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Mar 2, 2019 - 7:49:21 AM
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4783 posts since 11/13/2005

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

This banjo is creating some great sustain. I love it.

Mar 2, 2019 - 8:18:54 AM
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Emiel

Austria

9100 posts since 1/22/2003

I like the sound, I've always loved the sound of the Gibson two-piece flange maple archtop banjo a lot (Dock Boggs' 5-string 1928 RB-3). It sounds great as a tenor too, though most tenor banjoists seem to prefer, e.g., B&D or Vega over Gibson, as we all know…

Edited by - Emiel on 03/02/2019 08:19:27

Mar 2, 2019 - 8:23:48 AM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

I don't know why they aren't very popular in the tenor Jazz world. It's curious.

Mar 2, 2019 - 8:37:53 AM
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malarz

USA

384 posts since 1/5/2007

Wow! A great tune masterfully played! Thanks for sharing. So, when are you going to host a tenor workshop for us noetheast US players? I’m sure you could get a few of us to attend and then to pay enough to keep you in beer for a week or so.

Mar 2, 2019 - 8:44:19 AM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

I don't know enough about the tenor yet Ken, but Thanks for that. We need Eddy, or the likes of.

Mar 2, 2019 - 9:01:53 AM
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malarz

USA

384 posts since 1/5/2007

Sounds to me as if you know plenty. Unless you edited that video to put Eddy’s hands on your arms and banjo?

Mar 2, 2019 - 9:06:51 AM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

I wouldn't be able to play it, if not for Eddys tutorial on it

Mar 2, 2019 - 9:38:45 AM
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5759 posts since 8/28/2013

quote:
Originally posted by davidcava

I don't know why they aren't very popular in the tenor Jazz world. It's curious.


I've heard far too many Gibsons that were set up badly and played at ridiculously high volumes. That kind of thing may have discouraged others from using Gibson tenors. They are also a bit more expensive than the Vegas and B&D's due to their popularity for conversion to 5 strings (thanks, Mr. Scruggs!).

I am finding more and more Gibsons lately that have been nicely set up and sensitively played, like David's banjo. Hopefully that will steer more people to discover the merits of these banjos as tenors.

Mar 2, 2019 - 10:54:16 AM
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289 posts since 1/27/2014

My dear friends Johnny Baier and Paul Erickson both play perfectly set up tenor Gibson's and they sound fantastic. Of course, in their hands a cigar box tenor would sound great!

Mar 2, 2019 - 3:57:11 PM
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170 posts since 3/19/2018

I think David should host a workshop via Skype!

So David, when can we sign up?????????

Mar 3, 2019 - 5:19:14 AM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

Not quite yet Jan......but it won't be long

Mar 3, 2019 - 5:08:21 PM
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53 posts since 11/29/2010

I think Thelonious would be very happy with the treatment of this!

Mar 3, 2019 - 5:11:06 PM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks Patrick.....it's Eddys version. I just listened to your Bye Bye Blues......beautiful Jazz!

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