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Shaving a Dead Man

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Size: 4,468kb, uploaded 11/18/2010 10:27:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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dADAD tuning fretless

One of my favorite solo banjo tunes in g#BEBE, learned from the playing of Oscar Wright on the County Clawhammer 3 LP...

7 comments on “Shaving a Dead Man”

Don Borchelt Says:
Friday, November 19, 2010 @9:46:24 AM

Wonderful, clean picking RG, a fine job.

dgill Says:
Friday, November 19, 2010 @5:22:12 PM

Don that is beautiful old time sound right there and man did I enjoy it. Thanks for sharing this one.

RG Says:
Friday, November 19, 2010 @11:42:43 PM

Don & Donnie-thanks so much for the comments, sure appreciate it and glad you liked the tune!

blanham Says:
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @4:35:54 AM

I agree with the others: great picking, and a sweet old time sound! Which banjo did you use?

RG Says:
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @10:04:12 AM

Bob-thanks, appreciate it! The banjo I used for this recording is the "Fairbanks Imperial Clone" I built, using an 11" Stew-Mac "Electric" tone ring, a 1/2 2 ply maple pot, 26 1/4 inch scale maple neck. Bill Miller vellum calf skin head, 5/8 " Bart Veerman plain "mystery wood" bridge, Will Fielding tailpiece and GHS bronze 4th medium gauge strings, the first banjo I built years ago, just can't part with it, there are pic's of it on my picture page. Thanks again for your nice comments, take care & happy clawhammering!

Don Huber Says:
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 @11:23:12 AM

Great playing, and you should be proud of that banjo! I purchased a Veerman bridge for one of my banjos "for the heack of it", and now all of my other banjos want one!


RG Says:
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 @11:47:40 AM

Hey Don-thanks, sure appreciate the comments, glad you liked the tune. Bart's bridges are great, I use them on all of my builds. Bart's really a stand-up guy, I've been using his "stripy stuff" mystery wood bridges on my RB 250 and the tone is amazing...good stuff...take care...

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