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  • How To Tune A Banjo

    Tuning a banjo is easy. There are a number of different types of banjos that all are tuned differently. The most common banjo type is a 5 string banjo and has a standard tuning in open G - the notes from the 5th string to the 1st are G, D, G, B, D. Find out alternate tunings and tunings for all other banjo types here.
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  • The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions

    The most favorite part of my job is talking to customers! I love hearing their enthusiasm for and love of the banjo! There are some common questions, however,  that are shared by folks who have or are searching for banjos. I thought sharing those might help others who are on the same journey.
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  • Banjo Neck Adjustments

    While I am not suggesting any chiropractic manipulations here, adjusting your banjo neck will bring just about as much “relief” to your banjo playing as a good visit to your local doctor can do for your back and neck! Tests, tests, more tests….yes, I have a few for you to try! They can be fun, they ARE effective, and, remember our motto “YOU CAN DO IT!” 
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  • Banjo Head Types and Descriptions

    Each type of banjo head has a unique contribution to your banjo’s tone. Heads have different effects on different kinds of banjos.  For example, one head might sound right for one player on a five string banjo, but be disappointing on another players tenor banjo.  A head on a long neck open back banjo might sound completely different on a 12-string banjo.  The individual artist's touch on the instrument, the use of picks or bare fingers, the kind of bridge and the gauge of strings are all intertwined in a recipe that creates the musical product that you, the artist, have designed. Music and tone are completely subjective and there is no one answer or definition that can be truly considered final. Here are some brief descriptions that are only meant as guidelines to experimentation.
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