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Rodgers II

(TB-4: dp. 142 (n.); 1 l60 '; h. 16'l "; dr. 5' (srednja vrijednost); s. 25 k .;
cpl. 20; a. 3 1-pdrs., 3 tt .; cl. Podnožje)

Drugi Rodgers (TB-4) položio je Kolumbijac
Iron Works & Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, Md., 6. maja 1896; lansiran 10. novembra 1896., a 2. aprila 1898. zadužen za poručnika J. L. Jaynea.

Opremljen u Norfolku, Rodgers je počeo trenirati u Chesapeake Bayu sredinom aprila. 24. Kongres je objavio rat Španiji, a 5 dana kasnije torpedni čamac krenuo je za Karibe. Stigavši ​​u Key West 9. maja, ukrcala se na brodove koji su blokirali Havanu 21., ostala s njima do 23., a zatim je otplovila da se pridruži floti koja krstari sjevernom obalom Kube kako bi spriječila špansku flotu da dosegne blokirano jedinstvo iz istok. Zaposlena prvenstveno kao otpremni brod, početkom lipnja se vratila u Key West, da bi 15. ponovno krenula kako bi naslijedila poštu floti koja je konvojirala vojsku general -majora Shaftera u Santiago. Sastavši se 16., ostala je u snagama do 21., kada se preselila uz obalu u zaljev Guantanamo kako bi dostavila depeše. Dana 22. juna vratila se u Santiago na piket duž ulaza u luku, ali se 23. juna 22. juna vratila u Guantanamo na popravke. Kratko otpremanje prethodilo je drugom periodu popravke, 24. jula-14. avgusta, do kada je Rodgers primio naređenja nazad u Sjedinjene Države. Na Hampton Roadsu do 26., nastavila je prema New Yorku, stigavši ​​31. na remont dvorišta.

Torpedni čamac ostao je u luci veći dio sljedećih 8 godina, povremeno se puštajući u rad na kratke periode aktivne dužnosti s 3d torpednom flotilom i eskadrilom istočne obale. U sorinzu 1906. prebačena je u rezervnu flotu TorDedo, a 1. novembra je otpuštena iz službe u Norfolku.

Premješten u Charleston 1908., Rodgers je 14. maja 1910. raspoređen u pomorsku miliciju Massachusettsa. Od 8. juna, kada je isporučena u tu organizaciju, do 1916. vodila je krstarenja za obuku izvan Bostona duž južne obale Nove Engleske. Između 1916. i 1918. godine proširila je svoj raspon operacija i obavljala dužnosti obalne patrole sve do sjevera do Pomorskih provizija.

Preimenovana u Torpedni brod Coast br. 2, 1. kolovoza 1918., posljednji put je stavljena van pogona 12. ožujka 1919., izbrisana s popisa Navv 28. listopada 1919. i prodana američkoj tvrtki Rail & Salvage Corp., Newburgh, NY, 1920. godine.

Rodgers (DD-170) je preimenovan u Kalk (DD-170) 23. decembra 1918. godine.


Rodgers II TB -4 - Historija

"Za one koji misle da se sva značajna arhitektura proizvedena na Floridi 1920-ih i 1930-ih može naći u Miamiju, Miami Beachu, Coral Gablesu ili Palm Beachu, knjiga McClanesa dodaje novi grad-Winter Park-i još jedan arhitekta-James Gamble Rogers II-miješao se. Rogers je ostavio arhitektonsko naslijeđe stila, sofisticiranosti i stvarne supstancije. "-Donald W. Curl, autor knjige Mizner's Florida: American Resort Architecture

"Magična olovka" Gamble Rogersa čini lijepu umjetnost arhitekture. Njegova priča gradi zajednicu i daje dušu arhitekturi Floride. Svako ko pročita ovu knjigu htjet će se preseliti u Winter Park i živjeti u kući koju je dizajnirao Gamble Rogers. " --Elsbeth K. Gordon, autorica Kolonijalna arhitektura Floride

Ova dobro ilustrirana knjiga osvjetljava život i karijeru jednog od vodećih arhitekata Floride, čiji su elegantni domovi i estetika dizajna oblikovali arhitektonski karakter Winter Parka i utjecali na urbani razvoj u središnjoj Floridi.

James Gamble Rogers II (1901-1990) stvorio je domove poznate po svojim ljudskim razmjerima i proporcijama te po svojoj prikladnosti za okoliš. Ovaj rad ističe dvanaest ovih rezidencija dizajniranih za Winter Park, prelijepi mali grad u blizini Orlanda i sjedište arhitektonske firme porodice Rogers, Rogers, Lovelock i Fritz, koja danas postoji pod vodstvom Rogersovog sina. Genijalno zadovoljavajući posebne potrebe klime na Floridi-toplinu, vlagu, kontrolu termita i cirkulaciju zraka-rezidencije uključuju detalje iz različitih povijesnih stilova, uključujući ekletične i autentične karakteristike koje oponašaju narodne španjolske seoske kuće i vile.

Knjiga uključuje kritike svakog dizajna i njegove evolucije, pojedinosti o web mjestu i priče o životima i ukusima klijenata-muškaraca i žena bogatog i statusa koji su utjecali na burno doba bure na Floridi 1920-ih i 1930-ih . Brojni tlocrti, moderne i istorijske fotografije i Rogersovi crteži doprinose raspravi.

Knjiga takođe predstavlja zabavnu biografiju Rogersa, sa podacima o njegovom školovanju, istoriji firme koju je osnovao i njegovim porodičnim vezama sa arhitektonskom profesijom (njegov ujak i imenjak su dizajnirali više od 20 zgrada za univerzitet Yale). Opisuje njegov uspjeh u područjima vladine, vojne i univerzitetske arhitekture, uključujući i njegove projekte za zgrade na Rollins Collegeu u Winter Parku, te ocjenjuje njegov utjecaj na arhitekturu 20. stoljeća na Floridi i diljem zemlje.

Koautori Patrick i Debra McClane proučavali su Rogersove originalne crteže, obilazili njegove kuće i razgovarali s klijentima i članovima porodice. Patrick McClane je radio u firmi Rogers posljednjih godina arhitekte tamo i donosi ličnu povezanost sa ovim poslom. Njihova knjiga dokumentuje izuzetan doprinos arhitektonskom naslijeđu Floride, životu i radu čovjeka koji je stvorio stilske i poželjne domove i prepoznatljive javne zgrade.

S detaljnim dodatkom koji navodi datume i adrese za gotovo 275 kuća, od kojih je većina još uvijek sačuvana, rad će poslužiti kao konačan vodič za Rogersov rad u Winter Parku.

Patrick W. McClane je glavni arhitekta sa Smith and McClane Architects u Richmondu u Virdžiniji. Debra McClane je privatni konsultant za istoriju arhitekture i očuvanje istorije.

Uzorak poglavlja nije dostupan

"Zanimljiva i informativna knjiga koju biste mogli ponijeti za obilazak Winter Parka."
-The Villages Daily Sun

"Izvrsna biografska studija značajnog regionalnog arhitekte." "Preporučuje."
--Izbor

"Ovaj dobro istraženi tekst oduševit će početnike zainteresirane za arhitekturu, kao i čitatelja koji ima više znanja." „Autori ovog teksta ... donose sa sobom praktičan, ali i estetski pristup ... [i] imaju dobro razumijevanje svih aspekata koji čine evoluciju stila određenog arhitekta, kao i realističkog neophodnost rada sa klijentima. "
--H-NET pregled knjiga, H-Florida


9 Velike boginje

Kada su Europljani prvi put stigli u Novi svijet kasnog 15. i početka 16. stoljeća, koristili su napredne vojne tehnike za žurno osvajanje Sjeverne i Južne Amerike. No, donijeli su i velike boginje koje su imale važnu ulogu u ubijanju domorodaca Amerike.

Evropljani iz Starog svijeta imali su dugu istoriju življenja u bliskim prostorijama sa pripitomljenim životinjama, kao i hrane i pili iz sličnih izvora. To je dovelo do širenja mnogih bolesti. Ali oni koji su preživjeli razvili su impresivan imunitet na inače smrtonosne patogene. Ti su pojedinci bili među prvim doseljenicima u Americi, koji su donijeli male boginje na kontinente već 1520.

Zajedno s drugim bolestima Starog svijeta poput gripe i ospica, velike boginje su nastavile ubijati gotovo 90 posto indijanske populacije, daleko nadmašujući štetu nastalu kasnim srednjovjekovnim ratovanjem. Boginje su također bile opaki deformirajući agens, ostavljajući one zaražene vidljivim ranama po tijelu. [2]

Ubrzajte nekoliko stoljeća unaprijed, a velike boginje su jedna od samo dvije bolesti (druga je kuga goveđe kuge) koje je potrebno potpuno iskorijeniti iz ljudske populacije zbog napora u cijepljenju. Danas se boginje mogu naći samo u strogo čuvanim laboratorijskim postavkama.


Rodgers & Hammerstein

Neizbrisivi saradnici Velike američke pesmarice, kompozitor Richard Rodgers i tekstopisac Oscar Hammerstein II bili su jedan od najpopularnijih i najuticajnijih tekstopisackih timova u istoriji Brodveja. Obojica su imali karijeru visokog profila s drugim partnerima u pisanju prije nego što su se udružili u revolucionarni, muzičkom scenskom mjuziklu Oklahoma! Koji je osvojio Pulitzerovu nagradu, koji je otvoren na Broadwayu 1943. Po uzoru na Showboat iz 1927. (koji je sadržavao tekstove Hammersteina), to je pomoglo definirati "knjižni mjuzikl" stavljanjem pjesama vođenih likovima u kontekst dramatične radnje sa visokim ulogom. Za razliku od opereta, muzičkih revija i lakih muzičkih komedija iz prethodnog doba, oni su se u velikom dijelu svog rada bavili ozbiljnim društvenim pitanjima kao što su rasizam, klasicizam i seksizam, uključujući takve scenske klasike kao što su Južni Pacifik (1949.), Kralj i I (1951) i Zvuk muzike (1959). Zajedno sa Rodgersovim zapanjujućim, nezaboravnim melodijama i Hammersteinovim prirodnim, ali visoko strukturiranim tekstovima (Rodgers bi pisao muziku na Hammersteinove riječi), ovi i drugi hit Rodgers & amp Hammerstein mjuzikli pretvoreni su u holivudske filmove. Neke od njihovih najpoznatijih pjesama uključuju "Moje omiljene stvari", "Upoznavanje", "Neke začarane večeri", "Nikada nećeš hodati sama" i "Edelweiss".

Prije nego što je udružio snage s Oscarom Hammersteinom II, Richard Rodgers je proveo više od 20 godina kao polovina Rodgers & amp Harta s Lorenzom Hartom. Njihovi brojni mjuzikli na Brodveju uključivali su klasike poput A Connecticut Yankee (1927), Babes in Arms (1937) i Pal Joey (1940). "Blue Moon" i "My Funny Valentine" bili su među njihovim desetinama hit pjesama. U međuvremenu, Hammerstein je producirao hitove sa kompozitorima, uključujući Jeromea Kerna, naveden utjecaj Rodgersa. Uz doprinose ko-tekstopisca P.G. Najveći hit Wodehousea, Kerna i Hammersteina zajedno je bio Show Boat iz 1927., zasnovan na romanu Edne Ferber. Dvije filmske adaptacije Show Boat -a uslijedile su u narednih deset godina, a kantautorski tim osvojio je Oscara 1941. za "The Last Time I Saw Paris" iz filma Lady Be Good.

Zbog Hartova opadanja zdravlja početkom 40 -ih, Rodgers se udružio s kolegom iz New Yorka Hammersteinom za mjuzikl Oklahoma! Njih dvojica su ranije sarađivali tokom svojih dana kao studenti na Univerzitetu Columbia, uključujući i na Varsity Showu Fly with Me 1920. godine. Oklahoma! otvorena u Broadwayevom kazalištu St. James 31. ožujka 1943. Predstava je trajala više od pet godina i 2.000 izvedbi (tada rekordnih), osvojivši specijalnu Pulitzerovu nagradu 1944. Za to vrijeme Rodgers & amp Hammerstein uslijedio je još jedan Broadway hit, Carousel i muzički film State Fair, oba 1945. State Fair, jedini mjuzikl koji su Rodgers & amp Hammerstein ikada napisali za film, uključivao je "It Might As Well Be Spring", koji je osvojio Oscara za najbolji original Pjesma. Kao i mnoge njihove pjesme, bio je to deset najboljih hita te godine, ovaj put na ljestvici sa snimcima Dicka Haymesa, Sammyja Kayea i Paula Westona s Margaret Whiting. Za razliku od blagajničkih uspjeha njihove prve dvije predstave na Broadwayu, njihov manje poznati mjuzikl na trećoj sceni, Allegro, otvoren je u listopadu 1947., a zatvoren je u srpnju sljedeće godine. U lipnju 1948., Rodgers & amp Hammerstein bili su gosti u prvoj epizodi dugogodišnje estrade Eda Sullivana (tada nazvane Toast of the Town), zajedno s Deanom Martinom i Jerryjem Lewisom.

1949. godine, tim za pisanje pjesama vratio se na Broadway sa južnim Pacifikom. Zasnovan na romanu Jamesa Michenera Tales of the South Pacific, suočio se s rasnim predrasudama, ponajviše s pjesmom "Moraš biti pažljivo poučen". Njihov prvi mjuzikl koji se kvalifikovao za nagradu Tony Awards (osnovan 1947.), produkcija je osvojila nagradu za najbolji mjuzikl, najbolju muziku, najbolji libreto i sve četiri glumačke kategorije. Rodgers & amp Hammerstein podijelili su Pulitzerovu nagradu za dramu 1950. godine sa koscenaristom Južnog Pacifika Joshuom Loganom.

Otvoreno istražujući rasizam i seksizam, Kralj i ja, adaptacija romana Margaret Landon Anna i kralj Sijama, uslijedila je 1951. Odnijela je kući pet Tonija, uključujući najboljeg mjuzikla i najboljeg glumca za Yul Brynner. Uslijedili su s manje uspješnim brodvejskim mjuziklima Ja i Julija 1953. i Pipe Dream 1955. Nakon Oklahome! adaptiran je za veliko platno 1955., filmska verzija filma Kralj iz 1956. CinemaScopea i ja smo vidjeli Brynnera kako se ponavlja u ulozi u oskarovskoj predstavi. Filmska adaptacija Carousela također je objavljena 1956.

Jedini mjuzikl koji su napisali posebno za televiziju, Rodgers & amp Hammerstein's Cinderella emitiran je na CBS -u 31. marta 1957., na 14. godišnjicu Oklahome! U njoj je glumila Julie Andrews, koja je bila nominovana za Emmy za nastup na TV -u, kao i rezultat Richarda Rodgersa. Povratak na Brodvej, Rodgers & amp Hammerstein premijerno je izveo Flower Drum Song, mjuzikl sa azijskom glumačkom ekipom, 1958. godine. Te godine od Južnog Pacifika napravljen je holivudski film u kojem igraju Rossano Brazzi i Mitzi Gaynor.

Vjerovatno najdraži mjuzikl Rodgersa i Hammersteina, The Sound of Music pokazao bi se kao njihova posljednja saradnja. U pozadini austrijskog Anschlussa iz 1938. godine, otvoren je na Broadwayu 1959. godine i osvojio je pet nagrada Tony, uključujući i najbolji muzički. "Edelweiss" je postala posljednja pjesma koju je tim napisao zajedno kada je Oscar Hammerstein umro od raka želuca u kolovozu 1960. Filmska adaptacija pjesme "Flower Drum Song" objavljena je 1961. godine prije nego što je verzija verzije "The Sound of Music" stigla u kina u martu 1965. godine. S Julie Andrews u ulozi Marije, to je bio film s najvećom zaradom godine i osvojio je pet Oscara, uključujući i najbolji film.

Richard Rodgers nastavio je komponovati pjesme i nakon 1960. godine, producirajući mjuzikle sa Stephenom Sondheimom (1965. Do I I Hear a Waltz?) I Martinom Charninom (1970. Dva po dva), između ostalih, do njegove smrti 1979. Rodgers & amp Hammerstein bili su počašćeni sa SAD -om poštanske marke 1999. godine, a njihove pjesme izdržavaju prema često izvođenim američkim standardima. Njihovo naslijeđe u kazalištu može se ilustrirati oživljavanjem Broadwaya, između nekoliko drugih produkcija, Zvuka muzike 1998., Južnog Pacifika 2008., Kralja i ja 2015. i Oklahome! u 2019.


Zakonodavstvo koje stvara Ženski vojni korpus postaje zakon

15. svibnja 1942. zakon o osnivanju ženskog korpusa u američkoj vojsci postaje zakon koji stvara ženski korpus pomoćne vojske (WAAC) i daje ženama službeni vojni status.

U maju 1941. godine, predstavnica Edith Nourse Rogers iz Massachusettsa, prva kongresmenka ikada iz Nove Engleske, uvela je zakone koji će omogućiti ženama da služe u vojsci na neborbenim položajima. Rogers je bila dobro prilagođena takvom zadatku tokom mandata svog supruga Johna J. Rogersa kao kongresmena, Rogers je bila aktivna kao volonterka za Crveni križ, Žensku prekomorsku ligu i vojne bolnice. Zbog rada na inspekciji terenskih i osnovnih bolnica, predsjednik Warren G. Harding 1922. godine imenovao ju je za svog ličnog predstavnika za inspekcije i posjete veteranskim bolnicama širom zemlje. Na kraju je imenovana u Odbor za pitanja veterana i#x2019, kao predsjedavajuća 80. i 83. kongresa.

Prijedlog zakona o stvaranju Ženskog korpusa pomoćne vojske neće biti usvojen godinu dana nakon što je uveden (bombardovanje Pearl Harbora bio je veliki poticaj). No, konačno, WAAC -ovi su dobili službeni status i plaću, ali još uvijek nisu sve beneficije dodijeljene muškarcima. Hiljade žena se prijavilo u svjetlu ovog novog zakona, a u julu 1942, “uxiliary ” je izbačen iz naziva, a Ženski vojni korpus, ili WAC, primio je pune beneficije vojske u skladu sa svojim muškim kolegama.

WAC -ovi su obavljali veliki broj poslova, ȁOpuštanje muškarca za borbu, ” kao vojska, koja je bila osjetljiva na sumnje javnosti u žene u vojsci. Ali ti su se poslovi kretali od službenika do radijskog operatera, električara do kontrolora letenja. Žene su služile u gotovo svim teatrima angažmana, od Sjeverne Afrike do Azije.

Trebalo bi proći do 1978. prije nego što se vojska seksualno integrirala, a žene koje su učestvovale samo kao pomoćna ruka u vojsci postale bi povijest. Tek će 1980. godine 16.000 žena koje su se pridružile ranijim WAAC -ovima dobiti boračke beneficije.


Historijski snimak

Sjevernoamerički zrakoplovni T-6 teksaški napredni trener bio je učionica za većinu savezničkih pilota koji su letjeli u Drugom svjetskom ratu. Mornarica nazvala SNJ, a britansko kraljevsko zrakoplovstvo Harvard, napredni trener AT-6 dizajniran je kao prijelazni trener između osnovnih instruktora i taktičkih aviona prve linije. Preimenovan je u T-6 1948.

Sve u svemu, T-6 je u periodu od 25 godina obučio nekoliko stotina hiljada pilota u 34 različite zemlje. Proizvedeno je ukupno 15.495 aviona. Iako najpoznatiji kao trener, T-6 Texan je takođe osvojio počasti u Drugom svjetskom ratu i u prvim danima Korejskog rata.

Teksašanin je evoluirao iz kompanije & rsquos BC-1 osnovni borbeni trener, koji je prvi put proizveden za zračni korpus američke vojske s fiksnim stajnim trapom 1937. prema ugovoru koji je zahtijevao 177 aviona. Sjevernoamerikanci su prototip NA-49 dizajnirali kao jeftin trener sa mnogim karakteristikama lovca velike brzine.

Iako nije bio tako brz kao lovac, bilo ga je lako održavati i popravljati, imao je više upravljivosti i bilo je lakše za rukovanje. Pilot & rsquos avion, mogao se kotrljati, Immelmann, petljati, okretati, snap i vertikalno. Dizajniran je da pruži najbolju moguću obuku u svim vrstama taktika, od kopanja do bombardiranja i borbe pasa iz zraka. Sadržavao je takvu svestranu opremu kao što su police za bombe, instrumenti za slijepo letenje, pištolji i standardne kamere, fiksni i fleksibilni topovi i gotovo svaki drugi uređaj kojim su morali upravljati vojni piloti.


6. Razeri iz Las Vegasa

Pakeri dobijaju: QB Derek Carr, izbor u prvom krugu 2022., izbor u drugom krugu 2022., izbor u prvom krugu 2023

Raideri dobijaju: Rodgers, izbor za četvrto kolo 2023

Na neki način, Raidersi imaju smisla kao mjesto sletanja za Rodgersa. Jon Gruden nazvao je to što ga 2005. nije sastavio s Bucsom "jedno od najvećih žaljenja u mom životu". Raidersi imaju hvatače propusnica za rad s Darrenom Wallerom, Johnom Brownom i prvoligašem Henryjem Ruggsom 2020. Iako Carr nije bio problem s njihovim timom, Rodgers je drugačiji kalibar beka. Prelazak u Vegas doveo bi ga do kratkog leta u južnoj Kaliforniji, gdje radi zaručnica Shailene Woodley i gdje je "Opasnost!" je snimljen. Da je Rodgers zapravo htio istovremeno braniti NFL tim i voditi igru, Vegas bi bio sljedeća najbolja lokacija osim Los Angelesa.

U isto vrijeme, međutim, nisam siguran da Raideri odgovaraju onome što bi Packersi htjeli izvan premještanja Rodgersa u AFC. Na spisku u Las Vegasu nema mnogo onoga što bi željeli natrag u trgovini. Raidersi imaju nekoliko igrača koje neće htjeti zamijeniti (Waller i njihovi nedavni izbori na draftu) i hrpu besplatnih agenata koji nisu izgledali dobro na svojim trenutnim plaćama. Vegas može ponuditi odabir nacrta, ali trgovina bi podrazumijevala da će se ti odabiri vratiti negdje u 20 -ima.

"Ne mogu shvatiti da [Aaron Rodgers] nije u Green Bayu", rekao je u subotu trener Packersa Matt LaFleur. AP Photo/Morry Gash, Datoteka

Carr bi se vratio do Packersa, dijelom i zato što nema mjesta za njega da ode negdje drugdje. Svaki tim u ligi je ili zaključan u veteranskog beka ili u mladog prolaznika na osnovu novajlije. Jedini izuzetak mogu biti suparnički Broncos, koji vjerovatno neće trgovati unutar odjeljenja, i Sveci, koji si ne mogu priuštiti Carra. Ostalo mu je dvije godine i nešto manje od 40 miliona dolara do ugovora, pa bi Packersi mogli otići s Carrom 2021. prije nego što će se preseliti u Love 2022. Carr bi mogao imati neku trgovačku vrijednost sljedeće godine ako igra dobro u Green Bayu, ali zaista ne bi Ne vrijedi više od izbora u kasnoj rundi u sklopu ovog dogovora.

Mislim da bi Packers ovo učinili samo ako su zaista bili uvjereni da Rodgers više nikada neće igrati za njih. Carr bi im dao priliku da ostanu konkurentni 2021. ako ne misle da Love nije spremna, ali ovo bi najvjerovatnije bio jednogodišnji najam prilično dobrog beka i hrpa kasnih izbora u prvom i drugom krugu. Ostali timovi imaju zanimljivije bekove, igrače koje bi Packersi htjeli na drugim pozicijama i/ili uzbudljivije izbore draftova koje bi poslali u Green Bay. Da je Rodgers imao klauzulu o zabrani trgovine, moguće je da bi mogao usmjeriti put do Las Vegasa. Osim toga, osim ako ne žele samo uništiti konkurenciju i ponuditi godine izbora u prvom krugu, mislim da nisu u mogućnosti dati najbolju moguću ponudu.



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Stranica: 1 & nbsp & nbsp2 & nbsp & nbsp

Pa sam pomislio da bi bilo zabavno vidjeti koji su banjo u našim životima bili apsolutno najbolji i apsolutno najgori, plus oni koji su nam "govorili" kao što to nije činio nijedan drugi bendžo.

Najgori banjo koji sam posjedovao ili svirao bio je moj prvi, za koji sam, u vrijeme kada sam ga kupio, mislio da je najbolji bendžo za početnike. Ovo je bio boca Oscar Schmidt OB-5. Dobio sam to uglavnom dijelom zbog djevojke koju sam poznavao koja je svirala bendžo, naime Randyl McKinney iz Moundridge KS. Takođe joj dugujem veliku zaslugu kao glavnu inspiraciju iza moje želje i na kraju da postanem napola pristojno zvuči bendžo.

U svakom slučaju, ovaj Oscar Schmidt OB-5 bio je tako loš instrument da se pitam kako sam uopće uspio s njim. Udice su bile bezvrijedne. Počnite pritezati matice, a kuka počinje ispravljati odmah nakon toga. Nije mi bilo žao što sam to pustio.

Drugi najgori bio je još jedan poklopac boce, Melody plus openback za koji sam izradio prirubničke dijelove (slične Deering Bostonu) i stavio rezonator na njega. Poklonio sam ga svom prijatelju. Nakon ovoga, banjos koje sam dobio/posjedovao poboljšao je kvalitetu jer sam naučio više o tome šta tražiti i izbjegavati u inače & quotgreat & quot cjenjkanju.

Četvrti najbolji bio je Deering Intermediate iz 1980. koji sam prodao ranije ove godine. Ovo je bio moj prvi pravi uvid u dobru staru kvalitetu SAD -a od kompanije Deering Banjo. Ovaj banjo dobio sam od eBay -a, od jedne gospođe u Agri, u redu, i skupao sam ga sa Keith tjunerima iz Dereka Uskrsa i Shubb kliznim capo -om, pa čak i stavio prilagođeni RK naplatak u njega (nemam pojma da li je RK obod je još uvijek u njemu.)

Smiješno je to što je član BHO -a kojem sam ga prodao rekao da i on & quotkinda želi jedno & quot; u temi koju sam objavio prije nego što sam (prije njega) postao vlasnik, 23. septembra 2015. Bio sam iznenađen i zadovoljan da mu ga proda. Siguran sam da uživa jednako kao i ja.

Treći najbolji bio je prototip Deering Maple Blossoma koji sam kupio prošle godine, a koji se trenutno nalazi u Greeleyu, CO. Ovo je bio prilagođeni banjo (jedan od pet) koji je izgradio Landon Unruh iz dijelova Deering/Gibson, u dolini oraha Festival u Winfield KS, prije nekoliko godina. Za njega sam kupio prsten Tenn.20 od Mikea Masona i taj prsten je zasigurno poboljšao bendžo. Na njega sam stavio i RK rezonator i set Peters D-tunera (od člana BHO-a Klegra.)

Drugi najbolji je moj Gibson Epiphone iz 1966. godine, o kojem sam (i još uvijek jesam) pretraživao internet za bilo kakve historijske podatke. Ovaj banjo iza sebe ima mnogo zanimljivih, a ponekad i zbunjujućih istorija. Imao je nekoliko vlasnika iz Michigana i Massachusetta i mijenjao je dijelove (čak je i sklop lonca zamijenjen nekoliko puta, a ja nemam pojma niti slutim gdje je ili je bio originalni sklop, niti zašto je izvađen (!)) godine prije nego što sam ga posjedovao već više od godinu dana (30. novembra 2017. bio je kada je stigao.) Vozač UPS -a skoro se odvezao s njim, morao sam ga pitati ima li u kamionu nešto za & quot; Luke Myers & quot! Srećom, pronašao je kutiju (prekrivenu finim slojem prašine koja je udarila okolo) i dobio sam bendžo! Kao da sam otvarao vremensku kapsulu kad sam otvorio kućište, i osjećao sam se kao da se osvrćem na potpuno drugo vrijeme, jer se bendžo neko vrijeme nije svirao. Svi metalni dijelovi su bili pocrnjeli, ali sam ih u kratkom roku dobro izgledao.

Epiphone je trenutno opremljen pozlaćenim Keith tjunerima i šiljcima na sedmim i desetim pragovima.

Za više informacija o ovom bendžu pogledajte nit & quot; Stranica s poviješću za Kalamazoo Epiphone, serijski broj 427538 & quot.

I na kraju, prvi najbolji je banjo koji sam upravo završio, Sigma Martin SB-800/Epiphone MB-500/Deering Goodtime hibridni Masterclone. Ovaj banjo je izvorno (i sa svojim originalnim dijelovima) bio u vlasništvu pojedinca koji je išao na 25. i 27. festivale Walnut Valley, u septembru 1996. i 1998. Našao sam ovaj banjo (u nepromijenjenom, originalnom stanju) u lokalnoj zalagaonici i bio u mogućnosti zamijeniti jedan od mojih banjosa za to.

Zasad ima vrat Sigma Hearts and Flowers (i rezonator) na prilagođenom višeslojnom Deering Goodtime loncu od breze/javora (izrezan prošlog petka za OPF i melodični prsten) na kojem je instaliran JLS #12 prsten, i Purcell 5/8 Gym Floor most, plus šiljci i normalni (ne pozlaćeni) Keith tjuneri iz Tima Davisa. Jedini kineski dijelovi (!) Su prirubnica, matice, kuke i zatezni obruč i rep iz MB-500.

Ovaj bendžo je bolji od svih koje sam posjedovao do sada i sigurno ima odličan zvuk. Ovaj bendžo posvećen je kao počast velikom poslu koje je Arthur Hatfield obavio za mnoge sretne vlasnike Hatfield banjoa.

Što se tiče najboljeg bendža koji ne posjedujem, ali sam svirao, to bi moralo biti zlatna era Deeringa. To je jedan lijepi banjo.

Za one koji se možda pitaju zašto ja ne znam toliko o Gibsonsima kao neki, razlog je taj što moja lokacija nikada nije bila leglo vlasnika Gibsonovih ravnih glava, a da ne govorim o prijeratnim vlasnicima Gibsona. Jedini Gibson koji sam ikada igrao je moj Epiphone iz 1966. godine, a jedini Masterklonovi/Mastertonovi koje sam posjedovao su prototip cvijeta javora, Deeringova "Zlatna klasična kopija" koju sam zamijenio za 66 Epiphone (najbolja trgovina koju sam ikada napravio), banjo koji je došao zajedno s mojim Epiphoneom (ovaj banjo bio je Gibson dijelovi banjo sa crnim tankim obodom koji NIJE pripadao Epi-u kako se prvotno mislilo), Gold Star GF-85 koji sam posjedovao vrlo kratko, Epiphone iz 1966. godine, prilagođena Gibsonova predratna konverzija (koristeći predratni lonac za plektrum) i moj trenutni prilagođeni Masterclone.

Vlasnik sam, bez određenog redoslijeda:

Dva nefunkcionalna domaća banjoa (ili izgorjela ili nedostaju dijelovi), Oscar Schmidt OB5 (zatvarač), Melody Plus Openback (zatvarač), Fender FB-54, 1980 Deering Intermediate, Hondo Masterclone (nije baš dobar klon!), Iida 231 TPF banjo, predratni Gibson plektrum, prijeratni Gibson plektrum, prototip Deering Maple Blossom, zlatna zvijezda GF-85, snimač King RK-20, japanski epifon EB-99, Johnsonov početni banjo, Epiphone MB-250, Contessa banjo, Custom Deering Boston banjo, Deering Golden Classic Copy, Epiphone MB-500, Sigma SB-800, stariji Deering Goodtime (MB-500, SB-800 i Deering Goodtime dio su mog najnovijeg prilagođenog banjo-a) i Gibson dijelovi banjo. 23 banjosa ukupno.

Uredio - bluegrassbanjopicker 12.2.2018 18:34:30

Paul R - Objavljeno - 12/02/2018: 17:57:41

Ovo nije lak izbor. Imao sam nekoliko banjoa koji su mi dali, svi sa četiri žice. Dvoje njih je "nestalo" iz moje škole. Jedan je bio Slingerland banjo-uke sa napuklom daskom. Možda je najgori bio moj prvi banjo, "Lero" petožilni otvoreni leđa s poklopcem, uskog grla, ali mogao je zvučati napola pristojno. Stavio sam ga na travnjak kada smo se preselili iz Toronta '02. Čudno, prije nekoliko godina kupio sam Silvertone za pedeset dolara i ima prilično pristojan zvuk

Napravio sam veliku grešku kada sam trgovao najboljim, ranim otvorenim leđima Jakea Neufelda, sa dovoljno širokim vratom da lako igra. Trenutno mi je najbolji banjo s liberty dijelovima koji je zamijenio Neufeld. Postavljen je za igru ​​Old Time.

dfwest - Objavljeno - 12/02/2018: 18:18:27

Najgore: Kay iz ere 1960 -ih. Najbolje što mogu reći o tome je da se moglo igrati.

Najbolje: Bob Flesher Quadrille otvorena leđa. Još uvijek posjedujem ovu.

Banjo za kojim mi je najviše žao što sam ga prodao bio je vrlo stari Dobson u odličnom stanju.

pjfolino - Objavljeno - 12/02/2018: 18:37:54

Najbolje: Kravata između Stelling Staghorn -a iz 2013. (nažalost prodato) i mog trenutnog Stelling Sunflower -a iz 2018. godine.

Drugo najbolje: Veza između konverzije TB100 iz 1964. i RK35 iz 2012. - i dalje posjedujete oboje.

Najgore: nikad nisam svirao bendžo za koji sam mislio da je potpuno grozan. Općenito, sve što je dobro postavljeno nije loše. Moj Deering Eagle II nije bio tako dobar kao što je trebao biti po cijeni, IMHO.

revellfa - Objavljeno - 12/02/2018: 20:27:56

Najbolji koji sam ikada posedovao. to je teško. Ali rekao bih.

#1 1927 PB-4 Konverzija bez lučnog prstena sa rupom. Ton i snaga su bili odlični.

#2 2004 Deering Golden Wreath-ovaj bendžo je svirao sam, a i zvučao je prilično dobro.

#3 2012 Nechville Vintage model. Najbolja kombinacija tonova i sviranja koju sam ikada vidio. Ostao sam usklađen od dana kad sam ga dobio pa ga se riješio i ljuljao mikrofon i studio kao ničija stvar.

Nikada nisam svirao bendžo koji mi se nije dopao. Svi oni imaju šta ponuditi. Morat ću ipak razmisliti o ovome. Siguran sam da sam popio limun ili dva.

jswkingsfield - Objavljeno - 12/02/2018: 22:37:28

Najgore-hah, to je lak odgovor, moj prvi, poklopac za flaše za početak, Fender FB-54. Dovoljno dobro za početak učenja i želite zvučati bolje, ali njegova ograničenja postaju jasna nakon otprilike 8 mjeseci. Barem je to bila najjeftinija kupovina mojih bendža. Nije zapravo greška u instrumentu, to je zaista sve ono što je trebalo postići.

& quotBest & quot je teška. Imam nekoliko koje rotiram, ovisno o raspoloženju, svaka je malo drugačija. Isprobao je hrpu izvrsnih instrumenata koji su iz ovih ili onih razloga izbačeni, ali nijedan od njih nije bio loš. Nedostaje mi Gibson RB-4 iz 2004. godine, tako slatkog zvuka oraha, ali leđa nisu mogla podnijeti dodatnu masu tog.

Uredio - jswkingsfield 12.2.2018 22:38:19

dr4dpet - Objavljeno - 12/03/2018: 00:16:51

Posjedujem samo dva banjoa, ali nisam smatrao da je moj MasterCraft od 300 dolara, kineski uvoz loš.

Ipak, nema sumnje da je bolji od ova dva, daleko najbolji Recording King R80 koji sam uzeo osam mjeseci nakon što sam počeo svirati. Pretpostavljam da bi se to moglo smatrati dijelovima za bendžo jer mi je originalni vlasnik rekao da je zamijenio melodije. RK prsten zamijenjen je pozlaćenim Huberom HR30, rekao je Artur Hatfield. Također je zamijenio kuke i matice, naslon za ruke i rep za pozlaćene. Sviđa mi se kontrast između zlatnih i nikalnih dijelova. (Moram još rastaviti lonac da provjerim da je prsten ono što je rekao.:->)

Uredio - dr4dpet 12.3.2018 00:19:46

phb - Objavljeno - 12/03/2018: 01:09:25

Polako! Najgori je moj prvi, Rover RB-35, za koji sam mislio da je Recording King RK-35, kojeg su svi toliko hvalili. Najbolji je moj drugi banjo, Recording King RK-75.

Najbolji bendžo koji sam skoro svirao bio je Gibson Bruna van Hoeka (RB-1). I didn't dare touch it when he offered me to play it, hence the "almost" (I really don't feel I could make such a great banjo justice with my playing). We did a blindfold test at the "Banjoree" this year with many great banjos in the lot and even though they all sounded really good, I selected his as the clear winner (I think we had ten banjos, I rated them all the same except for Bruno's which was notably better and one which I rated worse which turned out to be an open back).

RB3WREATH - Posted - 12/03/2018: 03:50:48

the worst was an old english banjo with a tunnel 5th string and the best are the pre war RB flatheads

pickn5 - Posted - 12/03/2018: 04:05:12

My first banjo was a Hondo, however, it was free and got me started.

My current banjo is also the second one I've owned. Its a 2007 Deering Sierra I bought used. So far, its a keeper.

hoodoo - Posted - 12/03/2018: 04:25:02

The worst was by far the first one that I owned, an entry level "Alabama". The hooks on the rim fell off regularly, the strings were a real pain to change.

beegee - Posted - 12/03/2018: 04:35:28

I will not own a bad banjo. Among the ones I own, My 28 Granada is my favorite, but I like to swap around among them all.

There are plenty of terrible banjos out there. I try to avoid playing any of them.

Texasbanjo - Posted - 12/03/2018: 04:47:20

Worst: my first banjo. An entry level Iida, no tone ring, tinny sound, hard to keep in tune, but it did help me learn. A friend gave my husband a Bentley banjo. Another entry level, no tone ring, awful sounding.

Next best: Dale Small made me a banjo years ago that had a neck that was 3" shorter and narrower and thinner than a normal banjo. Worked great for me while my arthritis was acting up. Had a good tone ring, good workmanship and sounded pretty good. I still have it.

Best: My Stelling Masterpiece, of course. So far, I haven't played anything that compared except another Stelling.

mhammer - Posted - 12/03/2018: 08:37:42

I have not owned a bad banjo.

My first banjo was an open-back Vega, but it didn't fit 3 finger style (to me at least).

Next Best: There are several that are close, but I have traded many away. Right now, it's a Yates custom, inspired by Crowe's "Banger".

Best: 1929 TB3 Double Conversion with a Burlile Ring Added.

RB3 - Posted - 12/03/2018: 09:26:23

The worst was my first banjo. The name on it was "Kent". I suspect it was made somewhere in Asia. I bought it in a pawn shop in 1966 for $40.

I worked on Cripple Creek for about 6 months, but it never sounded quite like the Cripple Creek on the records I owned. One day I went into the Hocking Valley Music store in Athens, Ohio. There was a nice looking Ode displayed on a music stand and I asked the proprietor if it was okay to play it. He said it was okay as long as I didn't scratch the resonator with my belt buckle. That was the first time that I actually recognized that I was playing Cripple Creek. That was a real epiphany.

The best is the banjo that I have now. It's a Gibson RB3 flat head made in the thirties.

I can't even remember what happened to the "Kent".

CW Spook - Posted - 12/03/2018: 10:06:26

I suppose the worst banjo was my first a long-neck, brand I don''t remember, that I bought at the BX in Hakata, Japan. I never was able to teach myself much of anythng and had no local teacher, so I ended up trading it for some ham radio equipment after I got back to the states a couple of years later. Second worst was the banjo that actually got me started picking again an unremembered name, aluminum pot Asian that I bought from the local pawn shop for $50.

My 'best' banjo from a traditional standpoint is my Deering Hartford that was my 3rd banjo. I still have it. When I bought it I thought I wanted to do Scruggs style picking, but my tastes changed after a trip to Merlefest. I set the Hartford up for a better old-time sound, with Nylgut strings and a John Balch skin head. It's a great banjo, but heavy for me, so it doesn't get played as much as my 1930 Vega Little Wonder with a Jeff Menzies/Wyatt Fawley flush-fret neck. Then I've got a couple of minstrel-style banjos, one by Jay Moscella, and a very early Brooks Masten. I expect my truly best banjo will be the one Ken LeVan is building for me a 12", A-Scale lightweight. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Judgejeb - Posted - 12/03/2018: 13:17:54

Worst- old kay with a skin head that had been through a fire (my first)
Best- 1990 Gibson RB-4 that I own now.

doryman - Posted - 12/03/2018: 13:18:15

Sometimes it's not that a banjo is "bad" or the "worst," it's just that we (hopefully) get better and the banjo becomes a limiting factor. That's not to say that there aren't bad instruments out there. I remember my first guitar my father bought for me when I was a boy. It was actually unplayable. I think the strings were about half an inch above the frets! I didn't know any better at the time and I thought it was me until I took a lesson and had the opportunity to play my teacher's guitar (Pro-tip and key to a happy life, never play an instrument you can't afford and never look through a rifle scope you can't afford either). I still own my very first banjo (a Kay I bought used in 1981), and while it is my "worst" it's actually not a bad banjo. Great action, but very quiet. Even now, I could play it all day and still learn something from it, but it's too quiet for any jam and it became limiting in that sense.

rcc56 - Posted - 12/03/2018: 14:13:05

I find it interesting that few open-back players have contributed to this thread.

The weakest banjo I ever owned was my first, a Harmony Bakelite banjo. I think they call it a Res-o-tone. But it was still a functional banjo, nothing wrong with it at all, and a good starter instrument.

My favorite banjo is a Bacon ff Professional #1, a plain model, but made by Fairbanks/Vega. I have had others that were fancier, but the Bacon #1 is my "keeper." I won't say that it's the best banjo ever made. It just seems to fit me the best.

The "best" Gibson I ever played was a TB-6 with an original heavy weight flat head tone ring and a 2 pc. flange [a rare instrument indeed]. I played it against some other original flat heads, and thought the 6 was the best. So much for conventional wisdom.

Edited by - rcc56 on 12/03/2018 14:15:22

SaxManiac - Posted - 12/03/2018: 16:50:24

Worst: Hondo II. I was banjo-less and jonesing for a banjo so i bought the first thing I found. It was a t*rd.

Best: TB2 conversion with Ryan ring.

Most regrets: Selling a Stelling Golden Cross I'd gotten from a friend. It hurt his feelings that I sold it. It just never sounded the way I wanted even though it probably had the best neck I'd felt up until then. The friend passed on about 15 years ago, and I still feel bad about hurting him. I will never again sell a banjo built by or bought from a friend.

5 String - Posted - 12/03/2018: 17:00:44

The worst banjo I ever owned was a 1980 Gibson RB-800. Biggest POS that ever come out of the Gibson factory. I'll leave it at that.

The best banjo I ever owned was a 1980 Stelling Bellflower which I fortunately reacquired this past January and have had it completely refurbished. I bought this banjo new in Feb 1981 and sold it in Jan 1985 to help fund the purchase of a new Stelling Staghorn. Now that I have reacquired the Bellflower, I will never sell it again. It is now my main go-to banjo for gigs and practices.

The next best banjos are the other Stellings I own.

Edited by - 5 String on 12/03/2018 17:06:06

Bill Rogers - Posted - 12/03/2018: 17:13:47

Worst—the 1961 Kay I started with. Best—the ca. 1915-25 Essex Concert Grand that has been my main player since 1969.

gbisignani - Posted - 12/03/2018: 19:53:48

my worst is the first banjo I bought in about 1973. I was trying to fingerpick on a tenor when I found out about 5 string banjos. I don't remember if this banjo had a name.

I then bought a Japanese Kasuga that I played for about 4-5 years. It was a great banjo for someone who knew nothing ! I don't even know what I did with it. I kinda wish I still had it.

I now play open back banjos.
My favorite(s) now are my Dean Robinson walnut with Bacon tone ring and believe it or not my Gibson RB 170. This Gibson is loud, easy to play, and stays in tune better than any banjo I've ever owned. It's the only Gibson I have ever owned. I also love my Bacon Special #1 5 string conversion played as an open back and playing in open C tuning.

Rawhide Creek - Posted - 12/03/2018: 20:46:25

The worst: My first, a Harmony.

The best: An Ome Juggernaut that I should never have sold.

Hawk54 - Posted - 12/05/2018: 02:38:33

The best banjo I have ever owned is a maple 2005 Osborne chief . This is why I still have it . It has great tone and playability

O.D. - Posted - 12/05/2018: 10:12:56

Had pretty bad no name and a Saga kit banjo

The rest being all pretty good

Stand outs being a 81 Crowe Goldstar

27 tb 4 conversion ( current)

Edited by - O.D. on 12/05/2018 10:13:50

MacCruiskeen - Posted - 12/05/2018: 10:26:44

I only have one banjo. Not sure yet if it is my best or worst.

A Nobody - Posted - 12/05/2018: 12:46:14

I'll come at this from another direction, leaving out the starters and/or beginning banjos and just talk about the good and the bad after I figured out what a banjo is supposed to be and do.

The worst is easy, it was a Stelling Staghorn from the late 70's. Was supposed to have belonged to Baucom at one time, if so I know why he got rid of it. It was heavy, shrill and harsh. I got it in on a trade for a custom built that I had is the ONLY reason I owned it. and that wasn't for very long.

The best is a LOT harder to say. I have been SO fortunate to have had some killer banjos in my day. But, the three that stand out immediately are the flathead that I own now, the flathead that I sold to help fund the one that I have now and my Skillethead. Those three banjos are my favorites and on any given day it would be almost impossible for me to say which is the absolute best.

jwold - Posted - 12/05/2018: 13:07:34

Worst: Hondo II. I was banjo-less and jonesing for a banjo so i bought the first thing I found. It was a t*rd.

Best: TB2 conversion with Ryan ring.

Most regrets: Selling a Stelling Golden Cross I'd gotten from a friend. It hurt his feelings that I sold it. It just never sounded the way I wanted even though it probably had the best neck I'd felt up until then. The friend passed on about 15 years ago, and I still feel bad about hurting him. I will never again sell a banjo built by or bought from a friend.

Jeez. find that banjo and buy it back. let your 'banjo souls' be at rest!

CW Spook - Posted - 12/05/2018: 13:15:23

I guess the best (or at least most unique) banjo I ever played was the one-of-a-kind Deering Banjosaurus. Greg happened to have it back in the shop for promotional pictures the day I toured the factory back in the early 90s.

Shmockiebaby - Posted - 12/07/2018: 07:03:29

OK, open back player here. First of all, the one I thought was best (and is best made) - my Reiter A scale. Sounds and plays great, just incredibly well built.

Ali. I picked up a banjo assembled by another Hangout-er earlier this year that has become my favorite player for around the house - cherry block rim, with Zach Hoyt neck. Also a short scale. But with the larger 12" pot and wider fingerboard, it gets a better (fuller?) sound, and the wide fingerboard is easier to play with stiff older hands.

My "worst" has turned out far better than I thought. I was looking around at a pawn shop in NC just a few weeks ago during a trip to the family farm, and quickly looked at a 1970s Kay reso banjo, all blond with the eagle on the reso. Then I looked at a Recording King guitar that needed a minor repair. When I tried to get a discount on the guitar, the salesman said "I'll give it to you for $200 and throw in that banjo I saw you looking at". I thought the price was right, and the banjo was junk, but I took it.

Brought that old Kay home, cleaned it up, adjusted the truss rod, tightened the head, found the right bridge, and. I can't put it down. Plays great. Not a bad tone, either. A friend has been following my adventures learning to play banjo over the last couple of years, and he recently said "you need to find me a banjo!". I think I may let him have the Kay, but I'll miss it.

My first was a Harmony Reso-Tone tenor. Played it for a while, then it sat in a closet. Sold it to an Irish guy in town for NAMM at a guitar show in Orange County 25 years ago, and he loved it.

So I'm in agreement with the earlier post - there is no such thing as a bad banjo.

But I guess that the "best" banjo I own, and the only one that I can 100% guarantee that I will never sell is a 1937 Stromberg-Voisenet / Kay gumby headstock 5 string reso that I inherited from my mother-in-law's cousin. It was her father's, and he ordered it new from Sears catalog in 1937. It was a big day in the family when had to go down from the mountains top where they lived to Elkins WV to pick it up when it arrived (she just turned 90, and remembers the day her father got the banjo). She said she wanted it to go to a clawhammer player, and that's what drove this guitar player to learn banjo. I played for her this past summer, and I came home with that banjo. String spacing is too narrow, but it cleaned up nice, original skin head sounds great, and neck is straight. It's just special. Only gets played once in a while, however. I've told this story here before, but I never get tired of it.

Their all good banjos, in their own way. Just need the right owner or player!

Edited by - Shmockiebaby on 12/07/2018 07:05:28

Tom Meisenheimer - Posted - 12/07/2018: 12:41:44

Odd, isn't it? O.D.'s worst banjo is my best (sound quality and ease of playing) a Saga "kit". My worst is a Deering Good-time but its not really that bad. Another good banjo I have is also a Saga (not a kit).

As for the Saga kit, I like the odd cast aluminum hoop with tone ring and I use Nylegut strings. I bought it back in 1972.
I posted me playing Dixie on my Saga kit. Give it a listen.

O.D. - Posted - 12/07/2018: 13:44:54

Odd, isn't it? O.D.'s worst banjo is my best (sound quality and ease of playing) a Saga "kit". My worst is a Deering Good-time but its not really that bad .Another good banjo I have is also a Saga (not a kit).

As for the Saga kit, I like the odd cast aluminum hoop with tone ring and I use Nylegut strings. I bought it back in 1972.

I posted me playing Dixie on my Saga kit. Give it a listen.

I have one of those vintage Saga banjos from the 70s I guess. Wood rim, flathead tone ring.

Rather light weight. Plays nice and sounds pretty darn good.

Has bowtie in lays and fiddle peghead.

SimonSlick - Posted - 12/08/2018: 04:53:31

In terms of tone or voice, banjos are not best or worst - only different. The only objective difference is in the craftsmanship as concerns intonation, the accuracy of the pitch up and down the neck. Everything else is preference or prejudice.

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 12/31/2018: 10:04:23

I only ever owned two tenor banjos. One was a birthday present, the other its successor

The "Marma" (the birthday present) has been with me for nearly half a century. The "Morris" for a little under half a century. So I can honestly say that I never had a bad banjo, really.

On my search for a replacement for the "Marma", which I outgrew at some point, I came across some pretty bad instruments, though. And let me tell you this: at the low end as well as at the high end. But often enough this worked the other way round as well: instruments tagged at thousands of $ sounding like a dead horse being flogged and under-$50 cheapskates singing like you wouldn't believe.

Unless tested out for real, there's no way of telling "good" from "bad". Not by sight alone, anyway, in my experience.

lazlototh - Posted - 12/31/2018: 10:28:33

Great Thread. My worst, was my first. A Kay. Got it in 1966. It actually sounded great once I tweaked it. The problem was the action was awful and the neck was too narrow.
It hurt to play. I did not know how to adjust the action and was suspicious of the particle board pot. Like I said, it did sound really good.

Best is whatever one I feel like playing. All of my banjos are a bit different and fit the particular place my musical head it at at that moment.

Probably the best sounding one is a Lakefront that my wife dislikes. She has issues with it because it is LOUD. I do play quietly sometimes with it. She is also afraid of knocking it over when she dusts it. It is a heavy one. She will not let dust rest. (They are never dusty!)

HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR !

steve davis - Posted - 12/31/2018: 10:40:48

Worst has to be my 1951 Sears 5 string.Narrow neck,no tone and hard to fret.
Best has to be my '29 tb-2 conversion.
I still own both of these banjos.

Owen - Posted - 12/31/2018: 10:45:49

Not particularly good: pawn shop "Austin."

Good / Better: Morgan Monroe MNB-1W / Gold Tone BG250-FW

As one has probably gathered, I started with the Austin. while working on a fly-in reserve. I used it for several months, but had the GT waiting for me in Winnipeg, when the school year ended. With the Austin as my basis for comparison, the GT sounded "funny," so hoping my $ wasn't wasted, I took it into a music store. The dude there strummed it, did a roll or two and handed it back with "Yep, sounds like a banjo." He went on to explain that that was how a banjo was supposed to sound, and that I'd likely never need to upgrade. so far he's right on both counts.

FWIW, I'm happy with both the GT and the MM. both stay in tune very well. the MM is about 5 lbs. lighter [I still have all 3, but if anyone really wants the Austin, you could probably talk me into letting it go.]

Edited by - Owen on 12/31/2018 10:56:00

AaronATL - Posted - 01/06/2019: 13:43:06

After 20 years playing electric bass and guitar in a few bands, I decided to pick up the banjo at age 35. I don't really have a "worst" banjo, so mine are good to better/best.

The first one I purchased was the Deering Goodtime Special in maple. This was a great starter banjo, and I appreciate the quality of it. Buying a couple more high-end banjos really made me appreciate the nuances of this banjo more. That said, it was a starter banjo for me and I desired more.

The second banjo I purchased was a Hatfield Special from Arthur Hatfield in Glasgow, KY. I bought this based on several great reviews and the reasonable price. This is a walnut banjo, and the tone is great. Arthur's necks are finished with many coats and very high gloss, but the feel is great.

The most recent banjo I purchased was a Yates RB-75. This is a mahogany beast. The tone is great, and the volume is very powerful. It's an amazing banjo all around.

My go-to is the Yates, but the Hatfield is great to mix up the tone. I don't play the Deering as much as I used to, but it's still impressive when I pick it up.

I have a Cedar Mountain Banjo on order so I can dabble in clawhammer, but my next bluegrass banjos will be Stelling and Huber.

And yes, my wife is very forgiving when it comes to banjos!

KD Banjer - Posted - 01/06/2019: 15:39:12

WORST: I've never had a really horrible sounding banjos (although I've played some dogs at the Guitar Center and at some banjo stores). I'm sure that a basic setup would have drastically improved any or all of those banjos. But, perhaps the closest to "Worst" of what I own is my Deering Vega Old Thyme Wonder open back, but only because it doesn't come close to a bluegrass sound that I wanted when I was trying to play bluegrass with it. I'm sure it would sound fine if I played clawhammer with it.

BEST: Naming the best is a tough one also. One interesting thing is that the banjo I like best seems to change over time (don't know if that is changes in the banjos because of weather, or just changes in my ear and picking. It's definitely not a definitive best, but what I have been really liking over the week or so is my Sullivan roasted maple festival. I hadn't played it for a while (because I've been playing and digging other banjos), but when I came back to it this week it blew me away with its tone, clarity and power. The interesting thing is that I originally purchased the Festival as my "travel" banjo, and paid the least for it (than any of my other resonator banjos): $2,100. But, the banjo that I am drawn to playing the most changes during the year, and I don't quite know why that is. It must be my ear and/or brain.

warpdrive - Posted - 01/07/2019: 09:41:02

"THE DREADED FIRST RUN HONEY COLORED EARL SCRUGGS MODELS MADE WITH STEW-MAC PARTS.

THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN THESE BANJOS, ARE THE OWNERS TRYING TO SELL WHAT'S LEFT ON THE MARKET AS SOUGHT AFTER COLLECTOR BANJOS THAT SOUND GOOD AS THE REWORKED SCRUGGS THAT CAME AFTER THESE POS!
WARP!

banjoman3 - Posted - 01/07/2019: 10:34:29

Best- would have to be my Morgan Monroe Cascade. I absolutely love the tone and the feel and the looks.
Worst- Any fender banjo lol

SimonSlick - Posted - 01/07/2019: 10:36:15

The best I have owned is a Stelling Staghorn I bought from the shop in the late 70's. My second best is one of those "dreaded first run honey colored Earl Scruggs" described by warpdrive as a POS. Here's a clip of that 1984 Gibson ES POS (serial 197) that I dare not try to sell.

spoonfed - Posted - 01/07/2019: 10:51:33

sweetest POS I ever saw/heard, just goes to show "different strokes !"

mbuk06 - Posted - 01/07/2019: 10:51:54

The underlying premise of this thread is based on the idea that the banjo makes the difference: 'best' or 'worst'. That is the realm of hardware obsessives. Sure, a badly set up instrument will frustrate but similarly owning X or Y banjo won't make the owner a musician. Music is not a brand or a commodity that can be bought. Musicality is an expressive and adaptive aspect of the person.

A musician will pick up your 'worst' banjo and compel you to listen rapt to their playing.

Edited by - mbuk06 on 01/07/2019 10:52:58

spoonfed - Posted - 01/07/2019: 11:14:50

I read the OP as a simple best or worst banjo you have owned lighthearted kind of a question.

mbuk06 - Posted - 01/07/2019: 11:23:25

I read the OP as a simple best or worst banjo you have owned lighthearted kind of a question.

Maybe, but if you quietly consider the vehemence of some of the posts they really do read as if the banjo is at 'fault' - a 'POS'. My point is that musicianship attached to that 'POS' can flat-out disprove that label in terms of music.

It's nice to play a nice banjo, but I'm interested in the way that younger or less experienced players can get influenced by these type threads and how they contribute to a materialistic 'hardware culture' little different to how some folks relate to cars. It's muzika. We do better to develop our sposobnost i musicianship whichever - decently set-up - banjo we play.

Edited by - mbuk06 on 01/07/2019 11:28:19

spoonfed - Posted - 01/07/2019: 11:29:28

well FWIW Mike, if I had access to this forum 30 years ago I would not have thrown much of the money I did at some of the truly awful cheapos that I have owned on my long journey to owning what I do today.

dmiller - Posted - 01/07/2019: 11:48:07

citat:
Originally posted by mbuk06

I read the OP as a simple best or worst banjo you have owned lighthearted kind of a question.

Maybe, but if you quietly consider the vehemence of some of the posts they really do read as if the banjo is at 'fault' - a 'POS'. My point is that musicianship attached to that 'POS' can flat-out disprove that label in terms of music.

It's nice to play a nice banjo, but I'm interested in the way that younger or less experienced players can get influenced by these type threads and how they contribute to a materialistic 'hardware culture' little different to how some folks relate to cars. It's muzika. We do better to develop our sposobnost i musicianship whichever - decently set-up - banjo we play.

Same way with guns. Some shoot better than others/ some are more accurate/ some feed ammo better than other pistols/ and some have zero "failure to fire" or "failure to eject"/ and some don't. The same goes with banjos. Some are equal to the task and live up to expectations, and some don't. Period. If the owner decides it is is a "POS to them" from what they expected out of it, that is their prerogative to call it such - - not yours.

Edited by - dmiller on 01/07/2019 11:50:55

mbuk06 - Posted - 01/07/2019: 17:09:28

citat:
Originally posted by dmiller

citat:
Originally posted by mbuk06

I read the OP as a simple best or worst banjo you have owned lighthearted kind of a question.

Maybe, but if you quietly consider the vehemence of some of the posts they really do read as if the banjo is at 'fault' - a 'POS'. My point is that musicianship attached to that 'POS' can flat-out disprove that label in terms of music.

It's nice to play a nice banjo, but I'm interested in the way that younger or less experienced players can get influenced by these type threads and how they contribute to a materialistic 'hardware culture' little different to how some folks relate to cars. It's muzika. We do better to develop our sposobnost i musicianship whichever - decently set-up - banjo we play.

Same way with guns. Some shoot better than others/ some are more accurate/ some feed ammo better than other pistols/ and some have zero "failure to fire" or "failure to eject"/ and some don't. The same goes with banjos. Some are equal to the task and live up to expectations, and some don't. Period. If the owner decides it is is a "POS to them" from what they expected out of it, that is their prerogative to call it such - - not yours.

There's no logic to what you just wrote, because I'm not asking for a naming 'perogative' - I'm not the one referring to a banjo as a 'POS'. An owner can call his banjo his Aunt Nelly as far as I'm concerned. It makes no odds.

Some may read this thread and be falsely influenced to think that their cheaper banjo is not fit for purpose. Some may actually be playing the models that are referred to so negatively here. Is it helpful that they should be made to feel that they need to hurl their 'worthless' banjo in the nearest dumpster and spend more money? No. My guess is that if soundfiles of these alleged 'POS' were available the pravi issue identifiable to discerning and experienced ears might not be entirely the banjo. We can deflect and blame and convince ourselves of pretty much anything if it suits us.


Celebrating Mr. Rogers at the National Archives

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2019 — Fred McFeely Rogers, more fondly known as Mr. Rogers by several generations of children and their parents, became an American icon through his long-running television show. Born on this day in 1928, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Rogers was a pioneer in children’s programming for more than 50 years. He worked on several other children’s television shows prior to his most famous—Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood—which catapulted him to legendary status.

Fred Rogers was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on July 9, 2002, for his service to the nation and dedication to the education of children.(National Archives Identifier 7431400)

In celebration of Rogers’ birthday, the National Archives and Records Administration highlights several records from our holdings—housed at the National Archives at St. Louis—including Rogers’ draft card and his selective service records, as well as a letter he wrote to the U.S. Commissioner on Education.

Rogers registered for the draft in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1948. When he registered, Rogers was just 20 years old. He was classified as “1A,” meaning he was available for military service. However, his status was changed to unqualified for military service following an Armed Forces physical on October 12, 1950. His World War II draft card and a Selective Service roster, which lists Rogers as number 122, can be found in the image gallery below this article.

Although Rogers did not serve his country in the armed services, he served through his dedication to its children and their education and emotional growth. Rogers was the creator, composer, producer, head writer, and host of the preschool television series that ran for 895 episodes from 1968 to 2001. Viewers became accustomed to his zipped cardigan sweaters, sneakers, and the “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” song that he sang at the start of each episode.

On July 9, 2002, President George W. Bush awarded Rogers the Presidential Medal of Freedom for this service to the nation and contributions to children’s education. Over his lifetime, Rogers received 40 honorary degrees, four Emmy Awards, and a Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999 and was recognized in two congressional resolutions in 2003. Rogers passed away on February 27, 2003.


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