The Irish Tenor Banjo
If you play a Deering Banjo, then this is the place to tell us all about it.
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2013
Started by David Guzek Aug 23, 2012.
Just purchased Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 17 fret tenor banjo. I play mandolin so changed strings (light-med weight) to GDAE tuning. Question, do you feel that the action as mfg. is high? On both…Continue
Again, I suggest a very tight Renaissance head. On a Drum Dial, I set it to 94. Or you can use the ruler method and tighten the head so a 10" ruler placed perpendicular to the bridge just touching the treble side will leave a gap just deep enough to slide a US dime underneath.
The Renaissance head is the thinnest on the market so it will stretch for the first few months. Check daily, then weekly then monthly.
How is your Sierra set up Grey Picker?
Just checking in. I have a 1995 gold plated GDL tenor. I have a very tight Renaissance head which seems to bring out the best for ITM.
Just got a Deering Sierra 19 Fret, made 2002.
Anyone else got one and want to talk about set up?
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