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How to Set Up the Best Sounding Banjo

By Roger H. Siminoff

Book. Softcover. 72 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.330367).

Item Number: HL.330367

ISBN 0793589983. 9x12 inches.

This renowned author walks banjo players through masterful techniques to maximize the performance of their instrument. Step-by-step instructions cover: tone chamber fit, tailpiece angle, bridge selection, neck angle and heel fit, head adjustments, air chamber tap-tuning and resonator adjustments, string gauge selection, head selection, and much more. Each chapter provides a detailed background and analysis of the parts to be adjusted and explores the differences between archtop, flattop, tube-and-plate, and one-piece flange banjos. More than 100 photos, illustrations and charts make this technical guide easy to follow. To round out this already unique text, amplifications tips are provided by legendary banjo player extraordinaire Earl Scruggs, considered the father of bluegrass music. 80 pages, 9″ x 12″.

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  • February 25, 2001 Do you like to tinker?

    One of the reasons I like my banjo is because I can 'mess' with it. The banjo is the ultimate tinkerer's instrument. It bolt together, and parts can be changed (i.e. tailpieces) or simply adjusted. This book covers lots of stuff I can do (lighten my bridge) and...

    much stuff I can't (change the amount of space inside my pot) but all of it I find very interesting.

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