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2003 Gibson RB-250 Sound Sample

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Size: 2,559kb, uploaded 10/8/2012 6:42:11 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I just turned the recorder on and noodled for a bit. This should give you a decent idea what this banjo sounds like up and down the neck.

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Bill Cheatham (A)

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Size: 1,055kb, uploaded 8/10/2008 5:45:06 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Played on my Kel Kroydon KK-11 with Dannick tone ring. Recorded on 8/10/08 using Audacity and the built-in microphone on my MacBook Pro.

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Demo of 1949 Gibson TB-100 Conversion

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Size: 3,991kb, uploaded 4/6/2010 8:47:10 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I turned on Audacity and noodled a bit on this banjo. It's a 1948 RB-100 conversion. Curly maple Style 1 neck with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Hopkins Traditional Cut tone ring. .10/.011/.013/.020JD/.010 GHS strings. 11/16" McPeake bridge.

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Fireball Mail

Posted by Forrest, written by Roy Acuff

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Size: 1,120kb, uploaded 7/17/2008 7:33:17 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Recorded 7/17/08 on my Mac using Audacity and the built-in mic. This is my new Kel Kroydon KK-11 with Dannick tone ring.

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Fireball Mail - 1949 Gibson TB-100 Conversion

Posted by Forrest, written by Roy Acuff

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Size: 2,642kb, uploaded 2/4/2011 7:11:44 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Another audio sample of my '49; Gibson TB-100 conversion. Recorded on my MacBook Pro with Audacity and the built in mic. This banjo was converted by Bill Hayes with a maple Style 1 5 string neck and a Hopkins Traditional Cut tone ring.

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Fireball Mail - 2009 Hatfield Special

Posted by Forrest, written by Roy Acuff

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Size: 1,069kb, uploaded 2/27/2010 6:14:51 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Demo of my walnut Hatfield Special

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Frank Neat Mahogany Audio Sample

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Size: 3,164kb, uploaded 1/25/2010 8:10:20 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I'm just noodling around a bit on the Frank Neat banjo. Mistakes and all.

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Hatfield Special - Home Sweet Home (D)

Posted by Forrest, written by Earl Scruggs

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Size: 1,247kb, uploaded 12/16/2009 12:00:11 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Home Sweet Home played with D tuners. Stock Hatfield Special.

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Huber Berkshire #4 - Fireball Mail

Posted by Forrest, written by Roy Acuff

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Size: 1,145kb, uploaded 6/5/2010 9:49:58 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I wanted to see how the HR-30 ring was settling in on this banjo.

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Huber Berkshire (HR-30 Ring) - Fireball Mail #1

Posted by Forrest, written by Roy Acuff

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Size: 1,189kb, uploaded 12/16/2009 11:51:47 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

A quick clip to show the before and after with the HR-30 upgrade. AMB strings.

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Huber Berkshire (HR-30 Ring) - Fireball Mail #2

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Size: 1,133kb, uploaded 12/18/2009 5:03:36 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Another take. I'm using AMB Cryo strings in the Huber gauges (.010/.011/.0125/.020JD/.010) as I was in the previous HR-30 clip. In the Berkshire clip with the Vintage tone ring, however, I had Huber Trutone strings on this banjo. I may change the strings this weekend and do another sound clip to see if there is a big difference.

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Huber Berkshire (HR-30 ring) - Fireball Mail #3

Posted by Forrest, written by Roy Acuff

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Size: 1,160kb, uploaded 1/14/2010 4:05:42 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Take #3 this time with Huber Truetone strings. I played the strings for a few hours to break them in prior to recording. Apple MacBook Pro with built-in mic.

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Huber Berkshire (stock ring) Fireball Mail

Posted by Forrest, written by Roy Acuff

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Size: 1,033kb, uploaded 9/27/2009 2:17:33 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

2008 Huber Berkshire. Recorded on the built-in mic on my MacBook Pro using Audacity. No effects nor edits.

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Merlefest Stelling

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Size: 2,459kb, uploaded 1/21/2010 7:58:41 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Noodling around a bit on the Merlefest Stelling

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Noodling around on my 1930s Gibson TB-11

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Size: 5,241kb, uploaded 6/7/2010 6:29:10 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This is a mid-30s TB-11 with no-hole Dannick ring and a Robin Smith mahogany neck.

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Salt Creek (A)

Posted by Forrest, written by Bill Monroe

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Size: 1,096kb, uploaded 7/17/2008 8:36:59 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Recorded on 7/17/08 on my Mac using Audacity and the built-in mic. This is my KK-11 with Dannick tone ring.

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