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Thinking New Banjo Time

Posted by HUSKEY on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My banjo is very special to me. The more I have ventured out playing with my band and doing jams the more I am worried something might happen to it. Its really more sentimental value, because I can always replace a part i guess but I am thinking about getting a banjo to take on maybe road trip and playing with instead of lagging the family heirloom around. Has anyone ever had these feelings, I have my banjo sounding the way I want it to and hate to swap now. But this is a frankenstein with a pre war flathead conversion that was my grandfathers that he gave me and I do not want anything to happen to it. Should I have a backup to take to gigs lets say like festivals where i might be playing in the heat then jamming inside where its real cold. I have heard that can be bad on old wood. Please give me some input on this.

3 comments on “Thinking New Banjo Time”

torpedo Says:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 @4:46:04 PM

Just what is your family heirloom? Joe

Banjov1 Says:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 @5:09:09 PM

I have friends that do just that... They've got a treasured old Gibson flat head or conversion, then they'll have a Huber or really nice newer model flat head that they take out with them to most gigs and jam situations.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 @5:14:21 PM

Thanks for the help, my banjo was my grandpa's, it was a Gibson tenor that was conveted professionaly with a five string Gibson neck and something was done to the pot was fitted with a Gibson pre war flat top tone ring. Its very loud and he used it when he was on stage.

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