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Washburn Bluegrass Instruments => Post your thoughts on Banjos & Mandolins => Topic started by: jerryaubrey on October 21, 2010, 08:44:45 AM

Title: Which banjo?
Post by: jerryaubrey on October 21, 2010, 08:44:45 AM
Hello Everybody.I've been given a 5-string,I think it's a Courtley,it's OK but I'd like something with a better action and intonation.I can't afford a Deering or a Gibson...any suggestions,and Rocket if you're reading this, no rude answers please.Thanks Jerry
Title: Which banjo?
Post by: magoo99 on October 21, 2010, 09:51:01 AM
Hey Jerry, seeing this is a washy site I would have to say go with a washburn. They Have a few good 5-strings.
I have a Epi tenor [4 string], I find great and  it was pretty inexpensive.
Title: Which banjo?
Post by: Rocket on October 21, 2010, 10:45:30 AM
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Originally posted by jerryaubrey

Hello Everybody.I've been given a 5-string,I think it's a Courtley,it's OK but I'd like something with a better action and intonation.I can't afford a Deering or a Gibson...any suggestions,and Rocket if you're reading this, no rude answers please.Thanks Jerry


Both action & intonation are improvable on stringed instruments... why not just get it set up properly rather than buying a new one that'll probably have to be properly set up also?

(...or get it set up properly AND buy a new one... win-win!)
Title: Which banjo?
Post by: jerryaubrey on October 21, 2010, 01:41:09 PM
Thanks for your replies.I can't get the action any lower on this banjo,and I guess I can move the bridge to improve the intonation problem, but I think I can get a better instrument.If anybody else has any good suggestions I'd be very grateful.Thanks ....Jerry
Title: Which banjo?
Post by: magoo99 on October 21, 2010, 02:50:26 PM
You can also buy different size bridges.
Title: Which banjo?
Post by: gregjones on October 26, 2010, 10:06:10 PM
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Originally posted by magoo99

You can also buy different size bridges.



Hell, just cut the old one down.

Can't hurt the sound.[;)]