Steve Huber - Killer Tone Acutab
Banjo (5-string) - Beginning
Composed by Steve Huber. Boxed, Setup/Maintenance. Acutab. Bluegrass & Country. DVD. Duration 80 minutes. Published by Acutab Publications (MB.DKT1).
Item Number: MB.DKT1
Bluegrass & Country. 5.25 x 7.5 inches.
Steve Huber takes us through a detailed description of the parts of the banjo and how they affect tone, volume and playability. Steve also covers some of the most critical components of banjo set up: proper head tension, tap tuning the head, optimal tone ring/rim fit, adjusting the coordinator rods, choosing a bridge, adjusting tailpiece height, bridge placement and truss rod adjustments. After describing and demonstrating many of these variables, Steve completely disassembles and reassembles a banjo on screen as he shows you how to install a new tone ring. A section on tone production as it relates to right hand picking technique closes the presentation. With careful attention to this video and a bit of trial and error, you can get the best possible tone from your banjo-and learn a lot about the instrument in the process. The DVD version includes 20 minutes of bonus footage.