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A warm welcome to all players of Irish Music on the Tenor Banjo.

Members: 1,264

This website was established in February 2010 & is dedicated to promoting the playing of Irish Music on primarily the Tenor Banjo, but also on the Tenor Guitar & the Mandolin.
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Timothy Ross replied to james's discussion mirror effect banjo head ???
"Could it be this one?   http://www.deeringbanjos.com/products/prism-banjo-head   If not contact Deering Banjos."
Quentin Page commented on Bernard Morgan's blog post Which banjo is best ?
"Which banjo is best would be personal to yourself,you really need to go and try different ones,don't be in a hurry,any banjo needs to feel comfortable to use and hold and the weight of it is a factor too,open back or resonator short scale or…"
Ady Jones replied to james's discussion EPIPHONE CONCERT RECORDING wanted ! .
"If you are still in the market for one of these rare banjos, go to www.emeraldbanjos.com then go to the contact us page and phone Graham who I believe has one that was a PX. Regards Ady @ Emerald"
Ady Jones commented on Bernard Morgan's blog post Which banjo is best ?
"Ok, the which banjo is best thing in my opinion is very bloody awkward, as our friend has Mr R Marshall has said CLAREEN banjos are excellent, and so they are.... But it's all dependent on what you are looking for, what you have in your pocket…"
Ady Jones left a comment for Brian Sturgeon
"Hi Brian, |With regard to your banjo left to you by your friend, (what a lovely gesture) I don't really know where to start... I can probably help you if you were to give me more info. Try and tell me all about it eg make model etc and…"
Ady Jones left a comment for Mick Giles
"Hey man, The speak thing was just a joke.. we're all generically funny buggers, I can type in Aussie but if you heard me speak with my Somerset accent you probably wouldn't understand a bloody word "blue", very odd dialect. I…"
Mick Giles left a comment for Ady Jones
"We all have an upbringing Ady and through text I can't hear you speak so you sound/read just fine to me. I probably sound strange to some in typing the way I think/speak (being an Aussie) but the main thing is we can all communicate and…"
Pedro O'Hanlon left a comment for Rob Sharer
"Are you the guy who makes wood bodied tenor resonator guitars. If so I'm interested in one. Thanks."
Brian Sturgeon left a comment for Ady Jones
"Hi Ady, I would be grateful for some advice about my banjo. I was given my current banjo by a friend as a present but I am a total novice so not sure it is set up properly. Should I experiment on doing this myself or do you think it would be better…"
Ady Jones left a comment for Brian Sturgeon
"Hi Brian, We all have to start somewhere, I'm no banjo player myself, I am privileged to say that I make banjos for Emerald, if you ever need any advice then feel free. Ady"
Ady Jones left a comment for Mick Giles
"Hi Mick, Nice to hear from you, I understand your wondering why I haven't picked up a banjo and just had a pluck, the reason is because I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I wouldn't be able to achieve a decent standard at my age, call…"
Ady Jones left a comment for Kit Wells
"Hi Kit, Hope you're cool.. Sounds like a pretty major conversion, personally I have no problem with adapting things for necessity sake, I'd be interested to hear how you did this and what you used. Regards Ady"
Jon Wood commented on Bernard Morgan's blog post Which banjo is best ?
"As an owner, I can certainly recommend Emerald"
Wee Jan posted a photo
Larry replied to Dec Flynn's discussion Banjo Pick-up
"I have tried the Fishman Rare Earth, Schatten BJ, but recently I fitted a McIntyre Feather BJ-60 and the result is amazing. The Fishman is great but it takes ages to get the shim in the right spot and it is quite expensive. I tried the McIntyre…"
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4 string tenor banjo review page

This group is designed to formulate impartial reviews and views of tenor banjos of all makes, old and new all are welcome here. The field is vast and anyone is welcome to post their own views and comments on any make and model of 4 string tenor banjo be it your own personal banjo or banjos you have played and have an opinion on.See More
Tommy Power and Ady Jones are now friends
Sep 24
Mick Giles left a comment for Ady Jones
"G'day from Oz Ady. We're off to a nice grammatical start. I've been a member here for a little while but have only visited the site a couple of times. Maybe that's because I haven't made any friends. Your my first, lucky…"
Sep 24
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Brian Sturgeon left a comment for Ady Jones
"Hi Ady, thanks for the friend request. I'm a real beginner to the banjo so it's nice to speak to people with a lot more experience than me."
Sep 23

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