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Just recorded three familiar tunes on my new Pisgah Fretless banjo

Posted by erikforgod on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I just recorded "Soldiers Joy" "John Browns Dream" and "Old Joe Clarke" on my new 12" Pisgah fretless. My banjo seems much louder today and I am not sure how the recordings will sound as I used our new Ipad generation 5 to record with. It seems to have a real sensitive mic. Anyways I am thinking of stuffing the pot because this banjo is so loud...I dont want our neighbors getting ticked off. Also for when I am recording because I think the banjo might have been over-powering the microphone a bit. I havent started on any new tunes yet because RD Lunceford recommended I try tunes that I am most familiar with first to get familiar with my fretless banjo.



4 comments on “Just recorded three familiar tunes on my new Pisgah Fretless banjo”

bd Says:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @5:16:46 PM

Maybe the weather? My banjos can fluctuate in loudness. The fretless with the skin head most dramatically, but even my deering with a plastic head will too.
And I can only concur with Mr Lunceford.

erikforgod Says:
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @4:29:08 AM

Thats what I am thinking...the weather here changes soooo often. This year we are having what I would call a spring-like summer. The weather is not so hot as last year. Well we have some hot days but not nearly as many as the year before...its kinda weird actually.

Torben Pedersen Says:
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @9:31:09 AM

I think bd is right. I have a Bodhran, not tunable. - Sometimes I must to give the skin a little water, and sometimes I must place the Bodhran a warm place. To get the sound I wanted.
Great to hear, you love your new banjo.

erikforgod Says:
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @10:03:39 AM

The thing is this banjo head is a renaissance head so it looks like skin...but its synthetic. I think it could be the neck or the rim changing with the humidity. The banjo was built in the dead of winter in the smoky mountains of NC, then shipped to florida where its dry winter weather. Then it flys on an airplane to the southern hemisphere to Argentina where its currently very humid and mid summer here.

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