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Nov 25, 2020 - 6:47:32 PM
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101 posts since 1/7/2019

I know it is not high dollar stuff but I have put some work into these and I am proud of them. I am working on learning to play up to their potential and it is nice to have equipment that is awesome to learn on and motivates me to try harder.

Comments are welcome, but either way, I just wanted to share.



Nov 25, 2020 - 7:38:18 PM

135 posts since 6/12/2012

Nice; Which is your favorite?

Nov 25, 2020 - 7:40:06 PM

2500 posts since 3/30/2008

Jeff, Your photo reflects a love of the banjo, but each instrument needs a full close up portrait to truly showcase your collection.   ( I can't really discern what you're playing) .

Edited by - tdennis on 11/25/2020 19:49:11

Nov 25, 2020 - 9:06:48 PM

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24240 posts since 6/25/2005

That’s exactly it.

Nov 25, 2020 - 10:15:34 PM

494 posts since 2/5/2014

Banjos and drums, you are one brave man. I am not sure my neighbors would be too pleased with me if I added drums to my stable??.

One of my neighbors suddenly had to mow his yard whenever I started to practice my banjo.

Nov 26, 2020 - 5:17:38 AM
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101 posts since 1/7/2019

My first banjo. An older Kay pot (I think) with an Asian neck on it. I picked it up from craigslist almost 2 years ago and it started the obsession. It is actually a really nice playing banjo for not having a tone ring but the neck is a little to narrow at the top for me so this one is always on the chopping block. No one seems to want it so I will probably end up keeping it for nostalgia's sake.

Nov 26, 2020 - 5:23:21 AM

101 posts since 1/7/2019

I went through a couple Goodtimes in between but the next banjo is another craigslist find. A Goldtone CC-100 plus that I have done some work in and probably done most of my playing on.

I put a notched hoop on it because I didn't like the hooks it came with as well as a hawktail tailpiece. I have also been through a few different head/bridge/string combinations to try to get the sound I like best (which seems to be ever evolving)

One of my favorite so far


Nov 26, 2020 - 5:27:18 AM

101 posts since 1/7/2019

And finally, My latest addition. An Iida 237 in absolute mint condition. I did a full cleaning and setup on it after purchasing it and I am still working with it for the tone and sound I want but, Man is this thing loud and clear. Just starting with this one.

Nov 26, 2020 - 6:37:14 AM

1886 posts since 2/12/2009

I agree, a decent instrument is inspirational to play, you should be inspired to play with those banjos, not a bottlecap amongst them, many of us here started out playing lousy bottlecaps !

Nov 27, 2020 - 6:23:21 AM

1206 posts since 5/19/2018

Good start.

Really nice Iida.

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