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    I'm considering getting a banjo, as I play Blue Grass from time to time.

    I'm a guitar player so I'm wondering about a 6 string banjo.

    As a teenager I had a banjo for a while, from my guitar teacher for a few weeks, I'm pretty certain that was 5 string. It was tuned differently but was easy and I bashed out chords on it.

    Any recommendations, thoughts etc.
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    Yes. Don't strum too hard, otherwise you will bust it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    Yes. Don't strum too hard, otherwise you will bust it.
    That can be quite a problem on a 1 string banjo. Obviously.

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    I'm sure Cybercretin and AtW are always playing with their banjo.
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    Hmmm....Death Metal Banjos....that gives me an idea...
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    You need 5-string for the full-on old-timey vibe. The Deering Goodtime is a safe bet. But pop down to your local Hobgoblin shop and try a few out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    If you get one, be careful who you duel with...

    Or take a goodly supply of vaseline...
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    My Dad bought one of George Formbys ukeleles at an auction when he died, hes given it me now as I like GFs films, its a 4 string, had a couple of plinks with it but dont want to bust it as Im Kackhanded

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    yeah I reckon you're better off with a traditional 5 string banjo, otherwise it'll sound like a guitar with a banjo twang.
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    I play 4 string tenor banjo, much more versatile than 5 string in my opinion.

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