Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:46 PM
Any advice will be kept confidential and really appreciated-especially your feeling towards them banjoes!
P.S. A friend of mine did play a dobro type regular guitar. Aside from those-what else is just plain loud?
Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:52 PM
Amps on the other hand, and blast them banjos away!
something like this might help
Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:58 PM
darn...I really like the J200. you know, the super jumbos, Ive always had a thing for them, but again, you have to strum hard to get em loud!
Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:04 PM
I agree as I own one myself but I still neeed MORE VOLUME
P.S. Loudest one I ever owned was a Kalamazoo arch top-wish I had it now
Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:25 PM
Maybe not impossible. Jorma Kaukonen once said "One of the big moments in my young ﬁngerpicking life was going to the N.Y.U. Folk festival, and having a banjo player criticize me for being too loud!"
He was playing a '59 Gibson J-50, not a particularly loud guitar, at the time. But he worked at being loud.
-- Bob R
Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:49 PM
You have to have a Martin D-28 - preferably from the 40s!
Turn up with a Taylor, and they will treat you like a Les Paul guy!
The best thing to do is give out banjo mutes.
What's the difference between a banjo player & a locksmith?
A locksmith gets paid to change keys.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:57 PM
Guitar-wise, that is./
If you still need volume to call attention to your playing, think:
-Dread (regrettably, the square-shouldered variety. Or Gibson (or Epi) SJ (epi ej = < $)200
What's the difference between a banjo & a trampoline? You take your boots off to jump
on a trampoline .
Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:16 PM
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL for your great suggestions-Rar in particular makes a point as I have played a 70's J50 which puts any
Martin that I have tried to shame in volume.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:25 PM
2012 L-00 TV
1992 Advanced Jumbo
1975 J45 Deluxe
2009 HSS Strat
2006 D-35 Martin
2013 Martin Custom Shop 000-28
2014 Recording King RPH-R1-TS "Dirty 30s" Resonator
2015 Guild GAD Jumbo 12 String
Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:48 PM
May be a contendor...
"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Just because I don't say it....does not mean, that I may not think it! - ME
Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:31 PM
Read my mind, my other guitar is an AJ and it gets better by the day. I've had two D28s and two HD28s, they ain't in the league with a D2HG for power and clarity, IMO.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:55 PM
"I play so rough - I stomp 'em"
Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:25 PM
Aside from volume, the D-28 has a way with certain treble frequencies that allows it to cut through.
Regarding the Collings, I am not to hip on which model is which, but most I have seen are high quality Martin copies, so not surprising there are some that flat out out perform your average Martin.
I have never played in a Bluegrass band, but heard plenty, and have played plenty of Martins. So, what would be REALLY cool is for those with actual REAL experience to chime in with more specifically WHAT Gibsons might out-do a D-28 in the Banjo-killer role.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:36 PM