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Recording King  Dirty 30's Open Back Banjo Reviews

Submitted by cottontop (see all reviews from this person) on 7/12/2015

Where Purchased: Capo's Music

Year Purchased: 2015
Price Paid: 239 ($US)

Sound

This has a deep ghostly dull sound that I like.

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

Was set up perfectly. Did not have to do anything to it.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Has an old time antique look.

Appearance Rating: 9

Reliability

All the hardware is solid and made to last.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Capo's was friendly and the service was fast. I can't remember what the warranty is, but the banjo is so well made that I will never use the warranty anyway.

Customer Service: 10

Components

I love the look of the head. I did replace the bridge as I almost always replace beidges anyway, just to seewhat different sounds I can get. I replaced the guitar tuners with banjo planetary tuners as I just like the look. I also replaced the tailpiece with a No-Knot just because I like the look on the open back. These changes were not necessary, I just made them more for cosmetic reasons.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

If you are looking for an inexpensive open back that has an old time sound that you can practice or perform with, this is it.

Overall Rating: 9

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