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New Deering

Started by David Guzek Aug 23, 2012. 0 Replies

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

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Comment by Bob Denton on November 25, 2013 at 8:54pm

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.



Comment by Brian Friel on November 25, 2013 at 8:23pm

How is your Sierra set up Grey Picker?

Comment by Bob Denton on July 10, 2012 at 12:14pm

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.



Comment by The Grey Picker on April 26, 2012 at 11:56pm

Just got a Deering Sierra 19 Fret, made 2002.


Anyone else got one and want to talk about set up?


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New Deering

Started by David Guzek Aug 23, 2012. 0 Replies

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