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Oct 10.2018

7 Things I Learned At My First IBMA

After several years at the Deering Banjo Co, I recently had the pleasure of attending IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) in the beautiful city...

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May 31.2016

5 Ways To Improve Your Banjo Tone Without Practicing

We all want a shortcut to get better without putting in the time and hard work that professional musicians do. In reality, there is no shortcut. You must...

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” -...

How To Tune Your Banjo to Double C Tuning

As most of us know, standard tuning for a 5-string banjo is an open G tuning (G,D,G,B,D).  Open G tuning means that if we strum all the strings without...

Apr 16.2015

Why Does a Banjo Sound Like a Banjo?

This seems like a simple question, right? But as I have the privilege of talking to so many of you on the phone and via email, it has occurred to me that we...

Mar 13.2015

5 Most Frequently Asked Deering Banjo Questions

The most favorite part of my job is talking to customers! I love hearing their enthusiasm for and love of the banjo! There are some common questions,...

What Makes a Good Banjo String?

The “wire” for instruments is called music wire.  This name does have industrial meaning because it denotes the alloy, temper, hardness, resilience, and...

6-String Banjo Set Ups

Unlike a guitar, the 6 string banjo can have its voice dramatically altered by the player.  Brighter, warmer, less sustain, more sustain, more mid-range...

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.

Aug 2.2013

Banjo Resonators: What Do They Do and Do I Need One

One very common question we hear from customers who are new to the banjo is “Why do some banjos have a back and others don’t?”.  To start with, the “back”...

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