1 (edited by Grah1 2022-07-25 22:49:16)

Topic: Banjitar or 6 string banjo

Just picked up a second hand Banjitar the other day one or two minor issues as it had been messed around  by some one who had no idea how to set the thing up.The tail piece had been bent and fitted wrong also it had been fitted with heavy gauge acoustic guitar strings .All pretty easy fixes.I also fitted some acoustic damping foam inside the head to make it play at a sensible volume as it was very loud .It now sounds much better and plays well .I may put a thinner low E on to give a better banjo sound but for now  I'm happy.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DBqlOJAWIs

very interesting     

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Re: Banjitar or 6 string banjo

I'll  do  a  vid  shortly probably  an  old  Lonnie  Donegan song     

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3JHfDyWcig
Lonnie Donegan cover ,Putting  on the  style     

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Very nice! I've wanted either a banjitar or a banjolele for some while now. Mostly to play two songs - Rainbow Connection and Ol' King.     

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Re: Banjitar or 6 string banjo

I've since  replaced  the   low   E  with   a  regular  D string   and  tuned  it  up  to  E   gives  a  better  banjo  sound .     

Re: Banjitar or 6 string banjo

Grah1 wrote:

I've since  replaced  the   low   E  with   a  regular  D string   and  tuned  it  up  to  E   gives  a  better  banjo  sound .

That's useful information in case I ever buy one.     

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I taking  it  round   to my  friend Mike  Harding  on Saturday   to  see  what  he  thinks ,Those  who  folllow  the  UK   folk  scene  will  know  Mike   he   enjoyed  a  lot  of  commercial  success  in the  Uk  and  is  a  fantastic  banjo  player and  all round multi  instrumentalist  ,Heres  a  link  to  one  of  his  shows check  it  out  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QazSl2-hLuM warning  though  some  of  the  material   is  a  bit  risque.