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Jun 16, 2024 - 8:43:07 AM
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1731 posts since 4/29/2013

Before sending out my latest banjo (a low-bass 6-string fretless neck attached to an old 10" rim with steel band tone ring and goatskin head), I decided to record the modal version of this tune on it (from Marcus Martin and others, originally learning it from one of Christian Wig's recordings), given the ability to tune the low bass string to the bottom Bb note. I've tried this tune on a five-string tuned gDGCD, but didn't care much for the sound going up the neck. I decided to drop the low D down to Bb, and with a little 4th-7th fret stretching, it works for me. 

I got bit by the fiddle bug again in the last year (quite hard this time), and decided to build my own after owning four others in the last 10 or so years. It's a cornerless of my own drawing, ash body and neck with a spruce top, walnut fingerboard, tailpiece and top purfling. The ash (green ash) came from a very old tree on my grandparent's farm. The top and back started out as flat panels, heat bent to shape to put some arch in them with the top and back edges of the sides sanded/contoured to match. 


Edited by - Noah Cline on 06/17/2024 07:14:51

Jun 16, 2024 - 10:35:32 AM
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345 posts since 12/19/2017

Nice work. Both instruments sound great. Truly enjoyed watching your video.

Jun 16, 2024 - 7:23:43 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

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28088 posts since 6/25/2005

Well done on all counts. Thanks, Noah.

Jun 17, 2024 - 7:08:08 AM

1731 posts since 4/29/2013

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Originally posted by woodchips

Nice work. Both instruments sound great. Truly enjoyed watching your video.


Thanks! Glad you did. 

Jun 17, 2024 - 7:08:38 AM

1731 posts since 4/29/2013

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Originally posted by Bill Rogers

Well done on all counts. Thanks, Noah.


Thank you, Bill!

Jun 17, 2024 - 8:35:09 AM
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6111 posts since 3/6/2006

Great music and definitely some “American ingenuity “ at work there.

Jun 17, 2024 - 3:46:27 PM

1731 posts since 4/29/2013

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Originally posted by Laurence Diehl

Great music and definitely some “American ingenuity “ at work there.


Thanks, Laurence!

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