Just a heads-up that Dear old Dad will be hosting a jam tonight from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the The Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church parish hall in Pocomoke City, MD.
I was hoping to be there with him, but the storm and my bad shoulder messed with my plans.
For more information on the jam give Dear Old Dad a call at (410) 968-3873.
Dear Old Dad with news from Crisfield Maryland.
Updates on the Banjo Blues Project,. Four Seasons on Brick Kiln Road and why I haven’t been playing much banjo lately.
My vintage Vega twelve inch tubaphone tenor banjo is on its way to California for conversion to a five string. I can’t wait to get this into Patrick’s hands. The old neck will be carefully put away along with the resonator so that the conversion can be reversed should the need arise. I wish that this old girl could talk. The stories would be amazing.
In other news.
I now (with Patrick’s prodding) have a Facebook account. I haven’t been this confused since I tried to rebuild the carburetor on my ’57 Chevy a long time ago. I will play around with the technology and if I don’t launch a rocket or disable a satellite it may be fun. Maybe this old dog has a few new tricks to learn.
Lots of neat stuff coming from Pik-Ware. Patrick will be updating as we gird our loins for a very busy 2014.
Be kind to one another
Peace to all,
Pat Costello (Dear Old Dad)
We have been getting some questions about banjo setup in the mail so Dear Old Dad asked me to re-post some old Daily Frail workshops that covered various points of banjo tinkering.
First from way back in 2008 we have a workshop covering changing a banjo head, stringing a banjo, placing the bridge and setting the neck angle.
From 2009, How to use a no-knot tailpiece for gut or nylon strings.
And last, but not least, from 2008, setting up a Morgan Monroe MNB-1W as both a resonator banjo and an open-back banjo.