The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1692184
Posted By: Rapparee
13-Mar-06 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I want the banjo for an experiment. I think that not only should strings run up the neck from the bridge (or whatever you call the place where the strings are attached at the bottom), but also across, forming a right-angle cross. This way you could even add more strings of varying lengths. This should permit a far wider range of sound than a typical banjo will have, especially in the upper registers. True, it will make it a little more complex to play, but the overall results should be worth it.

(Yes, I'm going to propose the deal to him. I've never owned a banjo before, and since my two brothers have owned it, why not me as well? We pass things around like this all the time -- once I owned two of kids and had an option on his baseball bat.)