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Aren't you near house of guitars? I don't know if they have any bargains, but I bought my D35 there in '77.
Junk imo. Late 60's - early 70's imports. You can do better
Okko diablo, they make a version that is two-in-one, I think. Youtube Greg Hilden for more.
I'm sure I don't know what kind of mind YOU should have...
Rat first. I use the rat for heavy tones, the MXR for low gain, except when I use the rat for low gain and the MXR the heavier tones.
My first and favorite pedal, bought before I knew what it was or what it did. Stacked now with an MXR M75 super badass.
Yeah, I know.
I invite you to take 3 bluegrass banjo lessons and you may may discover how the string arrangement and RH technique are definitive...
Not with the budget that the op has identified it isn't.
I don't think you know how a drone string works, then.
The weight comes from a master tone style tone ring, a meaty maple rim, and lots of metal hardware, so, yes.
Many of the ones I mentioned
from that era are junk. Be careful
Retrirement is like nothing else. Don't out on miss it.
Gold Tone Orange Blossom Special and up, although I've not handled or played one personally.
Lots to be careful of in that price range. Join Banjo Hangout, and there is probably another banjo forum who's name I forgot. Some of the old...
A 6 string "banjo" is not a banjo....
bluegrass or old-time?
"Fire fire fire fire fire"
and t.p. for my bunghole
no it's not
Sierra Hull and etc, Gem Theatre, Etowah TN. This past March, just before the end of the world
A 57 would not be my first choice for recording an acoustic.
Beauty way to go!
Took my baby away from me, AGAIN!
Not sure how you'd test a capacitor with a voltmeter, unless just testing continuity. Caps in powered circuits can go "bad", not in a guitar...
too cool. we need the acoustic model
Below ground nest....wait til everyone's back in the nest (that would be after dusk), then get a couple of gallons of boiling water and pour it in...