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"Gentle Winds" Gold Tone CC-Carlin12 banjo ~ modified for low tunings

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Jul 12, 2022 - 11:47:11 AM
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"Gentle Winds" is composed and played by Paul Roberts. Paul's idea for modifying the Gold Tone CC-Carlin12 banjo, for playing in low tunings, came to fruition thanks to master luthier Chris Pariso, who artfully manifested the banjo Paul plays in this video. Paul has represented Gold Tone since 2008, through his retail site banjocrazy.com. The modifications include a neck-lift, whereby the neck is repositioned 3/8" above the head. Combined with a 7/8" custom bridge, this provides a nice distance between the strings and head, and aligns the strings closer to a parallel relationship with the head. The result is improved access to the full tonal spectrum from the bridge all the way through the scoop. Other elements of the modification include the addition of a special rim ring, J-hooks, and notched counter hoop. For a variation in aesthetics, a renaissance head is tinted gold, and a blonde wooden overlay has been added to the truss rod cover.

The Gold Tone CC-Carlin12 banjo has a 1-3/8" wide fingerboard, providing enough space for light gauge, wound nylon cello banjo strings. In this video, the banjo has a capo on the 5th fret. The tuning at the 5th fret is gGDGA. With these wound nylon cello banjo strings, and with the capo removed, the Carlin mod is pitched in the A/double D range, and can be tuned even lower for G/double C.


Jul 12, 2022 - 12:45:43 PM

Noodlin

USA

151 posts since 6/3/2019

Lovely Paul! You always play with such finesse and mood.

Interesting mod to the CC-12 too.

Jul 12, 2022 - 3:33:33 PM
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4234 posts since 12/3/2008

@Noodlin   Thanks, Adam! Much appreciated!

Edited by - Paul Roberts on 07/12/2022 15:34:55

Jul 15, 2022 - 12:38:35 PM
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7624 posts since 11/4/2005

That was truly
beautiful, Paul, gentle winds, indeed. A calming, if momentary respite from these troubled times.

Jul 18, 2022 - 6:04:45 AM

4234 posts since 12/3/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Don Borchelt

That was truly
beautiful, Paul, gentle winds, indeed. A calming, if momentary respite from these troubled times.


Many thanks, Don. Glad it could have that effect.  

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