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Leacock Humor Festival. His abiding love of old-time country music may be due to the fact that he attended (while in utero) a concert by the Carter Family.

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