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Offline Lone

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Wall Banjo
« on: May 16, 2010, 12:15:01 am »
Hello,

If you have ever wondered about any other use for bee frame wire, maybe a wall banjo is a solution.  The 3 smallest strings are stainless steel bee frame wire, the next are 5 wires wound together, and the largest string is boating cable.  I got the idea after seeing the musical fence at Winton.  I was going to try fencing wire, but it stretches too much.  I had a bit of help with welding and other input from the blokes here.  The length is exactly my height because I lay on the floor to measure it.  The pot is a wheelchair wheel, and the drumhead is colorbond steel.  Most of the material came from the local tip.




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I hope this answers your question about what I've been doing, Phil  :)

Lone

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Wall Banjo
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 12:19:04 am »
So how do you play it?  Standing in front of it facing it? :)
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Offline Lone

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Re: Wall Banjo
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 02:26:19 am »
Any way you like, Michael.  I have not read a book on how to play a wall banjo.  But as any banjo player knows, it might take a couple of weeks to build up those calluses on the fingers.

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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Wall Banjo
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 06:30:53 am »
Actaully, when I first saw the title, I thought it was the old trick of two nails, a wire and two pop bottles as an instrement...
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Offline bud1

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Re: Wall Banjo
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 01:18:03 pm »
when do I get my serenade Miss Lone; been missing your songs
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