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Clinch Mountain Backstep ( sawmill tuning ) broken string?

Posted by erikforgod on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ok I lied in my last video...I said I was gonna lay off and not learn anymore songs for a bit and just work on making the ones I have just learned better...but I couldnt resist...now I am after Ralph Stanleys "Clinch Mountain Backstep" this Iverson tab of this song is really cool.

Yesterday I tuned to sawmill tuning and clamped to the second fret. After I capoed...I had to adjust my tuning a bit and the string broke so I had to change my strings. Considering a few hours of practice a day ( one in the morning and one in the evening, not counting weekends ) I would say the strings lasted a good while I guess. Its mid August and I got the banjo on the 17th of June.

By the way...I have started saving money for my goodtime fretless which I want to purchase around christmas. I think with my fretless I will put on a different bridge, a fiberskyn head and even some planetary tuners for something different...I want to experiement with it so that it will have a completely diff sound than my Crow.



2 comments on “Clinch Mountain Backstep ( sawmill tuning ) broken string?”

teebee Says:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @5:56:04 AM

If you don't change anything, your fretless will probably have a different sound. Change of as little as one string might make it yours! Love those maple necks!
TB

erikforgod Says:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @5:58:36 AM

Yeah I love the maple on my goodtimes neck. It even has the "tiger striping" or "flame" too it...thst good qualioty maple that has that...and it feels heavy for a neck.

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