Posted by 5strings3picks1banjo on Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Hello guys and gals. We have some sound samples of our Eureka model banjo on our website
John Gray who plays for Uncle Bill came to vist a while back. We built his banjo from some parts he purchased on the BHO. A Gibson neck from the 1970's with a 2 piece flange cut, Mcpeak nickle tonering and some Mcpeak tuners. We supplied the rest of the components for him and built a rock maple block rim. John played this and enjoyed it for about a year.
When he dropped in he got to play our Eureka demo and was supprised by it's sound. He liked it to such a point he asked me if I could change his Mcpeak ring for the nickle Huber long skirt we use. I said sure, so before he could finish 3 cups of coffee I had his banjo stripped, remachined his rim and reassembled it with a Huber engine. Put some new strings on and had him playing it in less than an hour.
We could both hear the major change in sound from the first few note. Even I was amazed that the tonering made such a change it sounded like a completely different banjo. John is loving it with his new head tension of 92 on his drum dial. I plan on putting a sound sample on our website soon. I think to compare our banjo with Johns banjo would be interesting.
At present we only have the Eureka to listen to. When John came back to vist last week he agreed to record our banjos. John was just testing and playing mixed up pieces so no actual tunes have been recorded yet. We hope that will come later this year. I would like to thank John for assisting Banjobrothers and telling everybody he meets who assembled his banjo for him.
Thank you for reading and enjoy your picking :)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @2:26:56 PM
great looking banjos
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @2:26:58 PM
great looking banjos
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