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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Planning on buying a Gold Tone OT-6


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Wheatbread - Posted - 11/25/2018:  10:14:57


I found a GT OT-6 in my price range. I am studying clawhammer banjo right now and plan on playing it that way when i get better. For now, I am a good three finger player, no picks, just old time flesh on string.

Anyone out there play a 6 string with short drone? I've watched loads of videos. I am looking forward to have the low string to fill out solo pieces. I'm excited as all get out!

Putting the ham in clawhammer,

Wheatbread

Mooooo - Posted - 11/25/2018:  10:21:49


Sonny Osborne

Wheatbread - Posted - 11/25/2018:  10:25:34


Thanks @Moooo !

Culloden - Posted - 11/25/2018:  11:50:30


quote:

Originally posted by Mooooo

Sonny Osborne






Sonny Osborne is one of the best known pickers who used a six string but he played bluegrass on it. I am not sure who plays clawhammer on a six string.



BTW I built a six string a few years ago to try my hand at it. I am still trying to get the bugs worked out of it so it will be more enjoyable to play.

Mooooo - Posted - 11/25/2018:  12:36:15


quote:

Originally posted by Culloden

quote:

Originally posted by Mooooo

Sonny Osborne






Sonny Osborne is one of the best known pickers who used a six string but he played bluegrass on it. I am not sure who plays clawhammer on a six string.



BTW I built a six string a few years ago to try my hand at it. I am still trying to get the bugs worked out of it so it will be more enjoyable to play.






I put a 8 gauge string on my guitar in place of the low E string, tuned the A string down to a G and did a little clawhammer. My girlfriend loved it, but I put the E string back on it. I have heard people play clawhammer on a 6-string guitar without the short drone, but I never got it to sound any good.

Culloden - Posted - 11/25/2018:  15:19:40


I have done the same thing with a guitar after hearing Sonny play his gitjo some years back.

mbuk06 - Posted - 11/26/2018:  04:42:27


I play 6 and 7-string banjos with a short drone string.



There are precedents but no rules. You can play any banjo whatever way you choose if you find a way that's practical to do so.


Edited by - mbuk06 on 11/26/2018 04:43:30

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