November 2009 Blog Posts (2)

Original Van Eps 5 string banjo

Here's something you don't see often, an original Van Eps 5 string banjo complete with satellite dish, hole in the vellum, aluminum fingerboard extension, and a 28.5 inch scale. And at a price that reflects its rarity alas. I've seen a few Van Eps tenors for sale but not many five strings.

Added by Jody Stecher on November 17, 2009 at 23:25 — 2 Comments

Piccolo 5 String Banjo Strings

I need some help in getting strings for my Piccolo 5 string banjo. Currently it has steel strings, but I don't want to damage the frets and was hoping someone out there knows the best nonmetal strings for this instrument. The piccolo was built to be tuned an octive above standard 5 string banjo pitch (sometimes to D rather than C). I like the string feel and tightness of the steel strings and would like strings that have a tight feel (not a soft and sloppy ukulele nylon feel) and maybe a bit… Continue

Added by Dana L. Richardson on November 16, 2009 at 0:54 — 4 Comments

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