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Mar 31, 2023 - 3:24:59 PM
45 posts since 11/20/2011

So, I have been really digging the sound of the baritone banjo lately. I don't have one, can't justify shelling out for one, so I improvised. I grabbed one of my old regular 5-string beaters that I haven't played in years and slapped some baritone strings on it. I LOVE IT!!! I didn't adjust or tweak a thing, just put the strings on. It took a minute to get used to the feel, but it is such a cool twist in terms of sound and feel. Such deep bass, it feels really satisfying to play. I have no idea how it stacks up next to an actual baritone in terms of the dimensions, set up, etc., I just know I love playing it! Like I said, I put them on a cheap 5 string beater, so I wasn't worried about harming the instrument. It's invigorated my playing on my regular banjo as well. For $9.00 I almost feel like I can suddenly play a second instrument! Thought I would share.

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