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Dec 13, 2019 - 8:10:12 PM
2106 posts since 9/25/2006

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:45:21 AM
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SBPARK

USA

345 posts since 2/25/2011

If playing banjo wasn't already completed and heavy enough...

Dec 14, 2019 - 7:33:34 AM
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1987 posts since 1/21/2003

Price seems a bit steep until you realize it can be a compact emergency car jack, a trench digger, and when worn down can be melted down to be formed into an nice little fishing boat hull.

Dec 14, 2019 - 7:55:19 AM
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Lew H

USA

2351 posts since 3/10/2008

That looks atrocious! The handles are in the way of picking. Maybe it would be better to make a tailpiece with little individual string cams--like on a harp--to retune or "bend" each string--instead of this monstrosity or Keith pegs or cams on the peg head.

Dec 14, 2019 - 9:43:48 AM
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2100 posts since 4/5/2006

A banjo is a banjo, not a peddle steel. And those things have morphed to the point they cannot even be called a guitar anymore.

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:07:11 PM

2784 posts since 5/29/2011

I'd like to have one of these for my lap steel but I don't need it badly enough to pay $600 for it.

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:26:03 PM
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53239 posts since 12/14/2005

Still and all, I salute the people who are constantly trying strange new things with their music, their instruments, and their artistic impulses.

Where would the Banjo HangOut be, if nobody EVER thought it might be FUN to put a stick through a gourd, a hide across the gourd, and add a hunk of string to twang on?

And then somebody though that MORE strings might be MORE fun??

And then more and more improvements, until, here we are!

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