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Let the Jokes Begin . . .

Posted by bj on Sunday, September 13, 2009

I now own a banjo. Courtesy of my pal Jane (aka janepaints) who seems to have forgotten that my birthday is in April, not in September, bless her heart!

It's a Hohner with a bakelite rim. Very funky and vintage and pretty wild sounding. Jane set it all up and put new strings on it for me. It even has a cheezy cool old fake alligator pressed board case, looks like it would be good for a bootlegger to hide a machine gun in.

So now I have both fiddle and banjo to drive me nuts . . .



21 comments on “Let the Jokes Begin . . .”

FiddleCat Says:
Sunday, September 13, 2009 @6:59:25 PM

Hey...my Birthday is in Sept..:O)

FiddleJammer Says:
Sunday, September 13, 2009 @9:27:54 PM

I hear many people take an immediate dislike towards the banjo.




It saves time.

:-)

Clodhopper Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @6:32:05 AM

Now you can waste twice as much time, just like me.

Swing Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @6:40:28 AM

BANJO!!!! just how blasphemous can you get, go wash your hands and swear never to touch that instrument again except for when you are going to play it. I have several banjo playing freinds that know molre banjo jokes than they do tunes.

Play Happy

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @8:34:10 AM

The last jam I attended was pretty small: there were 6 musicians and 2 banjo players.

bj Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @11:43:40 AM

LOL! I knew you guys wouldn't disappoint!

mudbug Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @12:01:32 PM

BJ, If you start bringing it to gigs, not only will you get asked for OBS when they see your fiddle, NOW they'll also want Dueling Banjos!

fiddlepogo Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @12:02:03 PM

I had a bakelite rim banjo once. It sounded okay, but lots better after a machinist rolled me a hoop tone ring out of brass rod.

How do you know when the stage is level???

When the banjo player drools out of both sides of his mouth!!!

vibratingstring Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @1:27:10 PM


the difference? ..........you cry when you smash an onion.

Larry

vibratingstring Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @1:28:38 PM


I left my banjo in my car with the windows open, hoping that someone would steal it from the back seat........when I returned to the car, there were two banjos on the back seat.

ChickenMan Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @5:19:17 PM

I don't need to tune the darned thing - it was in tune when I bought it.

brya31 Says:
Monday, September 14, 2009 @5:29:47 PM

well. not to encourage you or make you feel good, but my friend(bass player) was talking with my wife the other night...as she was complaining about all the noise I make and he said "just be glad he isnt playing a banjo or you would move out!"

Otherwise...happy belated birthday!

Clodhopper Says:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @4:42:09 AM

Perfect Pitch- The ability to throw a banjo into a dumpster from 50 feet.

ChickenMan Says:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @10:46:58 AM

Perfect pitch, AND a strong throwing arm - those round-and-straight things are HEAVY.

vibratingstring Says:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @12:51:22 PM



To get two banjo players to play in tune, shoot one or the other.

bj Says:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @12:54:10 PM

And here I thought Perfect Pitch was throwing the banjo into the dumpster and hitting the accordion that was already in there . . .

vibratingstring Says:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @12:56:01 PM



What do you say to the banjo player in the three piece suit?

"Will the defendant please rise."


Humbled by this instrument Says:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @3:44:59 PM

What did Twain say? A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo but doesn't.

Mandogryl Says:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @6:05:24 PM

Two mandolinists were in a canoe together and one said to the other, "Paddle faster. I hear banjos."

janepaints Says:
Friday, October 2, 2009 @5:52:02 PM

it's not a HOHNER....hohner's stringed-instrument stuff. is mosty POOP...it's a VINTAGE made-in-chicago USA genuine dang HARMONY RESO-TONE banjo, a bonafide american utilitarian-industrial classic. Bakelite rim, steel-reinforced neck, tuners, frets and everything...they aint loud but when set up proper, they're (IMO) among very-best banjos for OT.....plus they can double as canoe paddles or badminton rackets, being waterproof, super-lightweight and all.

bj Says:
Friday, October 2, 2009 @6:17:49 PM

Well, I got the first letter right . . .

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