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Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« on: March 09, 2011, 08:42:36 PM »
Q:  How many banjo players does it take to screw in a lightbulb?



















A:  Two.  One to screw it in, and one to complain that it's electric.

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Re: Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 10:52:02 PM »
They have Electric Banjos? What do you need that for dude? ???
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Re: Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 11:18:09 PM »
Actually, there are.. I think Deering makes one, but it's more like an acoustic-electric, (i.e. it's a "regular" banjo, with pickups in it) and Nechville makes a line of 'em:

http://www.nechville.com/meteor.php

Oh, I want one of these so freaking much!

This guy has some nice pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29810260@N05/

As far as why, well, amplification is part of it, and, of course the ones like the Nechville Meteor there are going to have less problems with feedback and stuff. (Banjos can be a sound-reinforcement nightmare, what with the resonator and all)  A "real" banjo weighs a freakin' ton, and while I've never held one of these beauties, I can't imagine they're not at least a little lighter, and if you go in for this kind of nonsense, they can be equipped with individual pickups for each string and can be used as a MIDI device!  Want your banjo to sound like a marimba?  Horns?  Tubular bells?  Dogs barking?  A little programming and a good set of samples, and you can.  Shit, nowadays you could feed its output into the LIGHT control software.  Each note could trigger a different light fixture in a different color!  Drive the video on the stage backdrop with it!   The possibilities are limited only by the imagination.  The imagination and the wallet.   As sexy as I find them, there is no way in hell I can afford a five-thousand-dollar banjo.


Dammit, now I'm sad.

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Re: Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 12:10:31 AM »
Q:  How many banjo players does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A:  Two.  One to screw it in, and one to complain that it's electric.

Banjo Dude, that's just the stress talking, mang.  ;D

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Re: Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 01:17:07 PM »
Those are some nice banjos dude.
100% electronic! 8)
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Re: Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 01:59:39 PM »
Yo Banjo Dude!
Seen this one yet?
Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart
2008 NR 97 minutes
Inspired by a love of African music and an interest in tracing the roots of the banjo, American banjo great B?la Fleck embarks on a musical journey through Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia and Mali, playing with locals and discovering the beauty of the land. Although often associated with the American South, the banjo is actually a descendent of an African instrument, which was brought across the ocean by slaves.
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Re: Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 03:27:43 PM »
I have heard the CD, but haven't seen the movie yet... Now that you've reminded me of it, I think that, given my current ".. papers, uh .. my business, uh, papers" type situation, I ain't really up for buying the goddamn thing :/

Pisses me off, but I'm a-gonna hit the Bay and yo-ho-ho and all that. Arrr! Wharrr's me parrot?
 
(A pirate walks into the Sand Bar; he has a ship's tiller on the front of his pantaloons. Bartender asks, "Oi, matey, what's with th' wheel?" Pirate: "Yarrr, it's drivin' me nuts!"  [ba-dum-bum *rimshot*])

I rationalize it as being OK because I imagine I'll pick the bastard up on DVD or BD once I have anything resembling a reasonable income again.

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Re: Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 06:13:50 PM »
all i know about banjoes i learned from steve martin, even as recently as last year saw him play.
he made me love the banjo!

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Re: Yet Another Bad Banjo Joke
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 10:21:34 PM »
all i know about banjoes i learned from steve martin, even as recently as last year saw him play.
he made me love the banjo!

Steve is definitely a dude. Plays a mean banjo to beat the band.

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« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 10:25:08 PM by digitalbuddha »

 

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