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Deering Goodtime A/E 5 str.Banjo

5-String Banjo with Pickup

  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • 22 Frets
  • Tuning: G, D, G, B, D in standard G tuning (other tunings are of course possible)
  • Bow tie hardwood inlays
  • Enclosed machine heads
  • 3-Piece violin grade maple rim
  • Steel tension hoop
  • Maple/Ebony bridge
  • 16 Flat hooks
  • Pickup: Kavanjo banjo pickup
  • Finish: Natural, satin

Further information

Number Of Srings 5
Body Maple, Mahogany
Neck Maple, Mahogany
Frets 22
incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Awesome Budget Banjo

Gustav H., 20.07.2014
This is a great instrument for blues and bluegrass banjo. Great quality, sharp sound and stays in tune and just the right loudness to be able to play unplugged with a guitar and washboard.

The mic is great as well, for the price that is. On my other banjos I've installed mics myself. Transducers. They sometimes sound better but you easily get strong feedback when playing with effect pedals. On this banjo, on the other hand, you won't have to install anything yourself and you can play with lots of effects on stage without experiencing feedback.

It's also light and robust. It's very clean in its design and it looks quite cheap and boring until you notice the intarcia on the fretboard. But if you're used to playing budget banjos (less than 1000 Euros) for whatever reason, you'll love this thing.

I can't give it a 5 for sound since the isn't awesome, but the best one I've used with effect pedals and bottlenecks.
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I have been searching for reviews about this banjo for months and found hardly anything. So that other people do not go so I decided to do one thing myself. I will soon synonymous a youtube video put online the sound of the banjo and pickup a little imagines.

First of all, I chose the banjo because of the Kavenjo pickups.
Since there is no Deering banjos in the Austrian music houses LEIDER, I ordered it at thomann with the intention to send it back in case it does not meet my requirements. This is not true. The banjo has been processed for its price without errors. The white maple had initially frightened me but when I unpacked the banjo, it has blasted in front of beauty only so.

Banjo: made in america

The 4 mechanics on the head are standard guitar tuners and do what they are told, voiced and easy to agree easily but I would prefer a higher translation, the 5th tuner at the neck is well-worked.
The logo on the head is engraved and not as I have believed.
The saddle is made of plastic.
The frets are really perfectly processed and rounded off at the sides. When playing you do not notice any impurities and also hang sideways nowhere.
The neck itself is not painted, but only with oil, which makes in very humble. The Bow Tie hardwood inlays are also very well worked up only on the top of the neck are no points to orientation, in my opinion also not necessary however for beginners it would be an advantage. The strung fur is rough and on the work side a little too easily tensioned can however quickly re-tension. The bridge and the tailpiece for LOOPEND STRINGS are all right.
The sound is sharp and pleasantly loud. Just beautiful! It has resemblance to my old Framus banjo. Typical banjo sound stop.

The Pickup:

I have so far strengthened with Mics and Piezos and I always missed something. With the Mic you must either sit quietly before or on your banjo elaborate the correct position for it. At the Piezo you can simply hear every Sch ***, or just like the Schadow bridge pickup simply nothing.
This pickup is just WOW! A lot of output and fantastic sound, all sides are equally well taken off and it does not drag unnecessarily. $ 300 would cost the pickup alone, and rightly so. In my opinion the best banjo pickup on the market. (The EMG I unfortunately have not yet tried with reserve) As I said at the beginning I will also have a video online under the name "Deering Goodtime A / E 5 str.Banjo"

I hope this helps you in the decision for the banjo. From my site clear purchase recommendation for beginners and pro's.
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