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Forward to the Past

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Forward to the Past:  Nechville Discovers the Secret of Time Travel!

Big news in the world of banjos doesn't happen everyday. It wouldn't be a surprise to hear about a new bridge, tone ring, or fingerpick, but when Tom Nechville announces a new product you can expect something big.  

The traditional banjo world is still digesting Nechville's Helimount - what many consider to be the most innovative redesign the banjo has ever seen. Nevertheless, banjo players of all styles the world over have adopted Nechville's common-sense engineering features, including Enterprise compensated bridges, Comfort Bevel hardwood armrests, and In-Line pivot tailpieces. Now Nechville is reaching out to all lovers of the traditional banjo pot design and introducing the next phase of development in the evolution of the banjo: The Historic Hybrid Banjo!

Making this innovation possible is the all new Nechville Flux Capacitor! Assisted by top-secret four-dimensional NASA design software, our team of PhD physicists has uncovered the secret of time travel. Head Quantum Mechanic Tom Nechville says, "This is the biggest breakthrough since time began for banjoists! Now we're able to transport ourselves back to 1937, bringing along our favorite adjustable Helimount neck to hook up with our favorite banjo pot of yesteryear."

Nechville scientists are still somewhat "hush hush" about the details, but leaving astrophysics aside for a moment, the central coupling mechanism that has made possible the merging of the past and the present is called the Nechville Flux Capacitor. This crucial element allows the full-functioning usefulness of a Nechville banjo neck to be employed on Pre-War style single-piece flange or tube and plate-type banjo pots.  

It has long been a problem with traditional banjos that they are not adjustable. Even if you are lucky enough to have a working truss rod, there is never enough adjustability to use a tight head with a high bridge (a setup preferred by top players). Nechville necks not only have two-way stainless steel adjustment inside the neck, but feature their exclusive  mounting system, giving infinite adjustability to the height of the strings to accommodate all styles of play and all bridge heights. The key to the quick-cam is a rounded interface between the end of the neck and the radiused portion of Nechville's Helimount frame. A single Allen screw fastens the neck and body with maximum surface area, producing a super solid and stable, yet adjustable, neck mount.

Until now this useful feature was only available on Helimount banjos. Now, Nechville's Flux Capacitor is the breakthrough component making the marriage of timescapes possible!

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I got started by listening to Hartford and Seeger, then got busy for years earning a living and raising kids. I addressed my mid-life crisis by getting a new banjo, taking lessons and learning to play bluegrass. Now, I just can't stop picking.

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