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Deering Launches Banjo Service Center

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2017 8:51:56 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Banjo Set Up

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Deering has kicked off its new Service Center with three easy to order service packages. The banjo is to making music what a knife is to a chef. It is the tool that we use to help bring the thoughts and ideas within the realms of our imagination to life. It would seem appropriate, therefore, that from time to time our tools need some tender loving care to keep them performing perfectly. 

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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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Which Banjo Bridge Should I Buy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2017 6:02:14 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in Banjo Set Up

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Recently I had an email from a customer who was confused by “radius” versus “compensated” bridges. I thought a brief explanation might be of help in finding the right banjo bridge for your instrument.

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Define Your Banjo Set Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 1:30:53 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up

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How Should I Get My Banjo Set Up?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2017 12:40:51 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in Banjo Set Up

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 From what I have seen, human beings have amazing awareness. This keen awareness is showcased in the subtleties of banjo set up. Adjustments like string height, string spacing measurements, fret height and neck shape combined with bridge height, head tension, tailpiece adjustment make for very unique recipes of individual players banjo sound and “feel”.

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Banjo Set Up: The “Hot” Rods”

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2016 11:07:20 AM / by Barry Hunn posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up, Your Deering

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Inherent in the construction of banjos are certain parts that help address the needs of banjo set up. Among these are what we will call your “hot rods” - the coordinator rods and the truss rods.  But what does all this mean to you, the player, when it comes to banjo set up?

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5 Tips To Care For and Clean Your Fingerboard

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2013 3:15:39 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up, Your Deering

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Banjos are played and banjos get dirty; that is just a fact of life with banjo.  Cleaning your instrument can be easy if you just have the right tools.

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How To Change Your Banjo Strings

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2013 2:22:23 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Banjo Set Up, banjo tuning, Deering Tech, Your Deering

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Proper Bridge Placement

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2013 3:08:22 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in Banjo Set Up, banjo tips, bridge, bridge placement, intonation, Your Deering

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Bridge placement is important to get the best sound out of your banjo. The intonation is improved by having the bridge in what is called the “sweet spot” on the banjo head. This is actually easy to do as a banjo has a floating bridge (it is held on by the tension of the strings) and with practice you will actually enjoy playing with the harmonics of our banjo fingerboard to place the bridge in the right place.

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STRINGS, STRINGS, STRINGS: WHICH TO BUY?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2013 1:32:42 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up, banjo strings, dunlop strings, strings, Your Deering

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One of the most common questions we receive here at the factory is which set of banjo strings to buy. To make it easier to find the answer in one spot, we have created a string chart with type of strings, gauges, and tunings. We hope this will make your choices much easier!

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