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Sandy Boys

Posted by unclekurty


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Size: 2,811kb, uploaded 12/19/2007 10:14:30 AM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I was listening to a clip of this at Jason's site from Dirk Powell. I played around with it for couple of hours and got this. The tuning is G#EG#BE which is a new one for me but it's very common. It's an open D tuning called Dead Mans tuning. I'm playing it tuned up a step. I'm playing a Romero chechen fretless with a 13 inch rim. The pot is deep 3.5 inches. This one has a skin head.

4 comments on “Sandy Boys”

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Thursday, December 20, 2007 @10:28:20 AM

Nice job - I love that fretless sound.  Your fretless banjo is one of the nicest sounding I've heard.

unclekurty Says:
Thursday, December 20, 2007 @2:28:52 PM

Thanks! It was the first all wood 13 inch rim with an integral tone ring he built and the neck is very beefy.  It's very plunky with that deep rim.  I ordered it with nylon string Savarez yellow cards but I like it better with steel.

lori nitzel Says:
Tuesday, December 25, 2007 @9:32:08 PM

this sounds great! i've never played in that tuning either, but i've heard of it. very cool. :)

YorkshireWannabeOldTimer Says:
Monday, July 4, 2011 @4:12:28 PM

Just listening to some Sandy Boys-s; love your version - very mellowly funky. Thanks!

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