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The Mojo of The Helimount

Posted by nechville on Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I talked with one of my best dealers today, Dave at Turtle Hill Banjo Company. He sells pre-war collectible banjos, and he handles all the major brands of current banjos. All but one of which is a copy of the same old banjo design. He has story after story about how he and his customers bring supposedly "holy grail" banjos out to jams and they routinely get no response from the Mandolin, Guitar and Fiddle players present, because these banjos just sound like typical traditional banjos. They aren't bad but they don't sound particularly distinctive. Every other maker is trying to sell you a banjo they say has that elusive pre-whatever sound, and I say B.S. Most of these guys are selling hype. My dealer and lots of his Nechville customers say that when they bring out their Nechville Phantom, even the snooty musicians who don't normally acknowledge banjos comment on how great that banjo sounds! I get it wherever I go. I can immediately hear the difference, and it's a cleaner, purer note without the metallic edge, but plenty of definition and clarity. For your next banjo, shoot for the stars! And that doesn't necessarily mean higher prices. Please do me a favor and help me spread the word on Nechville banjos, I have to do a lot of educating to help people understand, It's OK to collect old classic cars, but you don't want to take one on a cross-country road trip. It's time for people to discover the Mojo that only comes with a Helimount. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Tom

5 comments on “The Mojo of The Helimount”

kentr Says:
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @4:21:35 AM

Hi Tom

While I'm not able to afford a Helimount for Christmas, I can afford to drop this quick note to say Hi,

Thanks for your work, a truly new product, and for the "capobility" parts you sold me for one

of my own experiments.    

Merry Christmas,      kent r

Pepper Laing Says:
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @6:28:14 AM

Where can I find a Nechville to try out? I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but will be in Nashville, chatanooga, Knoxville and all points in between in mid Feb. Would love to play one.

Tedd Says:
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @6:55:22 AM

Every once in a while I bring my "other" banjo to a jam.  inevitably the other players will ask where the Phantom is.  I never could understand why someone wanted a banjo that "peels the paint off the wall".  As a multi-instrumentalist I prefer the clarity, playability and control of my Nechville..all banjos are loud and a player without a volume knob is just that--a knob.  The mojo in the helimount gives this knob (me!) the control to blend with folks...not just peel their faces off.

HoosierGal Says:
Thursday, December 25, 2008 @6:22:33 PM

I'm going to try to get down to Nashville in Feb, I'm dying to try one. Maybe I'll catch ya there. ~Karyn

jbanjoist Says:
Friday, January 16, 2009 @1:45:20 PM

Tom you make a fine product, without a doubt the most enjoyable banjo I have ever had the pleasure to play as well as the most thought out design. Keep up the good work.

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