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Apr 18, 2021 - 6:27:30 PM
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Yesterday, I traveled 45 minutes north to Washington, PA to pick up the banjo I purchased from Hangout member LNP (Larry). I am now the proud owner of a '64 Gibson RB-175!

This is the first banjo I've owned without a resonator or a tone ring, but let me tell you, it packs a punch! Larry recommended stuffing the head. I've never stuffed the head on any of my banjos, and didn't really plan on doing it to this one... until I got it indoors. Will try to post a video later. It sounds great and plays buttery smooth. There's also a nifty little ebony fifth string capo made by Larry on it.


Apr 18, 2021 - 7:00:20 PM

39 posts since 2/18/2021

Congrats! looks great! I live just another 20 minutes north of Washington on I-79 in South Fayette. Any good old-time jam sessions in Morgantown?

Apr 18, 2021 - 8:07:27 PM

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Not that I know of. There was the Thursday night old-time jam (ludicrously advertised as "bluegrass") at the brew pub, but no idea if it's still going on. I disliked that jam's insular nature anyway.

Edited by - UncleClawhammer on 04/18/2021 20:12:52

Apr 18, 2021 - 8:46:09 PM

39 posts since 2/18/2021

I haven't been to any jam sessions for a long time, but heard an old-time session in Lawrenceville has started up again with social distancing. Pre-covid there was always a big Tuesday night bluegrass session at Moondogs pub in Blawnox, but don't know if that has started up again or not. Of course it might take me almost as long to drive to Blawnox as to Morgantown :^)

Apr 19, 2021 - 4:29:56 AM
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13941 posts since 8/30/2006

Now you're a Longnecketeer. When you feel like it, join fiddlersdream.org on Zoom.com on thursday nights at 6:30. That'as later in your time zone. Feel welcome.

I also dislike insular hedgehog mentality. I mainstream longneck into bluegrass.

Apr 19, 2021 - 6:08:38 PM

39 posts since 2/18/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Helix

Now you're a Longnecketeer. When you feel like it, join fiddlersdream.org on Zoom.com on thursday nights at 6:30. That'as later in your time zone. Feel welcome.

I also dislike insular hedgehog mentality. I mainstream longneck into bluegrass.


Thanks, I'll give it a try sometime

Apr 19, 2021 - 7:24:13 PM

39 posts since 2/18/2021

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Originally posted by Clutch Cargo
quote:
Originally posted by Helix

Now you're a Longnecketeer. When you feel like it, join fiddlersdream.org on Zoom.com on thursday nights at 6:30. That'as later in your time zone. Feel welcome.

I also dislike insular hedgehog mentality. I mainstream longneck into bluegrass.


Thanks, I'll give it a try sometime


Of course that comment was for UncleClawhammer and his new longneck Gibson... long may he enjoy it! Remember,  don't reply to BHO while driving folks! blush

Apr 20, 2021 - 7:59:33 AM

13896 posts since 10/30/2008

Congratulations!

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