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number 6 09 Sep 05 - 12:31 AM
DonMeixner 09 Sep 05 - 12:34 AM
kendall 09 Sep 05 - 08:10 AM
Midchuck 09 Sep 05 - 08:30 AM
John MacKenzie 09 Sep 05 - 08:39 AM
GLoux 09 Sep 05 - 08:46 AM
Mooh 09 Sep 05 - 08:56 AM
DonMeixner 09 Sep 05 - 10:07 AM
number 6 09 Sep 05 - 11:11 AM
GUEST,Russ 09 Sep 05 - 01:30 PM
GLoux 09 Sep 05 - 03:30 PM
GUEST 22 Jul 21 - 04:13 AM
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Subject: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: number 6
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 12:31 AM

I'm curious about the Deering Goodtime banjo ... are they worth the money?

sIx


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: DonMeixner
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 12:34 AM

Yes.

There are other student banjos for around the same price that are as good or better. Check out Elderly Instruments for banjos.

Don


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: kendall
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 08:10 AM

I find them to be twangy and rather cheaply made.


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 08:30 AM

I find them to be twangy and rather cheaply made.

I knew a girl a lot like that once....

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 08:39 AM

I have one, and I am trying to learn to play on it, and not having played any other I have no comparison, but I find it twangy and badly played.
G


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: GLoux
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 08:46 AM

The Deering Goodtime Banjo is a fine starter banjo for the money. I think they need to be tweaked to get a good plunky sound as shipped (head is too tight, action is too low, etc.) but if you get someone who knows their way around a banjo to help set it up to your satisfaction, you can get a lot of mileage out of one.

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: Mooh
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 08:56 AM

The ones I've tried were pretty good for the money, but that would be Canadian dollars in a market not very rich with student or any other banjo. Like Greg said, they aren't shipped with the best set-up in the world and a good tweaking by someone who knows is a good idea. The open back ones are better I think. Decent company.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: DonMeixner
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 10:07 AM

Kendall, compared to your banjo everything is twangy and cheaply made.


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: number 6
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 11:11 AM

Thanks for the input everyone ... I was consisdering getting one just for 'fooling' around with. The price of them seems reasonable. I've been down the banjo route before and was quite frustrated ... think I'll forget about that Goodtime and stick with my guitars.

sIx


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 01:30 PM

I know banjo players who love them. I know banjo players who hate them. But that would be true of any banjo you could name.

Also, banjo players as a group are rather sharply divided into a number of different camps over what a banjo should sound like. Be careful to distinguish comments about the quality of constrution and fit and finish from comments about its sound. Where one player hears plunky perfection, another hears a dull thud.

With banjos, a lot of it is about the player, not the instrument. Some of the old time banjo legends played instruments that you would toss into a dumpster.


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: GLoux
Date: 09 Sep 05 - 03:30 PM

Some of the old time banjo legends played instruments that you would toss into a dumpster.

And if they hit an accordian in the dumpster, you would have perfect pitch.

Sorry.
-Greg


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Subject: RE: Deering Goodtime banjos
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 21 - 04:13 AM

I started with a goodtime, and found it to be an excellent banjo, and would recommend one to any beginner. The Goodtime is the only entry level banjo I know that top artists use for gigs. Check out Mean Mary James.


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