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soapfoot

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Feb 21 17 1:37 PM

Gibson made at least a few electric banjos, too... there's one at Retrofret in Brooklyn right now. It has a charlie christian pickup.

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mikerivers

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Feb 21 17 3:35 PM

A banjo collector friend of mine found one of these a while back, along with the companion amplifier. From around 1937-38 I think. I worked on the amplifier and got it going after replacing a few vintage capacitors with some a little less vintage.

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scullyfan

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Feb 22 17 8:29 PM

I have recorded a few banjos along the way. I thought they sounded completely fine back then. Now I think they sound like,,,, well,,, banjos.

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tim halligan

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Feb 23 17 7:53 AM

The definition of a gentleman is someone who can play the banjo...but doesn't.

Meanwhile...

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tim halligan

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Feb 24 17 9:51 PM

Bagpipes always sound better from across a body of water.

As long as they're in Scotland, and I'm in Australia...then we're good.

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berolzheimer

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Feb 26 17 6:46 PM

I can't imagine that sounds much like a banjo without the bridge resting on a drumhead, but I bet it sounds cool.
I never disparage any instrument- they all have their place.  Even some of the truly awful things might make an interesting sound that is just the right thing on some record at some time.

Having the attitude that accordians or bagpipes or banjos are awful, or that a bass can only have 4 strings and has to say Fender on the headstock, only will close you off from creative possibilities when producing records.

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mikerivers

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Feb 26 17 8:48 PM

compasspnt wrote:
 I produced and recorded this on Alex Chilton a few years ago!
Alex Chilton - Guitar and Vocal
Terry Manning - Hofner Bass
Richard Rosebrough - Drums
Jeff Newman - Banjo

 


Was that Jeff Newman the pedal steel player?



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Feb 26 17 10:11 PM

mikerivers wrote:
compasspnt wrote:
 I produced and recorded this on Alex Chilton a few years ago!
Alex Chilton - Guitar and Vocal
Terry Manning - Hofner Bass
Richard Rosebrough - Drums
Jeff Newman - Banjo

 


Was that Jeff Newman the pedal steel player?


Yes it was! From Nashville.


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