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 Post subject: Banjo
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:41 am 
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ok not guitar but this seems like the best place to post it.

I'm thinking about getting a 5 string banjo and wonder if anyone on board has any recommendations. I got a tenor banjo years ago which I bust the skin on (well actually me Mam did, dropped an iron on it) but it was crap anyway with an action like a wire fence and it's mouldered away ever since.

Think a 5 string banjo will suit me better in any case, just messing around for my own fun, ideally don't want to go beyond £200 but would sooner spend a wee bit more than have summat that will just piss me off cos it sounds shit, so would welcome any suggestions - don't do it is ruled out - if there is anyone who a ) knows and b) will confess in public

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:17 pm 
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I got a harley benton 5 String from Thomann.de

I can't compare it to more expensive brands but it's great for a beginner like me. It's got a removable resonator so you can practice (relatively) quietly and reattach it when you're as good as Earl Scruggs*



*may take some time

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 Post subject: Re: Banjo
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 Post subject: Re: Banjo
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Have bitten the bullet, and will no doubt be receiving bullets too, but have just got this banjo, Gold Tone CC50R



Sounds great - all I need to do now is learn how to play it ( the G tuning does mean I can get on and play something immediately but of course all the right hand techniques are the challenge ahead)


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satans instrument of torture when played badly......










actually i meant satans instrument when played.......


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I cheated and bought a 6 string....you can bash away on it and pretend you're early Neil Young ;)

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No banjo on the new record then? :*:


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Just ignore them! A bit of banjo in the right place never did any harm!


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I love the banjo really


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