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Sep 17.2021

BB Bowness | Deering Live Shorts

We had BB Bowness join us on Deering Live a couple of weeks ago, and it was a real pleasure! 

Topic Post : banjo set up

Mar 13.2017

Define Your Banjo Set Up

I heard a conversation the other day between two different stringed instrument repairman. The conversation ranged from frustrations of customers...

Feb 24.2017

How Should I Get My Banjo Set Up?

 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...

Apr 15.2016

Banjo Set Up: The “Hot” Rods”

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” -...

5 Tips To Care For and Clean Your Fingerboard

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.

May 11.2013

Proper Bridge Placement

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...

Mar 14.2013

STRINGS, STRINGS, STRINGS: WHICH TO BUY?

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...

Oct 19.2012

How Banjos Work

For a musician, the banjo offers acoustic power, super responsiveness to any kind of touch, brightness that can cut through the sound of an ensemble, warmth...

Sep 21.2012

Tips On Banjo Maintenance

Cleaning our homes is routine - maybe not a favorite thing for all of us but we do it anyway. I love things that make my cleaning routine easier! (OK, now...

Strings: The Wonderful World of Wire

For a musician who loves their banjo and loves practicing and playing, enjoys the nuances of technique and the magic of the emotional communication in playing...

Jul 10.2012

Stainless Steel Frets vs. Nickel Silver Frets

Nickel silver alloy is the most common metal used for fret wire for banjos, guitars and mandolins.  It is a good material because it conforms to...

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