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Where Purchased: Thom Moore
From the first note played this CD had me in the palm of its hand. A truely stunning piece of work by Thom, the hangouts own "Thombanjo" Sixteen self penned tracks of beautiful crafted playing with the banjo giving a tone that i can only dream of getting. The guest musicians are top players and the tracks seem to weave thier way through the whole CD as if telling one story, it is wonderful to hear. There are traces of Tony Ellis and Jens Kruger style playing and the pieces are played with equal skill so you can imagine the standard you will be listening to. I cannot find anything bad to say about this work, i only wish i had done my CD,s so well. The presentation is top notch and the sleeve notes tell you everyting you need to know as to why this CD came about. Thom you are to be congratulated for such a fine offering, i shall teasure my copy. My favourite track is "Horizon of Distant Woods" but you will find your own piece of magic in this cd. Available on Amazon, CD Baby And Floyd County Record Sales.
Overall Rating: 10
Where Purchased: from manufacturer
Fitted a set of Apollo D tuners to my Gibbo this morning and i have to say, these are a 100% quality product. They return acurately every time, (checked against my petterson stroboflip)...they look good on the banjo and take nothing away from the peghead front. I opted for drilling the two little holes and not the fixing tape and i am glad i did. The tuners are held nice and tight with no fear of any movement. I shall not be selling this banjo in my lifetime so the holes dont bother me, but if they worry you, a little filler and stain would soon have them removed from trace. I took advice from the video advert and got the black tuner buttons, these help the pegs almost disappear from sight at the back, causing a natural blend as it were..........yep, these are the best , go get some..........Joe
Overall Rating: 10
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