Posted by johnboyrox on Tuesday, March 3, 2009
So after taking my new banjo to a jam session. I noticed that I didn't have the volume I was hoping for. I knew from past experience, that if you get the head to tight, it might do this. I backed the tension off just slightly, I mean slightly--about 1/6-1/4 of a turn on each bracket and put the resonator back on.
WOW! It was only a matter of seconds until I had my wife annoyed. It really picked up some serious volume. It appears it is tuned just south of G#. I am now the loudest banjo on the block, and I have no "Wolf-notes". I also took the slightest ammount of bow out of the neck. I am not sure which adjustment did it, but it really cleaned up the tone up the neck as well.
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