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How To Tell It's Time To Change Your Banjo Strings

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2017 10:36:40 AM / by Lawrence Witt posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up, banjo strings

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You wouldn't paint a picture with dirty brushes. You wouldn't chisel a sculpture with blunted tools. So why play a banjo with worn out strings?

If you've never changed your banjo strings before, the thought of doing it yourself can be a daunting one. So much so that you may be tempted to keep putting it off. However, if you want your instrument to stay in top condition, and keep on producing a quality sound, it's important to change the strings with some regularity.

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Do You Need A Clawhammer Banjo Pick?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2017 2:39:40 PM / by Lawrence Witt posted in clawhammer

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One of the first things that three-finger style players are told when they start learning banjo is: Always. Wear. Your. Picks. There is a widespread consensus in the three-finger community that fingerpicks are essential to properly develop speed and tonal quality.

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