NBD!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by RegularJim, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. RegularJim

    RegularJim Squier-Nut

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    Dec 30, 2017
    Illiconsin, Wisinois
    Found this on Amazon on Prime Day. I had been thinking about finding one for some time. The time and price was right. I have never played one before today. It's a little different from a guitar.

    Now, I don't know much about banjos, but from what I can tell, this seems like a pretty good quality instrument. Looks and feels like someone put a little effort into it.

    If you're looking for something a little different, I recommend giving one of these a go. I've had a good bit of fun with it so far.

    And suddenly, I hungry for some 'possum. :D

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  2. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

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    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Ahhh awesome. My dad had a banjo when I was growing up. Since then I have always loved a good banjo.
     
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  3. Photobug57

    Photobug57 Squier-Meister

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    Hebron, KY
    Congrats! May I ask if it is very heavy? Mine weighs a ton!

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  4. RegularJim

    RegularJim Squier-Nut

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    Dec 30, 2017
    Illiconsin, Wisinois
    Not really heavy. I have no idea how it compares to other banjos, but it's lighter than my electric guitars. Apparently you can remove the wooden back part (resonator?) which I'm sure would lighten it up a lot.
     
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  5. Photobug57

    Photobug57 Squier-Meister

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    Yes you can remove it but then tone and projection would suffer.

    I guess mine is so heavy because the internal tone ring is made of brass. It's a 1968 Fender Bluegrass Artist model.

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  6. RegularJim

    RegularJim Squier-Nut

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    Dec 30, 2017
    Illiconsin, Wisinois
    Do all banjos have tone rings? Seriously, I know nothing about them. How would I know if mine has one without taking it apart?
     
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  7. Photobug57

    Photobug57 Squier-Meister

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    You should be able to see if you did remove the resonator. You'll know it when you see it. Some do; some don't.

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  8. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Age:
    57
    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    I tried to like the Banjo at one time but just couldn't do it. I have uncle that plays it and also a Mandolin. I want a electric Mandolin. Congrats and HNBD
     
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  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
  10. Photobug57

    Photobug57 Squier-Meister

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    Jan 11, 2018
    Hebron, KY
    Get one of these![​IMG]

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  11. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    If there is a metal ring (and not just wood) under the head then it has a tone ring. Better (more expensive) banjos normally have a brass ring. Closed-back banjos have the resonator on the back, as opposed to the open-back banjos. Normally claw hammer banjos are open back even though claw hammer is mainly just a playing style.
     
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  12. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    I played in a bluegrass band back in the late 70's/early-mid 80's. I was the mandolin player and lead singer, but did play banjo on a few songs. The banjo player and I would just swap instruments on them. This is one I always played on banjo since it was one of my originals that I came up with at home on the banjo. We always used it as our theme song to end sets.
    https://picosong.com/cxLC/
     
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  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Tasty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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