Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

202
Banjo Lovers Online


Want to hide these Google ads? Join the Players Union!
Jan 6, 2019 - 9:31:56 AM
like this
Players Union Member

CGDA

Italy

1864 posts since 1/4/2009

Hi friends! I've just replaced the old strings of my Vox with a new set of Thomastik-Infeld. That's the first test. Sorry for the highly increasin' tempo...that's the backing track...it swings anyway, IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPziG3KHV9s

Thak 

Jan 6, 2019 - 10:03:53 AM
likes this

405 posts since 9/6/2014

It sure does swing, and so do you, Marco! Great playing. Thanks for posting this. I use T-I strings too. Do you like them, compared to other strings you have used?

Jan 6, 2019 - 11:15:52 AM
Players Union Member

CGDA

Italy

1864 posts since 1/4/2009

quote:
Originally posted by johnstephen

It sure does swing, and so do you, Marco! Great playing. Thanks for posting this. I use T-I strings too. Do you like them, compared to other strings you have used?


John, thank you for your comment! I appreciate the T-I's  especially for the smooth surface, which does not produce noise by swiping the fingers up and down the keyboard. In addition  they do not rust easily. A and D have a nice crisp tone, G and C sound a little "soft", that is not a problem to me. These strings are sold up to ten times the others, but their life is longer.  Do you agree?

Jan 6, 2019 - 11:22:09 AM
likes this

405 posts since 9/6/2014

I do indeed, Marco. I like the T-I's more than any other string I've tried. As you said, they feel smooth, and they also sound smooth to me. Mine have lasted a long time and they still sound good, so I believe they will last a long time yet. For me, the higher price is worth it. Also, I play double bass (contrabass) -- a set of strings for double bass costs about ten times more, so for me, T-I banjo strings don't seem costly.

Jan 6, 2019 - 11:36:39 AM

249 posts since 2/16/2014

Nice playing. Sounds great!

Jan 7, 2019 - 1:42:51 AM
Players Union Member

CGDA

Italy

1864 posts since 1/4/2009

Mike Haggard, thank you!

Jan 7, 2019 - 4:08:08 AM
likes this

249 posts since 2/16/2014

CGDA
Hey Marco,
I always enjoy your playing.
I especially wanted to thank you for introducing me to Choro music. I've been listening to it lately and really like it. I asked an acquaintance of mine (who happens to be from Brazil) if she was familiar with Choro music and her face lite up in surprised pleasure that someone living in Texas would be aware of this style of music. Her father happens to be a musician and talking about this brought back pleasant memories of him coming home after work and sitting around playing. I asked her if she knew Desifinado and she said it was her favorite song, so we are going to get together for a session. She has also sent me some other songs that I'm not familiar with.
The family in the video you posted happens to live nearby my friends' hometown.
So thanks again! Because of you I am now much closer to this family and I am grateful for that.
Cheers
mike

Jan 7, 2019 - 3:34:07 PM

Don Lewers

Australia

665 posts since 2/24/2012

That's very enjoyable listening Marco. .... Don.

Jan 7, 2019 - 5:10:58 PM

119 posts since 3/19/2018

fantastico!

grazie

Jan

Jan 7, 2019 - 7:16:15 PM

1172 posts since 4/8/2009

I love that Swingin'!!! Eddy Ray

Jan 7, 2019 - 7:20:51 PM
likes this

Omeboy

USA

1596 posts since 6/27/2013

That looks like a sweet little Vega tenor. If I wasn't sooooo damn old, I be tempted to buy a plectrum version of that Vox I. ((One of my old tenor teachers, Roma Clayton, actually gave me her Vox I to play for a week when my crappy little tenor was in the shop for a repair. Can you imagine anyone being that kindhearted in this day and age???? Roma was a real angel and played nice tenor. Her hero was Stephane Grappelli, but my hero was Roma.))

Edited by - Omeboy on 01/07/2019 19:31:51

Jan 8, 2019 - 8:24:16 AM
Players Union Member

CGDA

Italy

1864 posts since 1/4/2009

Mike, Don, Jan, Eddy, Paul, thank you for your comments!

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.1728516