The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62831   Message #1016848
Posted By: Richard Bridge
11-Sep-03 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Setting up a cheap banjo
Subject: RE: Setting up a cheap banjo
Unfortunately, guest Martin Gibson, daughter's boyfriend has already parted with his hard earned cash to buy the thing, so I need to get it playable for him. Perkins is selling a 5-string Countryman for £95, but this is the 6.
Actually, I quite like the noise - it is not too loud and not too sharp-sounding, so if I can get the action right-ish, and boyf can learn to tune it, it is not an unsuitable beginner instrument. It just needs sorting.
Accordingly can you perhaps assist with the answers to some of the questions?