DVD-quality lessons (including tabs/sheet music) available for immediate viewing on any device. At a given head tension a coin with a larger diameter will not pass under the same straight edge as a coin with the same thickness but smaller diameter would. ', 'Bart Reiter 11” Bacophone Plus, Whyte Laydie & Bacon tone ring & HSC'. <>endobj )X�ǟ�wy-��\ �f�EХm7�-`�w�1^5�96+]ss�]S �sf�^�+*uc��JK�����bPe�i��AMt�::D��Dӊ�q8��G��_���(Z�c^�������ѳ��O%̸T0!�F����uT`[�F�m���4�M;��� 7v{�dR�ɾ }��n?��=Le`ˇ�r��_N\ڔm���ȇK���&6b8�N���Y�������k`QkO�}b���m��m�hӽ"�S�?�g>���$ơ�$��׏�������3�$��C���R/�?~r���Z"�@;��$���۠f��S��`��}ؽ?����7㼻��ōE_:�lW��u��� ���K����]WK,i8��a�5�q{lM&�+���`%��a'n��! Is that an accurate description of what you're trying to say?  Banjo Building, Setup, and Repair i%u#rs��Ε�-�ٷc{��"c�"�+/Du�x>`4�avӁt,�8B���� �e�ixm�G�# �%��d�!h_���׿/~ ��{��x��O!�VG: �D �H��% �)p����}�!��3/�/$�b�{�*�6�qu�g��%P���`��r Yf�����,�tC�x~�,8rD���e���2�C��Iz�ش�/���C�c��!ԑ� Heads will need tightening on a new banjo more often then on a seasoned one. 4 0 obj X�7�^��-�~:������j[�+޶�mP7���?�u��N? The best head tension for my banjo seems to be somewhere in the 88-90 range; obviously this may differ banjo to banjo but its interesting that the "ideal" value for my 12" banjo is roughly similar to what worked for my 11" banjo. All Rights Reserved. endobj Anyone that suggests that the process isn't really about BASIC tensioning is assigning it way too much credit. In other words, I see no practical way to use that photo, without some added information along the lines of, "If you want head tension x, use coin y at distance z from the center of the head" or something like that.". He states that's how he was taught to do it. At a given head tension a coin with a larger diameter will not pass under the same straight edge as a coin with the same thickness but smaller diameter would. Tapped notes are more easily learned knowing that a dime under 6" gives you a G# note. mean for head tension. steve davis - Posted - 06/01/2018:  06:20:34. I like knowing that a 6" ruler with a dime produces a G# tapped note.I suppose a 7" with a dime might be an A tapped note. I understand that ANY guideline--coin-and-ruler, tapped note, drum dial--is just to get you into the ball park. >> A lot of the import instruments are using metric j bolts that have a much finer thread pitch, so 1/4 turn of the metric threaded nut would be pretty close to 1/6th turn of the standard hardware used by small shop builders. 5 0 obj 7 0 obj I don't use the method, but it is useful for someone new to setting tension when they have that "How tight is enough and how tight is too tight?" OldPappy - Posted - 06/01/2018:  10:02:29. Add 1/4 turn once around the hooks for the next halfstep of tapped/scratched head note.I've heard of 1/6 turns becoming the next halfstep,too.Try for yourself.90 on the dial has been called G#. Banjo tabs for beginners and enthusiasts, interviews, articles, and much more. As I understand it, you're saying in your most recent post that once you get it to where you like it, you can then use the coin-and-ruler method to document what you've found to work well. '��i��֓%���f��֟��/J�V���G Much of the new hardware that small shop open back makers are using is #8-26 thread pitch. ���T���O�ɿ�3xy{x��J��N0]��Ϳ݁�9��V��i�)�\��l[�kA���w���Ńr�XŹŬܪJi���ۦ�BjY`��[�ܶ�j^�VJ��U�X�[Y *4+�w�V\k%Y�u����X��r+*�p�?L�rm%�bYnk(HSn��U����mCh�jGC���\��XY�w?�Ne�>����Y7���8���HC%=I/�h���r�Xqi��Dc�z�n��1)7r�q�࢞��1R c*��]��m�i�/��du%$��W��cjZ0��l�4�T$7��*�(��a�U��0 As I understand it, you're saying in your most recent post that once you get it to where you like it, you can then use the coin-and-ruler method to document what you've found to work well. Dan demonstrates the method (zoom ahead to 2:15 in the video...) although he places the straightedge parallel to the bridge and under the strings and uses a quarter. It is easy, fast, and more importantly it works. Anyone who wants additional information can view the Dan Erlewine video on basic banjo setup Tips at the StewMac website.

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