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6-string low bass gourd banjo “lo-go”

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Aug 22, 2019 - 7:09:48 PM
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1365 posts since 4/29/2013

Been wanting to try this for awhile now. Keeping with Nylguts, I decided to use the Alabastro normal tension guitar set, using the first string for the fifth, second for the first, etc and finally the low E for the extra bass string. 


Having it tuned to dDADF#A, D tunes in double D tuning can easily be played with the added bass without having to change much of the fingering, just an octave below much like a cello banjo. 

Aug 22, 2019 - 8:37:52 PM
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93 posts since 1/7/2019

Very nice! I watched the video too. Good playing.

Aug 22, 2019 - 8:47:27 PM
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5182 posts since 12/20/2005

Thanks for posting.

Great job on the banjo and I enjoyed the tune.

I think you are innovative on both.

Aug 23, 2019 - 4:26:20 AM
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353 posts since 3/31/2013

That's a really cool looking and sounding gourd banjo. I love the low sound of it. Thank you posting!

Aug 23, 2019 - 6:58:41 AM
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479 posts since 7/10/2012

What a nice deep tone! Very impressive work! I've got a box full of gourds I picked up last year calling to me out in the shop... this is motivating.

Aug 29, 2019 - 4:57:02 PM
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1365 posts since 4/29/2013

Here’s another video of it. Having the sound hole instead of an extra head across the upper bout does allow quite a bit of projection forward, much like a guitar. 

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