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The Open Back of the Open-Back Banjo

Politzer, David (2013) The Open Back of the Open-Back Banjo. , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract which a simple question turned into a great adventure and even got answered. (Of course, you might already know the answer yourself.) In a triumph of elementary physics, six measured numbers receive a satisfactory account using two adjustable parameters.

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Additional Information:Greg Deering gave his enthusiastic support to this project, not just in word but in deed. He and his crew did a much better job of construction than I could have — and then donated the banjos in the name of Science. I sent out inquiries to people who I thought might have some advice. That I got responses at all was somewhat amazing and certainly encouraging. So thanks goes to Joe Dickey, Rick Heller, David Holt, Jim Rae, and Tom Rossing. And there’s no way to adequately thank my wife, Maria, for her enthusiasm for all things banjo and her encouragement, comments, suggestions, and support in this endeavor.
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Deposited By: H. Politzer
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