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Banjo's preference

Posted by Mark Ralston on Friday, December 12, 2008

I hadn't played my old Pollman fretless for a while and it's been sitting on my wall cracking at me as the humidity changes and the skin head adjusts.  I recorded a fiddle track of "Mike in the Wilderness" to demonstrate one of my for-sale banjos and then noodled with the Pollman.  It's funny how some banjos ask to be played in specific ways.  The Pollman has a pretty wide neck and fairly high action (3/8" at the heel), which reduces sustain and chops off notes.  This banjo likes to play spare counterpoint, and for some reason I feel freer to bend notes.

  http://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/media-player/bho-player2.asp?musicid=10850

  

 



2 comments on “Banjo's preference”

blueberrybanjoboy Says:
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @3:04:45 PM

Hi Mark, I was not sure if you got my messages .  I am still very interested in the # 24 banjo for $ 240.   email me when you get the chance.  I can send the money order out as soon as you give me your address.  extra $ 20 for S/H ?

Cody

Mark Ralston Says:
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @3:12:42 PM

Hi Cody ...... thanks....... sent you a reply via Banjo Hangout and via regular e-mail to your Yahoo account.

 

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