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Nov 19, 2019 - 2:56:01 PM

mej777

USA

3 posts since 6/22/2019

Hello fellow banjo pickers,

Recently my grand son accidentally struck my banjo with something he was playing with like a sword. I didnt think it hit hard at all. But the banjo was thrown way out of tune and now the tone is just not right, like it was before. I cant see any change at all visibly, except that I noticed the Heel/Pot joint is shimmed which I never noticed before. Any insight?

I hope to be of some help to yall sometime.

Thanks, Michael

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:26:55 PM

conic

UK

593 posts since 2/15/2014

what about the bridge

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:39:58 PM

12355 posts since 10/30/2008

He might have loosened the neck to pot "fit". Or perhaps the head split somewhere you can't see it. Also check the tailpiece in case it moved too.

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:43:41 PM

Vanjo

Canada

61 posts since 11/18/2017

Probably shifted the bridge, so you may have to find the sweet spot again to get proper intonation. Also make sure the tail piece is done up tight enough to not move when tuning.

Nov 23, 2019 - 12:18:40 PM

mej777

USA

3 posts since 6/22/2019

Thank you all very much for you suggestions, am checking out those things now.

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