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  1. Matt-Hatchett

    Matt-Hatchett SS.org Regular

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    I know it's not what you were expecting, but I figure some of you guys will appreciate it anyway. New Banjo Day!

    About ten years ago, I decided I wanted to play the banjo. A family friend (and a state champion mind you) told me he would recommend me learning how to play guitar first, in order to learn the basics. That opened up a world of music for me that I might not have ever experienced other wise. However, I loved the guitar so much, that I never actually learned how to play the Banjo.

    So, here we are. Ten years and 1000 genres later. My very first Banjo.

    Sorry for the phone pics. My dad is out of town and he took his camera. Haha

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    It's a fairly cheap Washburn, being that it's my first. It's made out of some very attractive materials though.

    The Moral of this story: Broaden your horizons. You'll be amazed at the things you're interested in ten years from now.
     
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    FYP666 Kick The Gates Open

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    Gotta love some banjo! :yesway:
     
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    I'm picking it up a lot quicker than I thought I would. It's so much fun.
     
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    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    i do recall Mastodon using a banjo to kick off Crack the Skye sooo....yes. metal.
     
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    Cool!

    Metal songs with banjo in the mix can be amazing not to mention learning some different stuff.
    Thats why I like the acoustic, its refreshing and different.
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    I've heard plenty of bluegrass that's way more metal than most metal is. ;)

    Congrats! :yesway:
     
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    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Awesome, I love me some bluegrass. I attempted to learn banjo in the past, but coming from bass and then guitar, I found it all too close together on the string spacing. Good luck on your quest!
     
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    I'm using in more a folk aspect as of now. However, I did learn a few bluegrass songs to improve my finger picking. There is always room for improvement. Haha
     
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    Cyntex love & peace!

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    Congrats, I love bluegrass and I love banjo's. I actually bought a deering (openback) banjo a couple months ago because of Bela Fleck and Tony Trishka, they play some mean banjo :)
     
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    I had the opportunity of seeing Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at NAMM a few years back. I was too young to really appreciate what I was watching,but now that I'm older I would kill to relive that experience. Haha
     
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    It's a beautiful looking banjo. I've always wanted to learn more instruments and will probably get a banjo some day.

    What's the weight on that thing?
     
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    Post up a link of what you consider good banjo.
    Or post up a clip of what your doing.

    I would love to hear some Metal Bluegrass
     
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    It weighs around five or six pounds. It's not that bad at all.

    I have to get my mixer back from my drummer on Thursday. When I do, I'll record it and post a link Friday night sometime. It's not Metal though. It's folk music along the lines of Iron and Wine and The Tallest Man On Earth.
     
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    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Iron and Wine rocks, I could easily leave the tallest man on earth in the deepest hole on earth though.
     
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    Are you serious? Haha. He's my favorite musician at the moment. To each his own I suppose.
     
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    Banjo, two acoustics, 8 string (possibly 7, I can't really tell from the pic), Vader cab. :metal:
     
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    It's an 8! And don't forget about my 6505+. It was chilling in the closet when I took this picture. Haha
     
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    highlordmugfug themuthaphukkindeath

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    :shred:

    I've always wanted to learn banjo and a bunch of other acoustic and/or folk instruments. I need to restring my grandfathers mandolin sometime soon and get started on that.
    :cheers:
     
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    I had a sweet Gibson Mandolin that a family friend let us borrow. It belonged to a man in the service. He left it at home when he went to fight in the war. He died fighting and his wife had to sell it to settle some debt. I remixed one of the songs from Silent Hill and I used it for that. It was awesome. haha
     
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