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May 25, 2020 - 7:47:54 AM
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585 posts since 1/19/2006


I hadn’t run across these great photographs of Kyle Creed in his workshop before and thought to share them here. They're from the Library of Congress website. 

As an added bonus, the zoom function (+ button) allows a banjo geek to get a close up look at his banjo setup from various angles. This particular shot (12 of 20) gives a good sense of his action on this banjo.

Isaac


 

Edited by - NWBanjo on 05/25/2020 08:02:29

May 25, 2020 - 8:05:17 AM
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Alegria

Norway

240 posts since 9/27/2014

Thanks! Kyle Creed is the reason I picked up banjo, but this is the first photo I have seen of him!

May 25, 2020 - 9:15:35 AM
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2168 posts since 9/25/2006

quote:
Originally posted by NWBanjo


I hadn’t run across these great photographs of Kyle Creed in his workshop before and thought to share them here. They're from the Library of Congress website. 

As an added bonus, the zoom function (+ button) allows a banjo geek to get a close up look at his banjo setup from various angles. This particular shot (12 of 20) gives a good sense of his action on this banjo.

Isaac


 


That's some MAJOR high action there!

May 25, 2020 - 9:36:21 AM
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frailin

USA

6703 posts since 10/26/2005

There's a guy I wish I coulda' met. Just looking around the inside of his shop is great!

May 25, 2020 - 9:58:13 AM
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356 posts since 3/26/2009

Sure would be fun to poke around in there and see what he had in those cigar boxes. I wonder what happened to his jigs and templates?

May 25, 2020 - 12:29:44 PM
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banjot

USA

202 posts since 8/20/2006

Thanks. I just shared this with one of his daughters and his grandson. My wife and I spent a fair amount of time with Kyle and Percy. As my wife said sometime ago, rarely a day goes by that we don't quote Kyle. I learned all sorts of stuff from him: plumbing, horse trading, etc. Thanks again. Tom

May 25, 2020 - 1:59:39 PM
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NWBanjo

USA

585 posts since 1/19/2006

quote:
Originally posted by revellfa
That's some MAJOR high action there!


Right?! No scoop necessary.
 

My scoopless Enoch is set up like that and it's perfect for droney, percussive clawhammer. If I want to play an up the neck and/or a chordal fingerpicking style, I use a different banjo

May 25, 2020 - 2:00:40 PM
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NWBanjo

USA

585 posts since 1/19/2006

quote:
Originally posted by banjot

Thanks. I just shared this with one of his daughters and his grandson. My wife and I spent a fair amount of time with Kyle and Percy. As my wife said sometime ago, rarely a day goes by that we don't quote Kyle. I learned all sorts of stuff from him: plumbing, horse trading, etc. Thanks again. Tom


I'm glad to hear Kyle's family, you, and your wife got to see these photos, Tom. As it should be.

isaac

Jun 5, 2020 - 8:35:55 AM
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sgonyo

USA

1 posts since 9/17/2009

quote:
Originally posted by banjot

Thanks. I just shared this with one of his daughters and his grandson. My wife and I spent a fair amount of time with Kyle and Percy. As my wife said sometime ago, rarely a day goes by that we don't quote Kyle. I learned all sorts of stuff from him: plumbing, horse trading, etc. Thanks again. Tom


I'm Kyle's grandson and agree with Tom, I learned a lot from Kyle. He was a very wise and talented man. Kyle had the ability to express himself in a very straightforward way often with one sentence. 

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