Y’all check it out and snag a set while we still have them: https://banjobenclark.com/store/products/keith-d-tuners-for-5-string-banjo
Hey, very nice! I did a search on them and found a great description with full disassembly pics to explain how they work.
Does this mean your planning on teaching some D Tuner tunes @BanjoBen ?
Sure, though most all of them are copyrighted.
Any reviews of Keith’s book on using tuners from thoses that have used tuners? Earl’s book seems to be only 2nd and 3rd string.
It’s been years since I played with Keith tuners, but if memory serves correctly, Leaning On the Everlasting Arms lends itself really well to 2nd and 3rd string Keith tuners. I just checked and it looks like it was published in 1887.
I have installed the Keith tuners and I am really enjoying the flexibilty. The installation was relatively easy. Flint Hill Special is one of my favorite Flatt and Scruggs. Thanks Jake. I will likely order Keith’s book to see what else I am missing.
Just to add a bit of trivial info. , Flint Hill is the neighborhood that Earl grew up in, in Shelby, NC.
Very nice. An Original @bartafb?
You just might be asked to play for offertories after Quarantine!
Minus the tee shirt.
It’s an old hymn, one of my faves: https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/leaning-on-the-everlasting-arms-banjo
For the Keith D-Tuners song subject…
How about putting on your “Bach o’ Banjo” hat and get to composing an original @BanjoBen - to get around that whole copyright issue?
I know that is asking a lot of your time but I offer it as an idea because you know how big a fan I am of your abilities to work a skill or technique into a fun-to-play, engaging song that accomplishes skill practice inside well-written tunes… like what “Hop, Skip & Jump” is to Banjo pull-offs and “Liberty” Intermediate is to Mandolin pull-offs. Oh… and lest we not overlook what Fire-spittin’ Dragon @Jake (AKA “FDJ”) and his HYPE-Man @AdamAsh did for Eefin’!
I don’t mean to burden your time, buddy… but at least - hopefully, you can realize we Goldpickers recognise and appreciate your efforts and writin’ skills.
Even as I expect @BanjoBen would strictly forbid commercial advantages through a church event, I will say that perhaps the handsome look of a @BanjoBen Shirt… OR… The even more exclusive “@BanjoBen Camp” shirt would be a fine replacement.
There is a common phrase that Brasilians use when wearing their favorite Soccer Team Jersey around other fans of the same team… that they are dressed up in a “Suit” when displaying the nice official jersey.
In a similar way, I think the @BanjoBen “suit” would be an attractive and suitable replacement for Church Sundays - at the very least in quarantine!
Grandfather’s Clock would be a great one to teach with dtuners!
@bartafb That was a very thoughtful arrangement and a clever use of the tuners. I liked it!
I ran across my set of Keith tuners I purchased in the late 70’s. They cost $99 way back then. That represented a lot of hours in a tobacco field.
And that’s such a good tune @Dragonslayer!