NGD - If you can call it a guitar!

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  1. Kelleycaster

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    0E3D709D-7715-4B93-A91C-E2C056F36C35.jpeg 78048972-DC08-4E82-B777-F4655BFC23B4.jpeg D1FF8B1F-3DED-4885-8096-56E6E957D90D.jpeg Banjitar!

    Found a great deal on this mint condition Gold Tone GT-750 banjitar, and MAN I just can’t put it down! This opens up a ton of new options for recording, and the most surprising thing to me is that I’m already getting the hang of using fingerpicks.
     
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    dented Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    ...and you can leave it in the backseat of the car!!!! :rolleyes:


    Nice Banjitar thingy. :)
     
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  3. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    That is awesome! I am continually tempted by those, but I feel it would be a betrayal of my 5 string banjo. :D
     
  4. Deeve

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    tuned eadgbe?
     
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  5. Kelleycaster

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    Yessir!
     
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    What kind of strings do you use on it?
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    Beware of thumb picks I started playing guitar with one full time and now can barely use a flat pick
     
  8. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Looks like fun, I like that flame maple back. The snowflake inlays look cool to.
    You'll be Mr Fancy Pants at the next hoedown if you walk in toting that thing.:D

    I've been practicing what I think might be banjo rolls using 4 fingers to play the intro licks in Bron Y Aur Stomp. It's a lot of fun when you get that speed up.
    I'm kind of tempted to get a banjo myself.
     
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  9. brookdalebill

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    Looks like fun!
     
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    Congratulations. I’d like to try one but my wife has an extremely strict no banjo policy. Not open for discussion.
     
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    Enjoy it.
     
  12. Toto'sDad

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    See here's the thing about five string banjo rolls, even for beginners playing only eight notes per measure. They are played with a thumb, and finger picks on the index and middle finger. Yep you divide 3 into eight, and play it consistently with the beat. None of that slipping a ninth not in there. Got it? Okay, now go practice until you start drooling out of the low side of your mouth. :D Don't even ask about anything other than 4 4 time, anything else sounds like shilt on the banjo anyway.:lol::lol:
     
  13. John Backlund

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    Years ago, my wife told me that there are two things that she cannot tolerate, and that I cannot have as long as we're married.....one, is a Harley-Davidson, and the other, is a banjo.

    The Harley restriction was lifted by default when she bought herself a Harley Street Rod. Soon afterward, I bought a 1200 Sportster. Her Harley is long gone (she also owned a Softail Deluxe for a couple seasons), but there's still a 1200 Sportster in the garage, though a different one than the first.

    Unfortunately, the banjo restriction still stands.
     
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    It's a fun concept, but the banjotar is neither fish nor fowl, but some evil concoction that would be best left to those who prowl by night in the wilds. I hope the OP is happy with his purchase though. Since I once actually owned and played a five string banjo, I just can't get my head wrapped around a banjotar. After watching Earl Scruggs play live when he was 80 years old, I came home and sold my banjo knowing full well that I would NEVER truly be a banjo player. It was an evil act to pawn that devil's device off on an unsuspecting fellow human being I know, but sometimes you just gotta do what a man's gotta do.
     
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    I played 5 string banjo for 45 years. Your right about the finger picks being surprisingly easier on banjo. I believe it has a lot to do with the hand and wrist angle and position of attack. The banjo is a wonderful journey. Enjoy the ride! The banjo is a fun instrument.
     
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    Only if he wants two of them!:twisted::lol:
     
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    I have played one of those.
    I sound just like me on guitar, but with a different tone.

    A few years ago I bought a 5string banjo and learned a bit of Scruggs style rolls. I never became a good banjo player, but my guitar fingerpicking went to a higher level.
     
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    Please tell me you've bought it just to start a bonfire. It's a Bloody banjo!
     
  19. John Backlund

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    One of the reasons I would like to take up the five string banjo is because I have been a three, and four-finger picker since the late 1960's, and for the past decade, have been playing guitar in almost exclusively open tunings.

    Though my picking patterns are a kind of oddball travis-style (or so I've been told, though I don't methodically play alternating bass notes), I would think that I probably have something of a headstart on banjo playing.
     
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    Nice find and great score!

    one of my favorite banjo tunes

     
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