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.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @11:15:43 AM
Good for you! Keep playing! I hope it's coming along for you! (love mediums strings!)
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?
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @6:14:41 PM
Ok, new photos posted.
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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