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Oct 19, 2020 - 11:31:53 AM

heavy5

USA

1361 posts since 11/3/2016

Sitting here w/ the wife on this rainy day explaining RB --- means regular banjo ; TB --- tenor banjo , so she says IRB ? , irregular regular banjo , & I say , yes plenty of those , she says SRB ? , stolen regular banjo , I say , oh yes , those too !

Any you care to add ?

Edited by - heavy5 on 10/19/2020 12:05:20

Oct 19, 2020 - 11:39:46 AM
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1796 posts since 2/12/2009

LURB lousy unplayable regular banjo, trust me I have owned a few !

Oct 19, 2020 - 11:47:11 AM

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TPF and OPF come to mind as REAL Gibson banjo acronyms.  Actually, they are TLAs, since they don't make a word you can pronounce, which is what an acroynm really is.  Like SCUBA... (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus).

Edited by - The Old Timer on 10/19/2020 11:48:25

Oct 19, 2020 - 12:06:39 PM

heavy5

USA

1361 posts since 11/3/2016

OK Dick , I changed the title just for you , so you don't feel deviated .

Oct 19, 2020 - 12:33:03 PM
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1355 posts since 2/4/2013

The ones I usually see are the Gibson VEB (very expensive banjo) and the Gibson VOB (very overpriced banjo). And the NAG - Not A Gibson.

Oct 19, 2020 - 12:43:58 PM
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ChunoTheDog

Canada

428 posts since 8/9/2019

Can't forget BLOs...Banjo-like objects

Oct 19, 2020 - 1:04:05 PM
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2720 posts since 11/15/2003

How about the over used P.O.S.

( Plenty, Of, Sound,)

warp!

Oct 19, 2020 - 1:41:16 PM
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RioStat

USA

5307 posts since 10/12/2009

BSO.......Banjo Shaped Objects

Oct 19, 2020 - 4:57:38 PM

1950 posts since 1/4/2009

FGM- most common Gibson of them all, the Fake Gibson Mastertone

Oct 19, 2020 - 6:56:39 PM

KCJones

USA

966 posts since 8/30/2012

SOB - Smelly Old Banjo

Oct 19, 2020 - 7:23:36 PM
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11204 posts since 6/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by The Old Timer

TPF and OPF come to mind as REAL Gibson banjo acronyms.  Actually, they are TLAs, since they don't make a word you can pronounce, which is what an acroynm really is.  Like SCUBA... (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus).


TPF, OPF and TLA are initialisms: an abbreviation pronounced as individual letters, not a word.

TLA -- three-letter acronym -- is technically incorrect. If the abbreviation made up of the full term's first letters isn't pronounced as a word, it's not an acronym.

Oct 19, 2020 - 8:00:49 PM
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TLA is Three Letter Abbreviation in my comment.

Oct 20, 2020 - 4:20:50 AM
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1405 posts since 10/5/2006

My prewar is an RB-401K

Oct 20, 2020 - 7:29:10 AM

13454 posts since 10/30/2008
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RB 401K. Excellent!!!

Oct 20, 2020 - 10:39:55 AM

4214 posts since 6/15/2005

ATC - Archtop Conversion

Oct 20, 2020 - 11:48:39 PM
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482 posts since 2/5/2014

NAB Need Another Banjo

Which would make my husband say TMB
Too Many Banjos!

Oct 21, 2020 - 4:37:32 AM
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2310 posts since 10/17/2013

quote:
Originally posted by talljoey

NAB Need Another Banjo

Which would make my husband say TMB
Too Many Banjos!


I’ve been accused of making an idol out of liking and buying banjos. I digress.

Here’s one: BTIWBCA - Banjo That I Want But Can’t Afford

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