The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137751 Message #3151674
Posted By: PHJim
10-May-11 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Rick Fielding's banjo
Subject: Rick Fielding's banjo
Many years ago, at a party, I borrowed a banjo from Rick Fielding. I noticed that he had moved the fifth string peg from the 5th fret to the 7th or 8th fret and filled the original hole with what looked like plastic wood. I meant to ask him about this, but got distracted and never did. I know Rick had many friends on the Mudcat Cafe (He was the one who told me about it) and wonder if any of you know his reasons for moving the peg.
Something else I noticed was the beautifully tooled leather strap on his banjo.