Posted by johnboyrox on Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Well, I sent my banjo off to a Pro to get it dialed in proper, I admit I know the theory of banjo setup, but I was not getting the job done at all. Now, my new V33 tonering and my new setup have settled in now for about a month and I guess I have to say; This banjo is my sound. I honestly don't wan't another banjo. I know all about BAS, and I'm not saying I won't buy any more banjo's, but they will be my backups. I love this thing. If someone offered me $3500 for it tomorrow, I honestly wouldn't sell it. I can't imagine a banjo that sounds better. I think I am going to name it, "the rattler" because it's got a nice deep growl to it. I have heard much "sweeter" banjos, but that's not really the sound I would look for. I pinched the 4th string (D) together with the third string fretted at the second fret (A) the other day and nearly rattled fillings out of my teeth. I feel like I can't keep my hands off of it. Even now, I'm sitting at lunch at work wishing I had it here...I think I'm going home now :-).
If you don't know:
Yates Rattlesnake (serial #0003), Maple banjo with hearts and flowers and radius fretboard
Cox Rim and Resonator
Venom V33 no-hole, unplated ring
Yates RS signature bridge (radiused)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @2:39:43 PM
Play it, son! Nothin' like a five-string monster!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 @8:29:34 PM
I think my new mission is going to be "Play it till you hate it." That should keep me going for a long time, cause I love this thing.
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