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Posted by dthomas on Sunday, August 14, 2011

Getting ready to go a vacation and I don't know what to do about taking my banjo with me,we will be at a motel on the beach and I am getting pretty loud when I play  so , does any one have any suggestions ?Been playing almost 6 months, am very addicted to it. It is food for the soul !

9 comments on “vacation?”

Oalbrets Says:
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @11:17:04 AM

Buy a cheap travel banjo.

joemac Says:
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @11:45:58 AM

How about, just go on vacation!!!!!

dgill Says:
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @1:13:40 PM

Take it with ya. If you want to play it you will have it. If not, just bring it back home. I know what you mean about that addiction, but so does Joe, Oscar, Jim, Don and alll other members of this site. We are all supportive of each others habit, but after all there are worse vises than this. Good Luck Don and most of all have just have fun.

dthomas Says:
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @1:16:05 PM

SO you don't think i will bother any one with it when I play?

Texasbanjo Says:
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @1:21:07 PM

If it's too loud and you get complaints, stuff a towel in the resonator or put some foam between the bridge and the back side of the strings (tailpiece side). If you have a couple of clothespins, you can put one on either side of the bridge, touching the head and that will dampen the sound some. Or you could spend some money and get a mute -- but why when there are free ways to mute the sound.

One caveat: if you leave the banjo in the motel room, leave a "do not disturb" sign on the door. Cleaning people coming in and out might leave the room open and you might lose your banjo.

picKen Says:
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @2:06:44 PM

You gotta take it with you! What if the guy across the hall is a fiddle player? You never know.

loukiii Says:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @10:16:37 AM

So what if you offend someone. They will like it or you will play louder.
If you are really concerned, go online and get a banjo mute. It slides over your bridge and dampens the sound.

dthomas Says:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @1:12:22 PM

alright everyone, went on vacation without it, kinda freaky, but seems that I can pick better since i took some time off does that make any since!

erikforgod Says:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @2:39:06 PM

leave without the banjo and youll regret it...

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