Posted by rachel.love on Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Hello Banjo Hangout folks,
Up until now I haven't had much to say since my original post but today I have some fantastic news... I just bought a new banjo!! It's a used Gibson Mastertone RB-250 (1994) and it sounds fantastic!! It's a beast compared to my light-weight Rover RB-45 but this banjo makes me sounds a lot better than I really am.
Stay tuned for pictures... coming soon.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @9:49:44 PM
Congratulations on your new banjo. I really liked the RB-250 I had. I made a mistake when I traded it in on my openback banjo. I should have just kept it and paid for the openback in full.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @10:08:45 PM
Yeah, I owned an RB 250 in 1973, sold it to return to college. I'd rather have had that banjo back! Say, do you know Dan Balmer? I went to college with his brother Andy. (Andy had a Whyte Lady at the time but he wouldn't let me play it...lol). They are both in Portland, the most beautiful city I have ever visited. You've got a beautiful Sequoia growing out there!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @2:02:59 AM
Gibson rule....you better believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pepper Laing Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @9:15:01 AM
Awesome! that`s a good up-grade. Happy pickin`
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @10:20:22 AM
No.........I'm not jealous. Now where's that credit card?
Have fun with it Rachel.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @3:25:52 PM
Congratulations Rachel, I really know the feeling of upgrading your banjo. It is a wonderful feeling.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @9:56:36 PM
thanks for all the encouragement guys! i'm loving my new banjo!! be sure to check out the pictures i just uploaded.
@sharakeet... nope, I don't know Dan Balmer, is he in the bluegrass scene?
Jonno B Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @12:43:00 AM
When I brought my new banjo, practicing was given a whole new light. You feel that you can progress faster some how. Good luck with it and enjoy.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @8:24:50 AM
You will find that your playing will improve, when you upgrade the quality of the banjo! Have a blast!
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