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Thread #121794 Message #2663930
Posted By: GUEST,BanjoRay
24-Jun-09 - 07:45 PM
Thread Name: how far can you tune strings on a banjo?
Subject: RE: how far can you tune strings on a banjo?
Banjiman - the Round Peakers like Fred Cockerham would tune up for two reasons, I believe.
1. It is believed by some that a tuned up banjo sounds better than a capoed banjo (don't know about that)
2. The Round Peakers often use fretless banjos, where a capo is not really usable.
Ray (off to Dent/Sedbergh tomorrow)