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Offline TD4

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #325 on: August 11, 2015, 09:12:36 AM »
Simon. I would just like you to know how much I have enjoyed your production, both the Banjo and your posts. Wonderful!!.   Thank you.  Malcolm.

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #326 on: August 11, 2015, 01:39:11 PM »
I have this hazy memory that the instrumental in Deliverance was between a guitar and a banjo, but definitely could be mistaken.
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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #327 on: August 11, 2015, 02:12:39 PM »
Correct Steve  :thumbup:
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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #328 on: August 11, 2015, 03:06:56 PM »
I have this hazy memory that the instrumental in Deliverance was between a guitar and a banjo, but definitely could be mistaken.

Enjoy:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE</a>
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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #329 on: August 11, 2015, 07:52:44 PM »
I have been a banjo music fan for years. The song I was referring to was on a cassette that I played so much it began to squeal so loud I couldn't stand to play it any more. Might have been an
English tape, as I spent several years in the UK with the USAF. I hoped to find a way to convert it to CD or DVD, but now I can't find it.
The particular song was a Banjo solo, I believe the song game from a major movie sound track. But it was not from Deliverance, I have several versions of that sound track. It was fairly slow in rhythm, and a real enjoyable tune. I promise, if I find it, I'll post a link to it as I'm sure folks here would enjoy it. I really like the tune, that's why I wanted to hear Mr Heslop play it. It would demonstrate the tone of his creation beautifully, in my estimation. But, as I can't remember the name, or find the tape, I'm happy with what ever he chooses to play. Sorry for the hijack.

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #330 on: August 12, 2015, 05:33:04 AM »
Baggy Trousers ... Still a bit of a crap song without the bassline though.

That sounds like a good excuse to make a Bass Banjo!  :palm: :ddb:
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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #331 on: August 12, 2015, 01:04:04 PM »
Absolutely spledid build, congratulations!

Banjo picking intro on this Eagles track.

https://youtu.be/h5MPdVtj02s

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #332 on: July 03, 2016, 07:28:05 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFJXCeaPndk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFJXCeaPndk</a>

After almost a year I finally made the video. In all honesty it was largely those stupid title cards that put me off starting it for so long. I think they're okay on their own but it's totally not the right vibe for a video about a banjo. But for some reason I couldn't just drop them...

Anyways it wasn't so bad when I started actually working on the video. But I still feel like I could've/ should've done a better job for a video i've been sitting on for so long.

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #333 on: July 03, 2016, 08:19:06 PM »
First class stuff! I had no intention of watching a 30 minute video on how to build a banjo tonight, but that's exactly what I just did - and I loved every minute of it. I wonder how much other hand-made stuff out there is dead fancy because it's hiding mistakes? ;)

Many thanks for sharing that - warts and all - and that is a lovely instrument you've ended up with. Must be nice to just sit and play it occasionally, knowing you made the whole damn thing, including some of the tools you needed too!
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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #334 on: July 04, 2016, 12:34:48 AM »
great video and it sounds good. Having watched from the start the video seems quicker  :lol: Now just a small video with you playing foggy mountain. Next project a dulcimer maybe or a zither :lol:
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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #335 on: July 04, 2016, 02:52:45 AM »
Congratulations on finishing your Banjo. Only a tad over 12 months since your first post and well worth the wait. I'm sure others, like me, enjoyed watching the way you made stuff to make stuff to complete the build.
Covering mistakes? What mistakes? They are features, and let's face it, Being able to recover from our, "feature" making is what makes this hobby so fascinating.

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #336 on: July 04, 2016, 04:01:57 AM »
Simon,

Brilliant video and, as has been said already, well worth the wait.

Cheers.

Phil.
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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #337 on: July 04, 2016, 04:50:17 AM »
That was quite a journey. Well done.

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #338 on: July 04, 2016, 05:20:06 AM »
Thanks for all the kind comments!

great video and it sounds good. Having watched from the start the video seems quicker  :lol: Now just a small video with you playing foggy mountain. Next project a dulcimer maybe or a zither :lol:
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Pete

I had a longer video of me playing originally, but it was zoomed out and well... I have an awful concentration face! I recorded the new one a few days ago but i'm a bit out of practise with the banjo and fumbled almost all the songs I tried to play. Even the included clip has a couple of missed strings!

I think if I ever make another musical instrument it'll either be a resophonic guitar or a vibraphone. Or another banjo. But i've got alot of other stuff i'd like to do first.

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #339 on: July 21, 2016, 04:26:01 AM »
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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #340 on: July 21, 2016, 04:36:26 AM »
A well balanced and interesting video, showing ingenuity in overcoming the problems faced due lack of ideal machinery. Not thwarted by not having all the usual materials available, you have produced an instrument to be proud of. It sounds great, welldone.

                                                             Cheers David

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #341 on: July 21, 2016, 05:23:55 AM »
Pure genius. Hard to imagine anything that better represents the spirit of a Madmodder better than this thread.

Great video,I'm really impressed with your tenacity.  :bow: we're not worthy  :bow: we're not worthy  :)

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Re: Banjo Build
« Reply #342 on: July 21, 2016, 10:07:44 AM »
Thanks very much!