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Posted by banjolander on Thursday, March 17, 2011

I am very happy.  This week I traded my Washburn B-16 for a Deering Eagle II at Spruce Tree Music in Madison, Wi.  Being a senior, I am very pleased with the lighter weight tone ring on the new Deering.  It still needs some set up to personalize it for me.  I am still getting used to it but the thin neck is great for my hands.  I love the inlays.   It sounds great.  I played at a rehearsal for the first time today and it was like a whole new sound.  

It is interesting that an instrument that hasn't been played for a while doesn't sound very good, but after it is played it starts to sound better and better.  Have others found this to be true?


This is going to be fun!!

2 comments on “New Banjo”

garman Says:
Friday, March 18, 2011 @9:36:48 PM

Many jo's seem to sound better the more they are played, or so I've heard from posts here on the BHO. My own Goldtone's tone gets better the more the instrument warms up with body heat, or so it seems that way to me. Deerings are great banjos, good luck and enjoy.

Paula_DHJ Says:
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @3:40:55 AM

Hey congratulations on the new banjo! Yeah, I don't know if there's anything to it but I seem to find that too. The last two banjos I've purchased, both had to be stuffed to cut down the overtones, but after a few months I took the stuffing out and thought they sounded a lot better. I don't know if its the banjo that changes or our perception of them, but I like to think that a played banjo is a happier banjo.

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