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Blog from the Dawg

Posted by k-dawg on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yesterday, I put a new head, and strings on my Deering Basic, and what a difference it made!

I got it a week back or so, and it came with light gauge strings, how old, I don't know.  They sounded thin, and dull anyway, and the head was ok, but worn smooth in some places, which is common from playing. So I changed it too.

Deering frosted top head, and GHS Sonny Osborne Signature strings. Medium lights.

The only problem I had, was getting the head to seat properly.

I think that the steel rim is slightly out of round, so I took extra care working around to get the hooks tensioned right.

It sounds GREAT!  Real nice sound with the medium lights.

Pick on!


4 comments on “Blog from the Dawg”

pammiec Says:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @11:15:43 AM

Good for you! Keep playing! I hope it's coming along for you! (love mediums strings!)

beetlegeist Says:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @1:18:23 PM

Maybe you have banjo there which will last a lifetime, even beyond. That is a lucky find a dear treasure to behold. Would you put up pictures of it now that you have cleaned it up?

k-dawg Says:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @6:14:41 PM

Ok, new photos posted.

beetlegeist Says:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @10:42:40 AM

It is a noce banjo. It has a simple and smooth quality about it. It also looks like a banjo that you can polish with a cloth and I like that. You are lucky, Ken. It is a nice banjo.

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