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Offline morning

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« on: Aug 28, 2008, 01:38:34 AM »
I took my Norma to have the resonator removed and got a chance to talk to my music store/repair guy. He's not too interested in banjos and wouldn't touch the spiking thing.
But he did tell me  This is a fine beginners banjo . It was created about 1960 in Japan. It is a fine instrument that will bring you many years of fun.
With Michael's suggestions of how to tighten up the 5th string gear, and a spare sock under the rod,I think I'll use this banjo proudly.
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Re: Norma not a pos after all
« Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2008, 01:17:49 PM »
I'm not sure you really want your daughter hanging with a banjo player anyway.  Although it could be worse, he could play the fiddle.  Anyway, it reminds me of the beautiful old grand piano in my paren's living room. 

If you get to trade your daugher for the banjo, I get to trade my parents for the piano.  But then I'd have to learn to tune and play it.  Naaaaa, however I have a couple teenagers I'd consider trading for the sock....

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Re: Norma not a pos after all
« Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2008, 04:43:19 PM »
I'm not sure you really want your daughter hanging with a banjo player anyway.
I take it morning has the banjo because he's NOT a banjo player. ;D

Score a few points, give banjo lessons to the Mom. Why not? :)
Not your mama, or Yo-yo Ma!

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Re: Norma not a pos after all
« Reply #3 on: Aug 29, 2008, 01:19:10 PM »
Banjos really like a thorough reboot.  Fit the tone ring, get everything seated right, tune the head, etc.  Brings out the best.

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Re: Norma not a pos after all
« Reply #4 on: Aug 29, 2008, 04:48:09 PM »
So, where do you go to get your banjo set up?
All I can think of is a good old time music store in the city... Denver has one called the Pickin' Parlor.

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Re: Norma not a pos after all
« Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 2008, 07:02:27 PM »
Unlike fiddles banjos are a bit more forgiving. Don't get me wrong they still should be set up right. This past weekend I was at a festival and saw the banjo player doing a field repair with a par of channel lock pliers just prior to going on stage. I don't think you can get away with that with a fiddle.  :o

 




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