I saw a few old threads about this but didn't see anything about this actually being done on a banjo. Anybody seen or own a banjo that has been Plek'd?
Here is a video for those who haven't heard of this:
I plek'd a few banjos back in my days working at Mass Street Music in Lawrence, KS. It makes a huge difference in playability and response in all areas of the neck. The great part is that you can customize it to whatever specs you want like string gauge, ideal action height, radius, fallaway, etc. and the machine automatically adjusts for the best result possible.
Id like to give this a try to see if it makes a difference for me. Also, I'm curious if it takes the head tension/settling into account during a new setup.
I'm in Odenton, MD. I don't really want to ship a banjo for this but I don't know of any shops withing the area that are both banjo-knowledgeable and have a Plek machine.
Experience lets folks reach these same results when all parameters are accounted for.
The machine would allow an inexperienced person to get to a finished set-up very quickly.
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