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    Re: Mid-Range Plectrum Banjo?

    Thanks! I'll take a look. I wonder if my banjo belonged to a student of his--the Sierra neck and grenadillo tone ring is a combo that Van Palta specifically recomments on his site.
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    Re: Mid-Range Plectrum Banjo?

    Well, I got one! :) Gryphon Strings had a used Deering Sierra plectrum with an open-back, grenadillo tone ring, right in my price range, and I couldn't resist! Now to start learning to play it....
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    Re: Classic style banjo

    I've recently discovered this style of banjo, thanks to Rob's "Recital" recording, and just love it. I have a question about gear. Currently I have a couple of four-string banjos (tenor and...
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    Re: Mid-Range Plectrum Banjo?

    Thanks for asking, Martin! Things got crazy at work--my apologies for the slow reply. To be honest, after spending some quality time with the retuned Gibson and a Chicago-tuned Ludwig Kingston over...
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    Re: Mid-Range Plectrum Banjo?

    Martin, thanks for the suggestion! I own a Gold Tone TS 250, currently tuned GDAE, and I have access to a friend's 5-string (an old Gibson long neck that she's not playing). Might try tuning one of...
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    Re: Mid-Range Plectrum Banjo?

    Thanks for the tip! I work at a university, so I'll try hunting up a copy via interlibrary loan, as well as for purchase.
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    Re: Mid-Range Plectrum Banjo?

    Thanks, Ryk! That's helpful. Lovely headstock in your avatar, by the way.
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    Mid-Range Plectrum Banjo?

    I'm interested in trying my hand at plectrum banjo, and I'm curious about a few of the instruments that seem to crop up in the $400-800 range.

    I'd be grateful for any information / opinions about...
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