- Banjo Case
- Banjo Picks
- Banjo Strings
- Banjo Tuner
- Banjo Capo
- Banjo Straps
- Music Stand
- Banjo Stand
There are many banjo cases and styles. The two main types are hard shell and soft shell. The hard shell is what it sounds like. It has a hard exterior. Usually for high-end banjo's. The soft shell is made of material and dose not protect the banjo as well as the hard shell. The soft shell has the advantage of being smaller and less cumbersome.
|This is a pic of a soft shell case||This is a pic of a soft shell case|
|This is a pic of a hard Shell Case||
This is a pic of a hard Shell Case
1. Dunlop finger pick
2 Ernie Ball finger picks
Thumb picks are unique to each individual
You just have to try a few brands and sizes till
you find one that's right for you
Any banjo that you can get your hands to get you started, is a good one. If you can check out the Goodtime banjo made by Deering. They are great for the beginner. Here's a link to their company , Beginer www.deeringbanjos.com. Beginer: Fender,Morgan Monroe, Intermediate Banjos: There are many great Intermediate banjos out there. Most come from over seas. some examples are Gold Tone, Recording King Advanced Banjos: If you want to sound like a pro then there are a few that I recommend. Gibson Master Tone, Deering, Huber, Stelling,
|This is a pic of the Good Time II banjo. Same great construction and professional frett board. Includes a rezinator.|
|This is a pic of a Gibson RB250. It is considered the work horse of the bluegrass music industry. It is the banjo that all others are judged by. There are better sounding banjo these days based on this Gibson Model.|
Banjo strings come in three main gauges or thicknesses. Light Medium Heavy. Each string will in its own package and labeled. The
normal life of a string is 30 days or less. When strings go bad the banjo will have less punch.A rough black film will cover the strings. This crud causes the string to oscillate in chaotic manner which corrupts the sound wave it produces. Thus you hear impure tones. So the fresher the string the cleaner the sound. To Care for your strings use a product like fast fret. It's an oil that is applied to the strings before putting your banjo in its case. The oil coats the string and prevents the salts from your hand and the moisture in the air from oxidizing the string and lessening its life.
After putting on a new set of strings remember that a new string will stretch. This process is called elongation. Essentially a new string is made up of molecules that haven't had a chance to align them self yet. When a string is tightened the molecules start getting in line with each other end to end. Then when you get the string in tune these molecules still are re situating themselves for a better alignment until they get to a state which they are all in line. If a new string has been tuned enough to hold a pitch for long period and not stretch any more then it has been elongated. The process of stretching a string then the molecules aligning an relaxing until the string is staying in tune is called lower elongating. So when putting on new strings play your banjo and keep tuning for an hour or two then the strings on your banjo will stay in tune.
This stuff is great. I wiped it on my strings that were one month old and full of dirt and grime. I play and sweat a lot so they were very dirty. It not only cleaned the strings, it made them sound as if they were only a few days old. This seems like a great product for people looking to prolong the life of their strings. Definitely a great buy for its price!
This is a great tuner
NEW!!! Seiko STX-1 Chromatic Auto Tuner Clips to the peghead.
Tunes by the vibration of the instrument
And has a built-in microphone (It is selectable)
LED lights provide for tuning in the dark!
EVOLUTIONARY CLIP STYLE TUNER THAT PICKS UP VIBRATION DIRECTLY FROM MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
BUILT-IN VIBRATION SENSOR ENABLES ACCURATE TUNING.
HIGH VISIBILITY WITH FLEXIBLE FACE.
VERSATILE CHROMATIC TUNER WITH REFERENCE TONES.
9 LEDS PROVIDE PERFECT TUNING EVEN WHEN IN THE DARK.
INPUT METHOD IS SELECTABLE FROM TWO WAYS ADAPTING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
2"(W) x 2.5"(H) x 2"(D) 1.5 ounces (INCLUDING BATTERY)
TUNING MODE: AUTO/MANUAL/SOUND
INPUT MODE: BUILT-IN VIBRATION SENSOR, BUILT-IN MICROPHONE
TUNING RANGE: A0-C8
REFERENCE SOUND: C4-B4 (12 NOTES)
PITCH SHIFT: A4=415, 438-445Hz
Capo's are used to change the Key of the banjo with out changing the method needed to play in an open Key
Here are two of the most popular typesPrecisely machined of brass and carefully hand assembled, a Shubb capo is manufactured without compromise. Simply holding one in your hand conveys a sense of quality. Snapping it solidly onto a guitar or banjo neck, and then removing it, all within about one second, will confirm its reputation for excellence. And the Shubb capo doesn't create tuning problems.
Shubb Original Capos
Paige Banjo Capo: This is the type i use. You can adjust the pressure on the strings. It also has a harder plastic coating on the bar that covers the strings which creates a crisper sound.
This is a very important part of playing music. IF you are new to music you will soon discover the need to put books and music lyrics even Ipads and tablets in a place that u can see them while picking.
This is a audio tool that keeps you in time. This is one of the few that is loud. Since a banjo is a loud insturment you will need one like this.
Sabine ZipBeat 6000 Digital Metronome