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Aug 18, 2021 - 8:24:01 PM
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157 posts since 9/19/2005

I was at Elderly Instruments last week and played 20 or more flatheads and the one that really caught my ear was a Gold Tone “Twanger”. I’m not sure if it was the setup or what but it had a really full sound that I wasn’t expecting. I’d really recommend it in that price range or maybe even against the usual professional models.

Maybe they got the tone ring just right.

Pat

Aug 19, 2021 - 2:00:16 AM

209 posts since 5/21/2020
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Originally posted by pat_mccarley

I was at Elderly Instruments last week and played 20 or more flatheads and the one that really caught my ear was a Gold Tone “Twanger”. I’m not sure if it was the setup or what but it had a really full sound that I wasn’t expecting. I’d really recommend it in that price range or maybe even against the usual professional models.

Maybe they got the tone ring just right.

Pat


Got to agree, my Twanger sounds great, excellent price. great value for money.  

Aug 19, 2021 - 3:55:37 AM

465 posts since 7/13/2008

I hadn't played banjo for 30 years or more and happened to try out a used Gold Tone BG 250 F at a second hand music store. I thought my ears were kidding me. The next week I ran up to Elderly and compared everything they had to the Gold Tone. There were maybe three instruments that I thought sounded better - so I went back and bought the Gold Tone and started playing banjo again. I think setup makes a huge difference - I've never got mine back to sounding as good as it originally did. But it still sounds real good.

Aug 19, 2021 - 7:38:04 AM

135 posts since 2/15/2018

I took a chance and purchased a new Twanger about 8 weeks ago, couldn’t be more pleased. Full rich tone, beautiful to look at and very playable.

Aug 19, 2021 - 8:15:32 PM

157 posts since 9/19/2005

Glad to hear others agree and hope you enjoy yours.

Aug 20, 2021 - 6:25:37 PM

9 posts since 8/20/2021

I have been considering this one for a while. Does anyone know how it compares to the Deering Sierra, for instance?

Aug 21, 2021 - 11:38:24 AM
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Bart Veerman

Canada

5068 posts since 1/5/2005

Keep in mind that the showrooms in many music stores have terrible acoustics which can be hugely un-flattering to the best of instruments...

Aug 21, 2021 - 12:17:05 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1122 posts since 8/9/2019

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Originally posted by jsteele64289

I have been considering this one for a while. Does anyone know how it compares to the Deering Sierra, for instance?


totally different as the twanger is more or less a masterclone, whereas the Deering is not built to be a mastertone-style banjo

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