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Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !

Guy Wolff 16 Nov 11 - 11:27 AM
Zen 16 Nov 11 - 12:02 PM
Desert Dancer 16 Nov 11 - 12:17 PM
GUEST,999 16 Nov 11 - 12:19 PM
BTNG 16 Nov 11 - 12:25 PM
Guy Wolff 16 Nov 11 - 01:35 PM
Paul Reade 16 Nov 11 - 02:39 PM
Will Fly 16 Nov 11 - 02:45 PM
grold 16 Nov 11 - 03:17 PM
GUEST,999 16 Nov 11 - 04:13 PM
Guy Wolff 16 Nov 11 - 05:03 PM
VirginiaTam 16 Nov 11 - 05:32 PM
Bobert 16 Nov 11 - 05:33 PM
Guy Wolff 16 Nov 11 - 05:59 PM
GUEST,Jack Campin 16 Nov 11 - 07:04 PM
Bobert 16 Nov 11 - 07:37 PM
banjoman 17 Nov 11 - 05:20 AM
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Subject: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 11:27 AM

Hello to all my oldest and dearest friends here .. I have been using Youtube as a song circle for some years now . I met a great local banjo maker who has made great strides in researching James Ashborn the ct. banjo maker of the 1850-1860's . So lately he brought the most wonderful Guitar made from a hubcap . I have been calling it a "Hub-ar" as after the Canjo craz also found on the net ..   Really though it could make a wonderful home made banjo so I wanted to share the idea here with all the musicologists who would enjoy the idea the most .. Warning . Its electrified !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDEJwAUMY5c


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Zen
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:02 PM

Arrrrggghhh!

(;>)


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:17 PM

Fun, indeed! Nice playing, as always, Guy.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:19 PM

Man, if only I'd known. I stole a few hubcaps when I was a kid so's we could use them as frisbees--well, that stopped when I got caught by a cop who walked the beat. He booted my tush and when my ma found out I got a real lickin'.

That is not only a fine looking machine, but you sound good, Guy.

PS Found just the stage prop for you: STAGE PROP


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:25 PM

Hubcaps put to a useful purpose. Pete Flood, percussionist with Bellowhead uses hubcaps, fry pans, lids, toy instruments and an IKEA cutlery holder (with cutlery)to make a joyful noise.

Amazing playing Guy, thank you! :-)


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 01:35 PM

Guest <999 what a cool picture . Yes that on one end of the stage "listening to his master's voice " as they used to say would be classic ..    Thanks btng as well . & Becky !! Yours Guy


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Paul Reade
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 02:39 PM

I seem to remember in the 1960s there was a musician, could be from Bradford Yorkshire, who played a banjo he had made from a frying pan. Anyone remember him?


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 02:45 PM

That's a monster sound, Guy - great stuff!


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: grold
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 03:17 PM

How about a hubcap made from a banjo - now that would be worth seeing!


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 04:13 PM

Guy, I loved your slide on that. Very cool. How's the sound without it being plugged in? Also, neat that you did mt favourite RJ song. VERY very cool.


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:03 PM

Grold ,      David is talking about trying a 6 String Banjo ala the OT6 ( 5 banjo long strings and a 6th short ). Lots of bass sound .

Guest-999 The unplugged version is very nice but a little trapped as you might imagine and hard to capture on Youtube. ..

Willy Fly .. I know !!! You need to play the thing to really get it .. Its kind of closer to a Vincent then a Harley under the arm !


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:32 PM

want one


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Bobert
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:33 PM

Well, sheet fire... All resonator geetars got a big ol' hubcap in the center of them... But I like this guys... It's cool... Looks as if he used a fry pan for the body...

BTW, there's a video of me playing my Lowebow on my face book... It's made of a cigar box with two broomsticks for a neck... Anyone want to link it, fine... PM me and I'll try to get you hooked up to where it is...

B~


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:59 PM

Zen thats very good ! I didnt click on it till just now ... HA HA HA ha "Into the valley of .....no wait id that a banjo "   It would be great if behind the banjo player thre was an acordianist and then a banjo and then ><><><><> . Dante help ..


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 07:04 PM

I once met a percussionist/composer who made his living for about a year (okay, I suspect he supplemented it by dumpster diving) doing film music with an instrument he called the Mazdaphone. It was made from a Mazda hubcap fished out of a river, strung with springs from a Bullworker that he'd found in somebody's trash. The variety of sounds and rhythms he could get out of it by various scraping and banging techniques, together with a bit of clever sound studio work, was enough to emulate a whole percussion band.


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Bobert
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 07:37 PM

BTW, for those of you who are interested in home made instruments check out "Cigar Box Nation"... It's not all cigar box instruments...

B~


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: banjoman
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 05:20 AM

Hi - interested to read of all these home made instruments. I was challenged a few years ago to make a banjo from a Tefal frying pan.
Removed the handle and fitted an old banjo neck, using the pan mainly as a resonator. Tuned it up and it still plays great.My favourite comment at a gig when someone asked where my frying pan banjo was - "Couldn't bring it today cos its still in the dishwaher"


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Subject: RE: Making Home -Made Banjo from hubcap !
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 12:25 PM

I cant beleave It My video clips on Youtube just hit a total of 300.000 hits today . That may not be very many in the big picture but for Home Made Music its pretty great . Thanks for all the old friends here !! Between Mudcat and spell check my posts are a little more understandable then they were way back at the beginig of all this fun .. I still have to play some music with MAx. !!   All the best , Guy


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