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Nov 8, 2018 - 8:05:44 PM
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mfbrin

USA

84 posts since 7/7/2012

I normally play on a soft seat. This weekend, I was at a jam and the chairs were hard metal. At one point when playing, the rim hit the chair and I was concerned that I might chip the rim of the pot. Has anyone created a soft pot protector for the rim that is discrete, i.e., not obvious? Thanks.

Nov 8, 2018 - 8:27:20 PM
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gtani7

USA

731 posts since 3/22/2017

Don't know how much padding this is but sort of fits the description: youtube.com/watch?v=wiRDWwHYDKs

Nov 8, 2018 - 9:13:47 PM

KCJones

USA

365 posts since 8/30/2012

Do you think putting something soft on the resonator might change the tone? Similar to stuffing the pot, but not nearly as drastic.

I know mandolin players use something called a "Tone Gard", which helps with tone and volume but also protects the back of the mandolin. Perhaps you could get one of those for a banjo.

Nov 8, 2018 - 9:46:11 PM
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6247 posts since 4/7/2003

On my openback I sometimes put a steering wheel cover around the bottom of the rim to protect my leg from bracket bruise.

Nov 9, 2018 - 3:13:58 AM

mmock4

USA

70 posts since 8/10/2017

I’d think a simple cushion or seat cover would solve your problem, easier, faster and for cheaper. Also doesn’t do anything to effect the tone of the banjo, and as a bonus gives your butt some protection as well!

Nov 9, 2018 - 5:59:15 AM
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Helix

USA

11478 posts since 8/30/2006

The banjo lap rest up above is only $30 and does exactly what you want, AND it goes in the case, too. For a good cause, too.

Nov 9, 2018 - 7:09:21 AM

ekvin

USA

33 posts since 3/22/2017

It's traditional to use a shag toilet seat cover to protect your resonator from sequin and/or glitter rash.

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:40:37 AM
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Helix

USA

11478 posts since 8/30/2006

Cool solution ekevin . I like your avatar photo. We had a dog try to bury a little toy banjo with a skin head. They can smell the hide, "let me help you with that, it's stinky." Cat gut was hard on cats.

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:34:31 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by ekvin

It's traditional to use a shag toilet seat cover to protect your resonator from sequin and/or glitter rash.


DANG!

Ya beat me to it.

Nov 12, 2018 - 6:56:01 AM
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ekvin

USA

33 posts since 3/22/2017

and here's an action shot of Lulu's bowtie being protected.


 

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:22:15 AM
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"Shag on the BACK of a BANJO??

Well, I suppose it's better than having no shag at all!"

-Austin Danger Powers-

Nov 12, 2018 - 6:05:15 PM

6247 posts since 4/7/2003

Shag is the new Swag !!

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:18:56 PM
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Helix

USA

11478 posts since 8/30/2006

To shag or not to shag.

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