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Sep 2, 2021 - 7:42:01 AM
380 posts since 1/26/2020

I recently picked up a Boucher Replica (unmarked). I'm pretty sure it's one of the Terry Bell and Sons kit banjos. Plays great, finished nicely in a clear finish.
How do you wall hang these oddly shaped instruments? And how do you wall hang any other wide necked minstrel era banjos? Guitar hangers seem to interfere with the pegs.

Blaine

Sep 2, 2021 - 9:17:37 AM
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73 posts since 8/31/2015

The String Swing banjo/mando works great. The bars are flexible, if you widen them slightly it's a good fit.


 

Sep 2, 2021 - 10:33:34 AM

380 posts since 1/26/2020

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Originally posted by TreyDBanjoKS

The String Swing banjo/mando works great. The bars are flexible, if you widen them slightly it's a good fit.


I already use string swing on my normal banjos. It's too narrow.

Blaine

Sep 2, 2021 - 12:17:33 PM

198 posts since 4/5/2016

Originally posted by TreyDBanjoKS

The String Swing banjo/mando works great. The bars are flexible, if you widen them slightly it's a good fit.

Sep 2, 2021 - 12:24:55 PM

380 posts since 1/26/2020

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Originally posted by Nate Banton

Originally posted by TreyDBanjoKS

The String Swing banjo/mando works great. The bars are flexible, if you widen them slightly it's a good fit.


How do you widen them? I imagine bending them will cause them to break, since they're cast metal (Not very flexible)

Blaine

Sep 2, 2021 - 12:28:23 PM

11917 posts since 10/27/2006

There are guitar versions of wall hangers. I can put them on a stock order but, otherwise, I'd have to charge too much for shipping. Pretty sure Amazon has them.

Sep 2, 2021 - 12:32:39 PM

380 posts since 1/26/2020

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Originally posted by mikehalloran

There are guitar versions of wall hangers. I can put them on a stock order but, otherwise, I'd have to charge too much for shipping. Pretty sure Amazon has them.


Are they tilted up like the banjo hanger? Straight hangers like guitars use typically interfere with rear facing pegs and violin style pegs.

 Blaine 

Sep 2, 2021 - 1:01:20 PM

11917 posts since 10/27/2006

quote:
Originally posted by tbchappe
quote:
Originally posted by mikehalloran

There are guitar versions of wall hangers. I can put them on a stock order but, otherwise, I'd have to charge too much for shipping. Pretty sure Amazon has them.


Are they tilted up like the banjo hanger? Straight hangers like guitars use typically interfere with rear facing pegs and violin style pegs.

 Blaine 


I count over 10 different designs on the first page. 

Guitar wall hangers on Amazon

Sep 2, 2021 - 1:10:45 PM

380 posts since 1/26/2020

I should've specified that I've been all over Amazon and eBay looking at guitar and banjo hangers. The guitar hangers are shaped in a way that will put pressure on backward facing pegs, and the banjo hangers are too thin in the opening to accommodate a minstrel banjo neck.

Blaine

Sep 2, 2021 - 8:53:27 PM

8015 posts since 1/7/2005

They are quick and easy to make. Especially if you have a bandsaw.
DD

Sep 3, 2021 - 9:25:24 PM

133 posts since 1/11/2020

I had no issue hanging mine with a banjo string swing. It was a smidge tighter a fit than my normal banjos but i had no need to alter it. I should note it is also a terry bell replica.
You can very slighlty bend them with your hands tho i have been able to do that before

Sep 3, 2021 - 11:24:18 PM
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I run a loop of cord around the two hooks closest to the heel and hang it over a fat headed screw in the wall. I'll try to post a photo of our Allen Hart Boucher tomorrow. It's very stable and easy to hang. I use that method for a lot of my banjos.

Sep 4, 2021 - 8:42:49 PM
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Here is the picture of my Allen Hart Boucher hanging via a simple bridle through the hooks.
banjohangout.org/forum/attachm...ID=278045


Sep 5, 2021 - 5:35:23 AM

262 posts since 8/25/2009

I don't know how well it will work for your banjo, but here is how I have been hanging my open-backs since the early 1960s.

First, I fasten a picture hanger to the wall. Then, I tie a couple of loops of leather shoe lace around one of the brackets, Finally, I use the loops to hang the banjo. I find that picking a bracket, near the neck results in a diagonal orientation of the banjo that is both convenient and visually pleasing. YMMV

WARNING: Many years ago my first banjo was a Dobson student model (open back). I hung it up on my living room wall over my couch, where it was convenient to play.. One day I came home from work to see that someone had taken it down off the wall, and carefully placed it on the couch. This being Cambridge, Mass., I wondered if someone had come in, played the banjo a little, and decided it wasn't worth stealing :-)

When I went to place it back up on the hook, I discovered the piece of leather shoelace I had looped around the hook to hang it up by was cut through. (So much for the discerning, yet considerate thief hypothesis:) When I looked at the picture hanger, I noticed that it was a cheap piece of adhesive tape, with a flat piece of metal bent into a hook, and the sharp edges of the flat hook had cut through the leather loop. Since I did not want to risk damaging the banjo by using a wire loop, I put TWO loops of leather shoelace around the hook, one as a safety. I suspect a round picture hook may not have this problem, but why take a chance; next time someone may be sitting om the couch when the banjo drops.




As we used to say: Hang loose,smiley

Bill

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