Dean B3PK 5 String Banjo Package
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6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Good beginner banjo deal! Feb 09, 2009
By Lisa Taylor
I bought this beginner banjo kit for my best friend, and she loves it! It's obviously not supurb quality like a $3000.00 one, but it's a perfect learner banjo. The sound is pretty darn good. And, the banjo is beautiful! That it comes with a strap, pitch pipe, and even a case makes it an even greater deal. The only problem is that if you're not sure about wanting the banjo, you will have to pay for shipping, plus shipping to send it back, plus a 25% restocking fee, which will end up that you have paid about $100.00 for nothing! SO, make sure you really want it!! I highly recommend this product for anyone wanting to learn how to play banjo but doesn't have thousands of dollars to spend on it. Have fun!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
beautiful and well made Feb 10, 2010
this is great for a beginner . Well made and great value for the money. This is really a beautiful piece. Definetly you will be impressed on the quality and certainly the price.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
After a year of use, still going strong. Nov 28, 2012
I bought this banjo about a year ago, and use it on a consistent basis. The Banjo itself plays well, and has a great classic sound. The resonator is surprisingly sturdy for the cost, and creates a powerful twang.
This instrument stays in tune surprisingly well, just be sure to set the floating bridge correctly (this can be tricky, and you might want to use a local music shop to get it right).
The soft case is cheap, and my zipper has already failed. I'm giving 5 stars to the instrument, not the case (which I would give 2 stars).
The strap is fine, but I usually play without it.
Things you'll want on top of this kit:
A few extra sets of strings- these are surprisingly cheap, and these skinny strings break pretty easy.
A clip on tuner- the pitch pipe works ok, but tuning the high-register notes by ear is difficult. This is the tuner I use, and it works like gang-busters:
Finger picks- most banjo players use them, and it gives a cleaner sound than using your fingertips. There are metal and plastic finger picks, use whatever works best for you.
YouTube videos- there are videos on all sorts of techniques out there. Start with learning your rolls (plucking with your right hand) and chords (playing with your left hand) and go from there.
Remember: Tuning is GDGBD
Wow! Love this! Apr 08, 2013
By spaace caase
If you are looking for a starter banjo and dont want to spend that much money...this is it! You cannot beat the case coming with banjo. The sound is fantastic, it looks beautiful, and is really easy to pick up and play. However make sure you get yourself a nice little digital tuner as the pitch pipe is kinda cheap.
Love it Apr 02, 2013
By Chad Tidwell
Love this banjo.... bought with the intention of learning to play and to to have something to occupy my free time while deployed... the package is awesome... i would recommend buy an electronic tuner and new strings as they will be very useful when setting the banjo up...