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Old 01-19-2014, 04:47 AM   #1
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Where's the love for the banjo?

There's a giant guitar thread but nothing out there for the lowly banjo?
Because one can never have enough hobbies that you don't have enough spare time for, I decided I wanted to learn how to play an instrument. I originally thought guitar but I like to do things a little differently. That's when I stumbled across a banjo shop in the next town over. Who knew there were such things?
So now I'm taking lessons and driving the wife and kids nuts. Good times!
Anyone else out there? Don't be afraid of the heckling.

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Old 01-19-2014, 05:35 AM   #2
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AppFan, good on you for getting this going!

I've always wanted to learn the banjo.

I don't know crap about banjo's, but alot of my mc rides take me to the San Diego area, which is where Deering is, I need to stop in there next time. http://www.deeringbanjos.com/


Thanks for the re-inspiration to look into the banjo.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:53 AM   #3
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I don't know crap about banjo's, but alot of my mc rides take me to the San Diego area, which is where Deering is, I need to stop in there next time. http://www.deeringbanjos.com/
That's pretty cool. Deering's Goodtime line seems to be a great way to get in to playing a US made quality banjo without going too nuts on price. Good enough you won't need to upgrade unless you just really want to or get really serious.
That's what I went with (Deering Goodtime Special).
A factory tour would be fun but my work travel is typically just San Francisco.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:12 AM   #4
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My 12 year old has been playing a Banjo for 4 years now. pretty good with it. We grew up in san diego and i used to drive by Deering all the time thinking whats inside there? well this past year we were out there and took there tour. it was pretty cool. Now we live right down the road from Janet Davis music. its a big Bluegrass shop. Nothing better then some bluegrass
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:39 AM   #5
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How do you get the best sound from a banjo?








Bounce it off the inside wall of a garbage dumpster...

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:47 AM   #7
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How do you get the best sound from a banjo?
Hand it over to this little shit.

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Old 01-19-2014, 08:22 AM   #8
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I have a 4 string tenor tuned the same as my mandolin. Neat instrument, like to be better at it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:25 AM   #9
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Hand it over to this little shit.

Fuck yea.. banjo or not, how can anyone not like that..
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:45 AM   #10
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:33 AM   #11
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steve martin is the man I too took up the banjo a yr or so ago lots of fun lol
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:18 PM   #12
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:48 PM   #13
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Chuckracer, that just became my new wallpaper on my phone.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:50 PM   #14
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:22 PM   #15
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Is a banjo easier to learn than a guitar?
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