Mudcat Café message #498856 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36245   Message #498856
Posted By: Little Neophyte
05-Jul-01 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
Subject: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
I did the research to find the perfect banjo. I asked several banjo nerd experts what I should be looking for and was given excellent advice. I went on a road trip with Guy Wolff to check out all the different types of banjos available. I narrowed my choice down to a tubaphone and was given a demonstration by Arnie Naiman of different tubaphones from different banjo makers so I could make my final decision. I settle on a Reiter Tubaphone. Its a 'good banjo'.
But guess what? Its under my bed collecting dust. Me and my good banjo never bonded.
I figure I went about this quest all wrong. I thought I did all the right things but it was not 'love at first frail'. I was so impatient to get my good banjo right away.
Kind of like a romantic relationship. Best not to try too hard to find one.

Can anyone else relate?
What do I do? Just leave my good banjo under the bed for now? (I have another banjo I can play for now)

Little Neo