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My Sound

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)



2 comments on “My Sound”

banjotef Says:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @2:39:43 PM

Play it, son! Nothin' like a five-string monster!

johnboyrox Says:
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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