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Thread #36245   Message #499042
Posted By: Mark Clark
05-Jul-01 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
Subject: RE: Thought I Bought The Perfect Instrument
Sorry to hear that, Bonnie. I remember all the excitement and anticipation with which you acquired it. Is this one the one you bought?

You might have someone fool around with the setup. Try different heads, bridges, tailpieces, strings, etc. Those things have a lot to do with the way it feels as well as the way it sounds. If you like everything about it but, as you say, simply haven't bonded, then you really have no choice but to replace it.

Have you tried other people's banjos while at Dwight Diller's seminars? If not, ask a few folks next time you're there. You may learn to identify the characeristics that make a banjo feel just right and be able to use the knowledge next time you go looking.

      - Mark