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Jack Campin 26 May 15 - 07:21 PM
Desert Dancer 26 May 15 - 10:20 PM
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banjoman 27 May 15 - 06:39 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 27 May 15 - 07:29 AM
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GUEST,leeneia 27 May 15 - 09:41 AM
Jack Campin 27 May 15 - 10:01 AM
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Subject: giant banjos
From: Jack Campin
Date: 26 May 15 - 07:21 PM

I kinda doubt these are real instruments:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GIANT-BANJO/221775170437

because the proportions are the same as a tenor, and surely they'd change for a contrabass. (There's a bass banjo kept on display in a music shop in Whitby - it seems to have a bass drum for a body and the overall proportions of a guitarron, so I'm pretty sure that one is for real).

Are they purely display gimmicks?


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Subject: RE: giant banjos
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 May 15 - 10:20 PM

They're six-stringers, too. Somebody's bright idea.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: giant banjos
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 15 - 03:52 AM

Zither banjo's, no-one wants zither banjo's.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: giant banjos
From: banjoman
Date: 27 May 15 - 06:39 AM

I think they are playable instruments although they seem to be long neck six stringers.
Zither banjos are fine when played properly.


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Subject: RE: giant banjos
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 27 May 15 - 07:29 AM

2.6 m! I thought I had seen it all once I ran into cello and bass banjos on youtube.


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Subject: RE: giant banjos
From: nickp
Date: 27 May 15 - 08:08 AM

Home made bass banjo used by this group...

Uses half a bass drum and an electric bass guitar neck.


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Subject: RE: giant banjos
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 May 15 - 09:41 AM

There's no indication that they make music when plucked, and nothing is revealed about where they came from. The seller wants cash and allows for no returns. I would not do business with this person.

They could have been props for a clown act, for all we know.


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Subject: RE: giant banjos
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 May 15 - 10:01 AM

"No returns" is not an issue when they are only sold by collection in person. You'll know what you're getting.


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Subject: RE: giant banjos
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 May 15 - 11:23 PM

Well, no. They might seem good, but perhaps they don't hold a tune, or perhaps they break strings a lot or perhaps the back falls off when it's raining. etc etc


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