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Me and my Dobson

Written/Posted by BConk


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Size: 937kb, uploaded 5/22/2010 3:12:15 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Other

Before I started learning clawhammer style in 2004, I saw an old Dobson for sale on Ebay and bought it - fixed it up and started playing it. I made this song up and recorded it on my pc just for giggles really. It's dirt simple but I like it, particularly I like the sound that old Dobson made with those nylon strings and that little flurry of notes that happens at 36 and 37 seconds into it. This circa 1890-1900 banjo had violin peg tuners and I can't begin to tell you what notes it's tuned to - I used to tune it to wherever it sounded best. You'll probably have to turn your speakers up to hear it - my apologies, it was recorded with the microphone from my wife's telephone headset.

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