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Homespun Video: banjo according toJohn Hartford

Submitted by Trashbanjo on 1/7/2009

Where Purchased: Janet Davis Music Company

Overall Comments

Nice job byJDMC getting me the video asap(even though it was backordered).What a pleasure it is to hear John speak. He talks to you like your favorite uncle.While it is not (imho) a technical dvd, it is instuctional, with tabs, and lets you know how he looks at music,as well as who and what influenced him.I think every banjo player should have this dvd. I deeply regret that I never saw him perform live,even though I was aware of his music. I think if there is someone you would like to see perform, you should do it no matter what, before it is too late, nobody lives forever.It makes me sad I never met,saw, or spoke with him.This dvd is as close to a conversation with John as you can get, and I love it.

Overall Rating: 10

Mutes: Mike's Banjo Mute

Submitted by Trashbanjo on 11/21/2008

Where Purchased: From Mike

Overall Comments

Ive never bought a mute before so i dont know how others compare. I can say this mute does everything that Mike and others said it would.Easy to use,looks nice, and works excellent.I would guess it cuts volume by 2/3 but maintains quality tone and stays in tune. Great product and nice handmade storage pouch.Ordered on Monday,on my banjo Wednsday.Non banjo playing wife also loves it.

Overall Rating: 10

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