The banjo reviews database is here to help educate people before they purchase an instrument. Of course, this is not meant to be a substitute for playing the instrument yourself!
7001 reviews in the archive.
Hello Everyone who was kind enough to put it out there to help me and to everyone else at the Banjo Hangout. Without you I would not have found Bart.
I would like to tell you that my afternoon with Bart Veerman was an awesome experience, not only was he gracious host to me and my 1978 RB-100 he taught me so much about setting up a banjo. He got my banjo singing with perfect harmonics and a banjo that resonates for miles. The sustain lasts for ever and it is such a joy to play. I know there are a lot of people who dislike this instrument but after Bart got done with it you would probably change your mind. I bought this banjo for $900 Canadian and once I took a closer look at it I was a bit worried but Bart got everything worked out and it looks 1000 times better. I bought this banjo because my other banjo was just to heavy for my degrading health, my arthritic hands and back to pick up. It also is easier on my back and neck when playing. It was in almost never played condition, the nickel plating is in amazing shape but has some age marks associated with something that wasn't really cared for properly but as Bart says they are only aesthetics what counts is the sound that comes from the banjo.
So needless to say my experience with Bart was one I will remember for a life time and you should really check out his work, he is a beautiful craftsman and he really knows his stuff.
Just came back from my post setup appointment with Bart and as he said the banjo needed the head tightened as it had stretched quit a bit. Once again my RB-100 is singing to its full potential.
I would recommend anyone in Southern Ontario to contact Bart if they are having a problem with their banjo as well as anyone that belongs to the Banjo Hangout. I have included a link to his website as it is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Banjo Bridge and it also shows his hand crafted bridges that are available or if you need something custom made. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you again Bart and to the people who turned me on to him.
I will catch you on the back beat!
Overall Rating: 10
'Chas.a.sromberg and sons' 29 min
'Twin Sisters' 42 min
'Rebelion dogs' 2 hrs
'I Saw the light' 2 hrs
'Gibson RB1 reissue' 2 hrs
'Hex head large nuts' 3 hrs