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Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?

GUEST,Lavengro 22 Feb 13 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,Lavengro 22 Feb 13 - 08:35 AM
Acme 22 Feb 13 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,999 22 Feb 13 - 10:42 AM
GUEST,999 22 Feb 13 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,999 22 Feb 13 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,Lavengro 22 Feb 13 - 01:25 PM
GUEST,999 22 Feb 13 - 03:08 PM
Acme 22 Feb 13 - 07:49 PM
Leadfingers 22 Feb 13 - 09:35 PM
JedMarum 23 Feb 13 - 08:24 AM
GUEST,Lavengro 23 Feb 13 - 08:49 AM
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Subject: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 08:32 AM

Hi Everyone,

Was Hoping someone out there can help me with what David Eugene Edwards is up to here? Not sure if it is regular tuning, but it sure don't look like regular gauge strings?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOv8Rf4H08E

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 08:35 AM

I know, I know! What the heck is a Bango?!!I think it is some peculiar snare drum/banjo hybrid with a foot pedal? In fact I am off to make a prototype now. Anyone interested?


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: Acme
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 10:21 AM

Jed Marum has something that looks like this - he'll be able to answer when he sees the thread.


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 10:42 AM

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/august-pollman-royal-mandolin-banjo


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 10:43 AM

Possibly tuned to open Gm.


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 10:45 AM

I read somewhere that DEE's is from the 1800s.


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 01:25 PM

Thanks for the replies so far. Much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 03:08 PM

You're welcome, Lavengro. As SRS said, Jed Marum will be able to settle it for you. I'm a guitar player, but I don't know much about them either. Hang tough.


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: Acme
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 07:49 PM

I posted this to his facebook page, I imagine you'll hear from him. He does have the same instrument, different model.


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Feb 13 - 09:35 PM

The instrument is a Banjola - Five string banjo neck on a Mandola body
I agree with Bruce , its in G Minor and thathdoes look like a set of heavier than normal strings. I waved MY banjola at Pete Coe ,And he said - Crap- They Dont Frail , so maybe the heavier strings cut down the resonance so thyat frailing DOES work


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: JedMarum
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 08:24 AM

It is typical to use a variety of tunings on the banjo - and this instrument is essentially a banjo. I believe he's using a minor or modal tuning. And he's using gut or nylgut strings. He might even be tuned a little high.

Great sound. Great song. Great playing!


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 08:49 AM

Thanks for all the help everyone.

I must be honest Jed and confess I did not notice they were gut strings. Perhaps I should put my reading glasses on next time! And yeah, DEE really is a talented man. Maybe not as well known outside the usual circles as he should be?


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Subject: RE: Banjola/Bango Tuning and String set up?
From: GUEST,pat
Date: 09 Apr 16 - 01:00 AM

Looking for Gold Tone Banjola set up specs, eg nut action, neck relief, string action and scale length


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