Rob schupbach. I just purchased a gold tone bg 10, trnstring banjo. The paired strings are unison 1,2 and 5 and octaves 3 and 4. The strings are quite close together and kind of a challenge to use a pick. I really like the octaves tones butbthatbis not Earl Scruggs style. Any suggestions.
I'd like to see a picture of it. Sounds like it's strung kind of like a mandolin. You'll have to get used to fretting and picking 2 strings at a time. Could be more difficult to keep in tune (like my mandolin).
Rob, your banjo might be well suited to playing music from the 60's folk boom. Some of the songs from that era work really well with a banjo. Think backup instead of doing a lot of lead picking. Remember how good the twelve string guitar sounded in that setting? It was always suitable for soft strumming behind vocals but not for flat picking.
You have a banjo that is not really going to fit in an established niche. Make one.
I would suggest playing your music on it with fingerpicks, let your back/arm/hand learn with daily muscle memory and then sleep on it. I'm serious, let your body learn
Sherry find the Gold Tone link where the ten is being played,I thought it was Sweeeet there were two models, a Whyte Laydie and this one .All the Gold Tones are Maple rims and necks, so they can take years to sound better
i can understand why they don't make them
It has the most elegant 5th string solution of one geared and one tunneled, 9 tuners at the peghead
Curtis McPeake used two geared, one right angled
keep the callouses up
I play two 12 strings, so I learned to go back and play my 6-string Epiphone Texan
Double course instruments carry better with a big crowd at the Oasis
I wish I could conserve one of these
I strongly suggest a wide sheepskin cradle strap
Will you weigh it for us? 13-14lbs?
It’s like a big banjo 4 x 4
Edited by - Helix on 11/04/2020 14:52:59
I was wrong.
All these 10 string videos are right there to hear played by pros
'Deering banjos' 23 min
'One of my favorite' 1 hr
'Banjola' 2 hrs
'ID these tuners?' 3 hrs