The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137751   Message #3152187
Posted By: Charley Noble
11-May-11 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: Rick Fielding's banjo
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's banjo
Installing HO gauge railroad spikes in the upper neck is another good way of fretting the 5th string so that one can play keys with the capo at the 5th or 7th position. I play a lot of tunes from a C or F chord configuration, with the 2nd string tuned up half a tone. Installing the railroad spikes is a relatively simple job for providing more flexibility.

I have quite an inventory of railroad spikes and have been supplying folks from around the world for years; the spikes are no longer manufactured with off-set heads. Send me a PM if you are interested.

Charley Noble