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Picks: Cling Pro Clawhammer Pick

Submitted by wsharp on 11/15/2018

Where Purchased: online

Overall Comments

I"ve tried all kinds of picks for clawhammer since I have thin, crummy nails, with varying degrees of success.  These weird-looking picks are the best.  Playability is excellent and comfort is huge,  They fasten onto your finger wth a wire that wraps around the underside of your finger.  Hardly know you have it on and it stays put.  Customer service was AWESOME!!!!!!  Shipping from Canada is pricey but really, these are the best --the shipping seems like a pretty small price to pay for something that really works and is wearable for hours on end.

Overall Rating: 10

Bridges: Bart Veerman Bridges

Submitted by wsharp on 10/12/2015

Where Purchased: online from Bart Veerman

Overall Comments

I ordered two bridges from Bart-for two different banjos.  He was extremely helpful in helping me figure out what would work best given my banjos and playing style.  They were both for my nylon-strung/skin-head banjos and I went with the mystery wood, no cap bridges.  I wasn't sure about height and when they came I realized that I should have gone higher.  Bart was again extremely helpful and I exchanged them for two that were the same as the first set but both higher.  I love these bridges!!!  As soon as I put them on I could hear a difference in tone and volume.  Bart was so easy to work with and the bridges add so much to the sound of my banjos.  Highly recommend Bart's bridges. 

Overall Rating: 10

White Mountain: Custom A-scale Tubaphone

Submitted by wsharp on 12/5/2012

Where Purchased: White Mountain Banjo

Year Purchased: 2012
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


Perfect. I wanted a deep, full sound and Ron got it perfectly.

Sound Rating: 10


Played great right out of the box although it has a skin head so is still going thru the initial stretching period.

Setup Rating: 9


This is one beautiful banjo. Every part of this banjo was done well; the inlay, the finish-it all shows very fine workmanship.

Appearance Rating: 10


This banjo will last longer than I do. Solid.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I can't say enough good things about White Mountain Banjo and Ron Grimsley. He was so helpful, friendly, patient and was in contact throughout the whole building process. He even sent photos of progress along the way. This was such a good experience. I can't imagine a better relationship between builder and customer.

Customer Service: 10


I wouldn't change anything.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I am in love with this new banjo. It fits me, it sounds just like I wanted it to and it is beautiful. I feel like I got exactly what I wanted and I enjoyed the whole process. I also think that for the $, you get a lot of banjo from White Mountain. Couldn't be happier.

Overall Rating: 10

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