Cannon Jig by Joe Morley on a Zither Banjo

Tinkering with 1st and 2nd banjo parts

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Comment by carrie horgan on June 9, 2019 at 11:11

Sounds great - good timing and tone!  I'm in the throes of setting-up a zither banjo - yours sounds really nice.

Comment by Pip on June 10, 2019 at 0:35

Hi Carrie,

Thanks :) Hope your Zither banjo is coming along nicely. What kinds of work is being done to it? It's taken a while for me to be happy with how mine sounds ... getting there :)

Comment by carrie horgan on June 10, 2019 at 7:24

Well, it was going cheap on Ebay but it did need some attention - some of the machine heads were loose and the string action was too high up-the-neck.  Glen Page at Andy Banjo (The Banjo Works) did an overhaul including adjusting the neck to lower the string action and replacing some missing wooden blocks holding the machine heads in place. However, it came with a standard maple/ebony bridge and floppy nylon strings on the 3rd and 4th - I have changed the bridge and strings which has really made a difference.   I think you need to be something of a banjo mechanic to own a Zither.  Not for the faint-hearted!

Comment by Trapdoor2 on June 10, 2019 at 14:21
Well done! Sounds excellent.

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