F.A.Q's (Frequently Asked Questions)
What are the parts of a banjo? Click here to find out where to go.
Where can I go for repairs, setup or to have a banjo built? Click on the word "Luthiers" in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
How can I make my banjo sound better? Click on the word "Setup" in the navigation bar.
What makes you an authority on banjos? I'm not. I just collect information and share it.
How can I tell when my old Gibson banjo was made? For serial numbers and other information about pre-war Gibson banjos. Tom Biggs' Banjo Pages may have what you need.
What is this so-called "pre-war sound?" For a discussion of this, click here.
What about different banjo neck woods? Do they really affect the sound of a banjo? Click here for information.
What about these new carbon graphite banjo necks? What are they like? Click here for information.
What is this "submerged" wood or this "Timeless Timber"®? What does it do? For lots of information about this, click here.
What about "submerged" wood rims or "Timeless Timber"® rims? What are they? Click here for more information.
What is this new. improved Tony Pass rim that I keep hearing about on the banjo lists? Click here to find out.
I want a new tone ring. What are the differences between the various ones on the market? Click on the word "Tone Rings" in the navigation bar.
What about these "Tone Bell™" rims? How do they work? Learn more about them here.
What about capos, stands and things like that? Click on the word "Accessories" in the navigation bar..
Do you sell banjo parts? No. I do not sell banjo parts. Go to the next question, please.
I need a new doohickey for my banjo. Where can I get one? Click on the word "Parts" in the navigation bar.
Wassup? Click on the word "Events" or the word "Announcements" in the navigation bar.
I want a good book on music theory, playing the banjo or setting up my instrument. What is available? Click on the words "Books and Videos" in the navigation bar.
Where can I get engraving, carving or plating done to my banjo? Click on the word "Services" in the navigation bar?
I have an old banjo. What is it worth?
I don't know. I don't appraise instruments unless I have them in my hands. I will not appraise an instrument over the internet.
Where can I find out more about this Bill Palmer guy? For more information, you can click here or here.
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