Banjo Head types

If it's not a guitar or a bass guitar discussion, and it's got strings, put it here.

Re: Banjo Head types

Postby Charlie Schultz » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:08 pm

Thanks Jon!
User avatar
Charlie Schultz
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1298
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:53 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Banjo Head types

Postby Jon Whitney » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:28 pm

Steve Senseney wrote:You fooled me!!

I mean in the same sense a cigar-box banjo or a cookie-tin banjo are toys. Certainly a good musician could play a nice tune on them, but they're not going to sound like a "real" banjo. The rectangular format of the PETE-head banjo, and especially the limited width, limit the acoustic properties and the potential of the head material. But one thing is certain - they are a hoot to play.
User avatar
Jon Whitney
 
Posts: 170
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:04 am

Re: Banjo Head types

Postby Bryan Bear » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:26 am

I'm on my iPhone right now. I can see that there are attachments, but I can't see anything to click to open or listen to them.
PMoMC

Take care of your feet and your feet will take care of you.
User avatar
Bryan Bear
 
Posts: 1148
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:05 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Banjo Head types

Postby AJ Wilcox » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:04 pm

I was impressed with all the sound clips.. None sounded like "toys" to me...
Professional Engineer - Amateur Sawdust Maker
User avatar
AJ Wilcox
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:33 pm

Re: Banjo Head types

Postby Karl Wicklund » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:28 pm

Yup, having short sound clips is nice! I like them all, Jon.
Kaptain Karl
User avatar
Karl Wicklund
 
Posts: 89
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:42 am
Location: NW Wisconsin

Re: Banjo Head types

Postby Neal Carey » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:49 pm

Jon Whitney wrote:. . . the other PETE head . . . this one is nylon string (fishing line) and fretless.


Jon, these are really cool and I too like having the sound files. I especially like the sound of this one. Nice work.
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." - John Lennon
User avatar
Neal Carey
 
Posts: 98
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:19 pm
Location: Woburn, Massachusetts

Re: Banjo Head types

Postby Michael Lewis » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:03 am

I finally got to this thread, way to go Jon!
Michael Lewis
 
Posts: 1446
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:22 am
Location: Northern California USA

Previous

Return to Other Stringed Instruments

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Your purchase from these sites helps support the MIMForum, but only if you start at the links below!!!
Amazon music     Amazon books     Amazon tools     Rockler tools     Office Depot    

The MIMF is a member-supported forum, please consider supporting us with a donation, thanks!
 • Book store • Tool store • Links • 
cron