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Sep 20, 2019 - 3:18:17 PM

melvis1999

Canada

1 posts since 9/20/2019

I just received a new deering goodtime 2 via post, there were 2 loose screws rolling around in the box, is this normal? I'm a long time guitarist trying my hand at the banjo, don't know much about the construction

Sep 20, 2019 - 3:31:46 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2435 posts since 5/15/2011

Neither of the two Deerings I had shipped to me in Australia had screws rolling around in the box.

What diameter and length are the screws? Might help pin down their home.

Sep 20, 2019 - 4:45:53 PM

6113 posts since 8/28/2013

Screws rolling around in the box doesn't sound normal, and would be a hazard to the finish and possibly othet items during shipment. I'd check the banjo over extensively in case there is some damage. I'd also contact Deering about this matter.

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:22:31 PM

431 posts since 6/2/2011

Those wouldn’t be resonator screws would they. The Goodtime 2 uses small Phillips head screws to hold the resonator instead of the knob head type on their upper end banjos.

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:50:49 PM
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Helix1

USA

447 posts since 4/17/2019

I don't know about your post, but our post vibrates in trains, planes and delivery.

I know that the Deerings do everything possible to get you your new toy intact. Find out where those screws go and install. Now play a bunch.

Drone delivery is next. Our postal service will deliver, United Parcel Service will leave it in the driveway, FedEx will bomb your house with it.

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:46:11 AM
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RioStat

USA

4949 posts since 10/12/2009

"Loose screws in the box"...........I figured that was the title of an old-time, clawhammer banjo tune!  cheeky

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:09:09 AM

12180 posts since 10/30/2008

Check the tuners which are fastened into the back of the peg head with small wood screws, see if any are missing. Likewise look at the buttons on the tuners, sometimes better models fasten the buttons on with little machine screws -- see if any are missing. Otherwise that advice about the resonator screws seems good. There aren't many small screws on a banjo.

Post some photos of the banjo and the screws.

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:09:24 AM

Fathand

Canada

11457 posts since 2/7/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Helix1

I don't know about your post, but our post vibrates in trains, planes and delivery.


If I laid my Stelling flat on the floor at the rear of my 2003 Dodge Caravan, the resonator screws would be loose after a couple hours drive.

Never happened in othe vehicles tho.

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:15:05 AM

6113 posts since 8/28/2013

quote:
Originally posted by Helix1

I don't know about your post, but our post vibrates in trains, planes and delivery.

I know that the Deerings do everything possible to get you your new toy intact. Find out where those screws go and install. Now play a bunch.

Drone delivery is next. Our postal service will deliver, United Parcel Service will leave it in the driveway, FedEx will bomb your house with it.


That's a darned good description of what the various delivery services do.

I hope it never comes down to drone shipments. That's fraught with potential for disasters; hijacking, packages being accidentally dropped or left in the rain, and aerial collisions with birds, other people's hobby drones and radio controlled airplanes.

Sep 21, 2019 - 12:06:11 PM

Alex Z

USA

3637 posts since 12/7/2006

Ice fishers in Wisconsin were getting beer delivered by drones out to their shanties on the lake, until the FAA outlawed it a few years ago.

Between GPS, your cozy shanty, the Packers game on your smart phone, and a 12-pack of Schlitz, what more could a cheesehead want in the dead of winter?  smiley

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:23:33 AM
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Helix1

USA

447 posts since 4/17/2019

Sidewalk drones are going to be ridden by unruly teenagers who need delivery jobs.

what more could a cheesehead want in the dead of winter? A F D C Aid to Families with Dependent Cheese.

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