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Old 11-25-2020, 03:39 AM
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All this talk about mandolins is funny...I find myself jonesing for an octave mandolin, and I can’t even play the guitar yet!
I have a similar "problem" with the mandocello. My local shop has 5 in stock now (1 that is amazing) and I find it hard to resist, even though I know nothing of the cello (I do play the mandolin (and banjo - I have 2 ;-) ) a little)
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Old 11-29-2020, 02:56 PM
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The 5-String Banjo is a mean *****, which may require a trip to the cross-roads and your soul....
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Old 11-29-2020, 04:01 PM
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The 5-String Banjo is a mean *****, which may require a trip to the cross-roads and your soul....
I agree, and when you finally "get it" it may be too late to turn back to the normalcy of just a six-string gut-box!
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Many of us have been down that sad road before, and we're painfully aware where it leads...

We have a 12-step Banjos Anonymous support group here on the AGF...

Please feel free to reach out to us 24/7 - we care, and we're here to help...

Hello, my name is David and I bought a banjo (haven't received it yet-Morgan Monroe MNB-1W Bluegrass Banjo ).
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Old 11-29-2020, 10:06 PM
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I bought a banjo to learn clawhammer, and also a ukulele, a few months ago, and then broke the radius in my right arm about eight weeks ago near the elbow. It was painful to rotate my arm or pluck the guitar, but i could practice clawhammer with no pain after only a couple of weeks. Guitar was not comfortable, and the ukulele was right out, due to the standard picking technique that involves a lot of rotation.

The banjo is a Gold Tone AC-1: composite rim, quite inexpensive, but it sounds quite fine, and came perfectly set up.
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