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I miss my banjo!

Posted by YJM_Rules on Friday, December 14, 2007

I am currently banjoless and I hate it! I moved to Dublin, Ireland and decided to leave my banjo back in England. I knew I was going home for New Year and thought I'd easily survive 8 weeks without it. I was wrong!! Now I can't wait to get home and pick the fire out of that thing!

Now I'm trying to find a way to play banjo in Ireland. I'm looking at maybe getting a Tranjo or replacing my standard head with one of those silent mesh ones. The only other choice really is an electric guitar set up as a five string.

My Fielding-Cutler mute is still too loud for my apartment!! Why did I choose such a loud instrument??

Hopefully, it'll be sorted soon! I need to play banjo!

5 comments on “I miss my banjo!”

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Friday, December 14, 2007 @10:35:25 PM

What were you thinking!!!  You are in need of a banjo fix.  You also need to master the art of banjo muting.  Keep the resonator off, stuff a towel between the brace bar and the head, put a heavy metal mute on top of the bridge and a clip-on on mute (like the Ultra Gold Tone) around the bridge.  That ought to do it.

Guy Says:
Monday, December 24, 2007 @7:40:36 AM


Get a Nechville Meteor. I'm getting a turbo module for my Nextar but that's so I can be sure my neighbours hear me.

Have a great Christmas.


Jane C Says:
Friday, December 28, 2007 @11:45:03 AM

Oh Juust PLAY it, sod the neighbours

diarmaid Says:
Thursday, January 10, 2008 @4:51:55 AM

could be worth contacting tom cussen in galway to see if he can help you out

stanger Says:
Sunday, January 20, 2008 @2:51:33 PM

Hi, Martin... Wow- you must have REALLY sensitive neighbors! Makes for a tough situation. Stuff a towel in the back- your banjo won't be any louder than a cheap guitar with one, and if the neighbors can't put up with such a low volume level, to Hell with 'em.

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