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Cowboy's Dream

Posted by Mark Ralston


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Size: 970kb, uploaded 7/25/2010 2:04:26 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Demo of an older banjo, looks like a Buckbee in the style of Dobson. Small (9.5") pot, tuned 5 frets low. Fiddle also tuned low from D tuning.

3 comments on “Cowboy's Dream”

strokestyle Says:
Monday, July 26, 2010 @11:07:43 AM

I like it, especially the deep sound coming from that little tiny banjo pot.

Bill Anderson Says:
Sunday, July 3, 2011 @9:53:17 AM

Not believing that tone....I simply love it. What banjo should i be looking for to get this sound?

Mark Ralston Says:
Sunday, July 3, 2011 @10:23:31 AM

Bill (and Christine, belatedly)..... That's a small pot Buckbee. I can't reconstruct which one that was from memory, but I'm sure it had a skin head, Nylgut strings, and was tuned about 5 frets low. I think that the distinctive sound may be due to the low tuning. I think that low tuning sometimes sounds especially good with certain banjos, haven't figured out why or which banjos seem to like the low tuning.

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