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Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine

Chet W. 19 Feb 00 - 09:27 PM
Willie-O 19 Feb 00 - 09:42 PM
DonMeixner 19 Feb 00 - 11:15 PM
Crowhugger 20 Feb 00 - 03:12 AM
Willie-O 20 Feb 00 - 09:36 AM
Chet W. 20 Feb 00 - 11:08 AM
Songster Bob 21 Feb 00 - 01:23 AM
GUEST 21 Jun 11 - 10:32 AM
Geoff the Duck 22 Jun 11 - 09:06 AM
PHJim 22 Jun 11 - 11:50 AM
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Subject: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: Chet W.
Date: 19 Feb 00 - 09:27 PM

If anyone knows, is there a difference between the banjeurine and the piccolo banjo? I've seen pictures of both and I cant tell the difference. Looking toward building these things.

Chet


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: Willie-O
Date: 19 Feb 00 - 09:42 PM

What the heck is either of them things?

Willie-O
who doesn't know any better...


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: DonMeixner
Date: 19 Feb 00 - 11:15 PM

I have a friend with a Piccolo, Its a 5 string about the same size as Soprano Uke. I saw a Bajo-rine at the Othaca Guitar Works, Its about the same size as a Baritone Uke. Does that help.

Don


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: Crowhugger
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 03:12 AM

I don't know if this will help you out but I've just GOT to show off my new-found skill in clicky-thingys!

You could try having a look at Musical Instrument Makers Forum . Perhaps also check out one heck of a creative luthier - it's a fun spot and there might be helpful info to boot.

I sure hope this clicky-business works - the test run went well, so here's hoping...


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: Willie-O
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 09:36 AM

Attagal Val/CH

THese just seem like odd monikers. So they're just different sizes of little 5-string banjoes--"piccolo" meaning the tiniest imaginable, and "banjeurine"--like, tambourine-size, or with extra jangly things...or just cause everybody wants to beat on it?

I got just one banjo and the wife won't let me sell it...

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: Chet W.
Date: 20 Feb 00 - 11:08 AM

Yeah, thanks. There's a beautiful piccolo for sale at Mandolin Brothers (nice picture) but it's above my means at this time.

Chet


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: Songster Bob
Date: 21 Feb 00 - 01:23 AM

The banjeaurine was the invention, I think, of S.S. Stewart, banjo kook and maker from Philadelphia. It was tuned a fourth above the longer, "tenor" banjo (what we think of as the "standard" banjo these days) and played the lead part in banjo orchestras. A piccolo banjo was even shorter, I think, and intended to be one octave above standard, if I have my facts straight. Now I'll go look at the links given above and see if I'm right.

Those links didn't help much, but this one should:

http://www.mugwumps.com/

There's a page on Stewart banjos including his tuning chart for the banjos, from piccolo to bass, including guitar, first and second banjo, and piano. I'm right -- the banjeaurine was tuned a fourth high, and the piccolo an octave.

Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 10:32 AM

Oh my god I wish I knew how to play my piccolo banjo


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 09:06 AM

I play mine (made by Helmut Rheingens) exactly the same as my full size banjo but an octave higher. It's essentially the same as playing with a capo at fret 12.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Piccolo Banjo/Banjeurine
From: PHJim
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 11:50 AM

Don't know about piccolo banjos, but the banjeaurine is like a regular banjer capoed at the fifth fret. If you play in open G, your banjeaurine would be open C. Double C would sound double F. Here's an old ad for an S.S.Stewart banjeaurine that I posted on the Banjo Hangout:
S.S.Stewart Banjeaurine Ad
If you click on the ad, you'll get a bigger picture.

I think Saga still makes a nice little banjeaurine. I think they call it a "pony banjo".


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