Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

Banjo Lovers Online

Possible reason for 'warped' string sound while playing

Want to hide these Google ads? Join the Players Union!
Dec 9, 2019 - 9:49:59 PM



10 posts since 12/5/2019

im new-ish to banjos,

i have an openback that iv had for a month, and noticed that while i was playing, the strings would 'warp' in and out of tune.

like the effect of a whammy-bar on a guitar...

i discovered that simply, the neck nut against the fret end of the pot on the adjusting rod wasn't tight enough.

i re-positioned the neck in the up/down plane and re-tightened.

it fixed the problem!

altho it was fun making ghost-music by strumming a chord and then flexing the neck back and forth haha

dont know if this helps anyone, but it took me a while to figure it out :)

Dec 9, 2019 - 10:13:41 PM
likes this

2276 posts since 3/30/2008

This is a commomly known phenomenon of the banjo, the neck can easily be bent, if so willed.

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories