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Thread #172218   Message #4167630
Posted By: beachcomber
15-Mar-23 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Bill Keith's mechanical banjo pegs
Subject: Tech: Bill Keith's mechanical banjo pegs
I rem talking to the late, great Bill Keith at a Bluegrass Festival back in the 1980s. He demonstrated those pegs that altered the string's note by a semitone. He was claiming then that they were a Bluegrass "invention". However, lately I read that the Irish Harp had similar pegs. I have seen harpists twist a peg or two when playing and had assumed that they gauged the amount of alteration by repeated use but, perhaps the modern instruments have a type of "Scruggs peg now as well ???