If you continue, we will assume that you agree to. You can play clawhammer on a banjo with a resonator (as did many of the great old timers) or you can remove the resonator. I know the other flange you mention is.Rex, Bracket bands require removal of material that in my opinion should be vibrating and making music. It's a little time-consuming, but it's not difficult if you have the tools handy. Bill Rogers - Posted - 07/15/2009: 13:14:25, I'd continue with the resonator, but work on the setup to decrease the sustain. The only reason I did it is because I'm considering the purchase of an open back (as an upgrade) and wanted to get used to the feel. Best to allow inexperienced players to experiment as to what makes the most sense for them. There was nothing wrong with the way you phrased your question. GT uses junk planet tuners that grind their own gears to dust in very short order. I think it makes sense to either play with the resonator, or get an open back. karaterick - Posted - 06/25/2014: 11:29:36, WOW! You can turn any resonator into an open back by removing the resonator, but it will make playing sitting down uncomfortable as the whole weight of the banjo will be on your leg via a thin piece of metal. The Recording King 25 will convert by removing the flange and then reinstalling the hooks. An open back is the same instrument as a banjo with a resonator. The advantages of high action are really only important when you reach a fairly high plateau in your playing. Most factory banjos come with 5/8ths bridges. Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online banjo teacher. A resonator is low on that list. Click to browse current inventory! Speaking from personal experience. Doesn't the height of the strings over the fingerboard and head have a bearing? BTW, it's not necessary to remove the resonator to play old time/clawhammer. The Gold Tone Cripple Creek and the Recording King RK-R20 are made with bracket shoes and plate flanges so they can be converted to open back without much work. Put a small towel or a rag, anything that you can come up with to lay either in between the rod and the underside of the head or just put a towel inside the banjo. If you are playing bluegrass you might be better off buying a proper bluegrass banjo which has a resonator. Capos Music Store - Posted - 06/23/2014: 10:24:22. Other Banjo-Related Topics
I find the intonation better with lower bridges, and because I don't have a heavy attack (and many do not), I don't need a higher bridge for a better feel or sound. I'll be headed out soon to pick it up but will check back for any "Stop Don't Do It's" before I make a mistake.Thanks. 35 min, 'What banjo today comes close to the Scruggs mastertone sound?' I play an open back clawhammer Romero and when finger picking wouldn't want to go too much higher than the nineth fret. Cheers!__________________________________________________________Right way or wrong way, I just want to play the banjo SOME way. If you continue, we will assume that you agree to. My RK has a one-piece flange as well, but the shoes are mounted on the rim.__________________________________________________________Right way or wrong way, I just want to play the banjo SOME way. Hundreds of quality new and used banjos available. Does anyone out there have any suggestions? You usually can find them for around $400 to $500. You may, however, start a new topic and refer to this topic with a link: http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/152878, Chammer - Posted - 07/15/2009: 11:21:42, I have a Deering Sierra and am considering converting it, if possible/practical, to an open-back, as I am getting more interested old-time vs. BG. Hundreds of quality new and used banjos available.