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Feb 27, 2021 - 9:29:21 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

56528 posts since 10/5/2013

This one gave me goosebumps. Looks like Don played his break in Bflat, no capo. 
youtu.be/nMa_F9Qbu8U


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 02/27/2021 21:31:27

Feb 27, 2021 - 10:32:29 PM
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RioStat

USA

5446 posts since 10/12/2009

Don's playing an archtop.

Anybody know anything about that banjo?

Feb 27, 2021 - 10:43:42 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

56528 posts since 10/5/2013

I wonder if it’s one of Ralph’s. Maybe he and Red didn’t have their instruments handy at that perhaps spontaneous recording or show.

Feb 27, 2021 - 11:25:51 PM
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banjoy

USA

9413 posts since 7/1/2006

There were a few gigs / appearances like this where Don and Ralph swapped banjos.

Is this one of those times maybe?

Feb 28, 2021 - 4:08:32 AM
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6032 posts since 10/13/2007

I don't think this is a banjo switch because the banjo Ralph is playing has no inlay in the first fret area which is common for the wreath pattern and also his shoulder strap looks consistent fit with other pictures.
Don is playing without a shoulder strap, so maybe Ralph loaned him a back up banjo. Also Red Smiley has no guitar. Maybe R&S did not have their instruments and maybe this was an impromptu gathering. Just guessing.
ken

ps.Maybe Don was wearing a strap. From this video with his Stelling I can see the type of strap he used and it may not be visible in the Gloryland video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq5uSxCfENA

pps. Sorry Chuck for parroting you. I didn't notice your post about R&S not having instruments.

Edited by - From Greylock to Bean Blossom on 02/28/2021 04:19:40

Feb 28, 2021 - 5:03:53 AM
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Emiel

Austria

9840 posts since 1/22/2003

I found this picture of Reno and Stanley with both archtop banjos:
 

Also this link: http://www.clinchmountainecho.co.uk/disc/mp0108.php

On this video, you can see the banjo quite well, it has a Fying Eagle inlay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd9j7QeOHqQ&feature=youtu.be

Edited by - Emiel on 02/28/2021 05:08:46

Feb 28, 2021 - 5:24:38 AM
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3555 posts since 7/12/2006

Legends all. May bluegrass never progress so far as to forget its roots

Feb 28, 2021 - 2:29:49 PM
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132 posts since 9/23/2019

I heard that whenever James Galway plays a concert with an orchestra, he brings extra gold flutes for the section flute players so they can match his tone. I would think that only classical musicians could be that fussy, but maybe Don used an archtop to better blend with Ralph?

Mar 1, 2021 - 6:48:48 AM
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Emiel

Austria

9840 posts since 1/22/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Emiel

I found this picture of Reno and Stanley with both archtop banjos:
 

Also this link: http://www.clinchmountainecho.co.uk/disc/mp0108.php

On this video, you can see the banjo quite well, it has a Flying Eagle inlay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd9j7QeOHqQ&feature=youtu.be


The picture I posted has disappeared…

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