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I am pretty much done

Posted by GhostChile on Sunday, November 20, 2011

Not play/practice in 3 weeks. Am finding too much wrong with this banjo to even think about repairing. Tailpiece, nut, frets messed up , bridge bacwards n cracked. Head so freakin loose. And god knows what else. I m thru with trying.

8 comments on “I am pretty much done”

a g cole Says:
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @3:20:55 PM

Eddie: Just save up for a decent banjo. Also, do your serious practicing somewhere besides in that truck tab. I sense you are discouraged at this point. I can tell by reading your previous posts that you are an interesting guy. Please do not leave yoyr friends at BHO and the world at large.

GhostChile Says:
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @3:29:51 PM

I can't afford to! This was a present from my mom for my bday. I want to play, but am thru with trying to fix all the crap that is wrong with a BRAND NEW banjo. Bought from a music mega store. There is a warranty, but I don't want them touching it if this much was wrong with it. And found out that some mechanic for some unknown reason took all my piks? WTF?

GhostChile Says:
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @3:33:08 PM

And all I got is my truck.

quikcarl Says:
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @5:57:14 PM

Eddie, do you ever travel thru NC, near Hickory, if so send me a private message so I can give you my number.

GhostChile Says:
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @6:59:48 PM

I sometimes get thru that way. Will let u know

Oalbrets Says:
Monday, November 21, 2011 @7:40:59 AM

Hi Eddie, Frustration come along with learning how to play the banjo. Just the other night I said I quit and guess what. I am pickin again. If you are ever in Northern Calif. give me a shout and I will give you a banjo that I have had for awhile. Its not the best banjo but a good one for learning. It is a Fender FB54. Some people tinker with there banjos so much and don't learn how to play because all they do is tinker with the damn thing. I was taught to just learn how to pick and not worry about all luthier stuff. Kenny Ingram taught me this and I listened to him. Anyway if you are in Northern Calif. then give me a shout. If the weathers good I'll take you fishing.

GhostChile Says:
Monday, November 21, 2011 @7:56:19 AM

Ok. Thx bud. Down here in LA now and fighting with company to get wife home for medical care.

GhostChile Says:
Monday, November 21, 2011 @10:58:15 AM

Thank u oscar. I probly just need to quit messing with it. But when strings come out from under tailpiece when ur trying to play and ewhen u plant ur fingers on head and it feels like a pillow, somethings wrong. I m caonstantly having to loosen strings to get em back under tail just to keep trying to practice. And nuts holding head were barely finger tight. I guess I am reading too much into the setup, but when stuff keeps going wrong, it gets very frustrating

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