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Bean Blossom: Hobo

Submitted by jaberwocky on 9/19/2007

Where Purchased: music44.com

Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 171 ($US)

Sound

I am new so I might not make it sound right, but it sounds like and open back because it is, it does have sustain now after i adjusted EVERYTHING and put no knot on with new strings. I did not expect sustain at all. I get string buzz once in a while, might be me

Sound Rating: 8

Setup

Added bridge and tuned to standard, strings ok but maybe dead
Had to tighten slightly every head hook, both neck nuts and even the tuners were loose
But it did come with a Fyberskin head
I have changed to a No Knot tail piece, new strings(OME light chenilled)
I will probably need to check the fret wires
Over all alot of work for a begginer if it weren't for the WWW

Setup Rating: 4

Appearance

looks like a frailing banjo with fiddle shaped head stock and planetaries
dark stained hoop and neck, looks good
no scoop

Appearance Rating: 8

Reliability

Made in china so it probably won't last , we will see

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

Haven't used customer service

Customer Service: 9

Components

Remo Fyberskin

Components Rating: 8

Overall Comments

For a cheap begining banjo with planetaries and geared 5th it is good.
Not the best componets or build, but it works. A very good banjo to use as a first banjo for learning care and maintenence and to get the basic frail down.

Overall Rating: 8

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