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Nov 12, 2019 - 6:18:53 AM
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3 posts since 12/18/2008

Having just returned from Nepal, and having the opportunity to play my SlimJim travel banjo at Annapurna base camp (4100m), Tharpu Chuli basecamp (4300m) and finally at Kyla Patthar (5600m), may I open the discussion re What is the greatest altitude, on land, that clawhammer banjohas been played???

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:33:37 AM
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487 posts since 7/10/2012

In a shocking reversal of your request, I am going to claim the lowest altitude at which a clawhammer banjo has ever been played. I live in Houston. We are actually below sea level in some areas.

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:03:39 AM

3 posts since 12/18/2008

Superb!
All extremes of clawhammer playing to this thread please!!

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:10:06 AM
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349 posts since 11/5/2010

You have me beat! Top of Mt Shasta in northern California!!




 

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:10:13 AM
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203 posts since 11/1/2006

I have played clawhammer banjo in Death Valley, which bottoms out at 282' below sea level. I'd bet that some of our Israeli players have played on the beach by the Dead Sea, which would surely be a world record.

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:16:37 AM

3 posts since 12/18/2008

quote:
Originally posted by OldInTheNewWay

You have me beat! Top of Mt Shasta in northern California!!


4300m with a full-sized banjo??Respect!!!

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:18:11 AM

487 posts since 7/10/2012

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Originally posted by Prescott

I have played clawhammer banjo in Death Valley, which bottoms out at 282' below sea level. I'd bet that some of our Israeli players have played on the beach by the Dead Sea, which would surely be a world record.


Dang you Prescott!  I defer to your superior depth-defying clawhammer greatness.  I was just in my yard.  

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:58:23 AM

704 posts since 9/7/2005

OK Kent, did you play your banjo at the Death Valley parking lot or visitor center or did you actually go to the bottom of the dry lake bed? Come on now, ‘fes up!

And Garrett, did you take two banjos up Mt Shasta? .....or did Sasquatch leave one behind with his beer? Inform Mr Sasquatch he should not litter the mountain, the spirit in the mountain would not be pleased!

Edited by - Dogfeathers on 11/12/2019 11:03:47

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:49:42 PM

3861 posts since 11/29/2005

Kent, next time make up Mt Whitney and you'll have covered the Hi and Lo of the continental US.

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:01:59 AM
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Viper

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1063 posts since 12/12/2007

This thread is great. The highs and lows of my playing have been of the personal struggles variety.

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