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Apr 20, 2019 - 8:37:38 AM
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I'm always noodling with banjo tone. It varies with genre of course, and is very subjective. Latest try was to double up the middle (trim and braze) of a regular brass dunlop pick for claw and frailing. The re-worked result was a more substantial thimble. Over all balance of the strings between finger and thumb appeared better, and the tone seems more "bell" like. The starting mass of the pick was 2 grams, and the modified thimble came in at 4 grams. I know it seems insignificant, but it makes a difference in attack, tone and playing feel. I figured I'd pass it along. One more aspect of banjo tone to chase.

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