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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Banjo Recomendations


Rock Of Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Aug 7th, 2017 02:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

hi there... electric guitar player, and occasional acoustic/ukulele looking for recommendations for a first banjo.

Mainly for recording. Would something like an entry level epiphone be ok ? Should I go 6 strings or the traditional 5 ?

Thanks !

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Santee CA

I forgot my tagline
Aug 7th, 2017 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

We're not allowed to talk about banjos around here.

Sorry, couldn't help myself. Someone in the know will be around soon. :)

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North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Aug 9th, 2017 06:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I recently picked up a used Epiphone MB 200 off Craig's List, I know nothing about them but I can say it sounds like a banjo and I can tune it. Which I've been told is difficult to do to a banjo "o)

I tend to stick with traditional instruments, unless I''m building them nyself "o)

"What's the difference between a lawn mower and a banjo...............you can tune a lawnmower "o)

El Kabong
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NJArmpit of Universe

A-Ahhl do the thinnin' around here!
Aug 9th, 2017 07:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Don't do it Jim!!

Get a banjo uke and learn some George Formby songs.

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Snohomish WA USA

Look at Them Beans!
Aug 9th, 2017 11:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've had an Epiphone MB250 for quite a few years. Never know too much about banjos but this instrument checks all the boxes for a playable banjo. Sure is a fun time once you get a couple of basics down.

Important to know:

Banjo players spend half the time tuning and the other half playing out of tune.

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Lakeside, CA

Aug 15th, 2017 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Goodtime Deering banjo. I have one and it's great. In my opinion it's the best value, check it out.

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