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132 pages

Pulp Classics, Ghost Stories June 1931 Issue

Creator: Conrad Richter, John Gregory Betancourt, E H Heron | Fiction - 2004-01-30

Own and play a "Bradley" Hawaiian Ukulele or a Banjo Ukulele. Get Into the swiml Whenever people get together you will ... Banjo Uke is made in handsome oak finish, with real calfskin head. THake money-win} Musicians are paid liberally.

Publisher: Wildside Pr

About this book
A reprint of the June 1931 issue of the classic pulp magazine, GHOST STORIES, which features contributions from Conrad Richter (best known as the author of THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST) and a story by E. and H. Heron (pen name for Mrs. Kenneth and Mr. Hesketh Prichard) featuring their psychic detective, Flaxman Low.



107 pages

Ukulele Heaven - Songs from the Golden Age of the Ukulele

Creator: Ian Whitcomb | Music - 2000-01-01

The BANJO-UKE Study the diagram of the Banjo-Uke carefully. Memorize the name of every part so that you will be able to understand the instructions that follow. As with the Ukulele, beginners are advised to secure an instrument of good ...

Publisher: Mel Bay Pubns

About this book
A wonderful tribute to the ukulele and its leading advocates, past and present. Contains seventeen classics and eight new tunes as well as an in-depth historical essay illustrated with original sheet music covers. Classic selections include: Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula; Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?; All That I Ask of You Is Love; They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii; Sierra Sue; Any Time; Pasadena; Somebody Stole My Gal; Blue; and more. All tunes are shown with complete lyrics and chord diagrams. Includes a select discography of CD's featuring ukulele artists and a list of uke web sites.



344 pages

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The banjolele (brand name; sometimes banjo ukulele or banjo uke) is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted ukulele neck.

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The new Concert Banjo Uke (BUC) is an affordable alternative to the Gold Tone Banjolele series now available in a concert scale length (15-1/2").

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  • The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele

    Musical Instruments (The Music Link (AXL))

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King Banjo Uke

    I wanted a soprano banjo uke for travel. I own a couple of homemade concert scale banjo ukes, but I wanted something I could stuff in my backpack. I have played some of the older soprano banjo ukes and enjoyed playing them.The $200 price is good. I have built a couple of banjo ukes and spent about $100 for the hardware, bridge and head, so this is a great price for a real banjo with a tune-able head.The shipping and packing were excellent. It was purchased through Amazon.The painted finish is good. The frets are nicely finished. The chrome tuning machines work OK.The strings are OK, but I will put on better strings when I wear these out.The tuning head looks a bit over-sized and thicker than it needs to be. It would be nicer if it was modeled after some of the antique banjo ukes.The nut had square edges and I found my hand snagging on the edges of the nut. It took me a few minutes to round the sides of the nut with a... 4/5 BobN - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) I wanted a soprano banjo uke for travel. I own a couple of homemade concert scale banjo ukes, but I wanted something I could stuff in my backpack. I have played some of the older soprano banjo ukes and enjoyed playing them.The $200 price is good. I have built a couple of banjo ukes and spent about $100 for the hardware, bridge and head, so this is a great price for a real banjo with a tune-able head.The shipping and packing were excellent. It was purchased through Amazon.The painted finish is good. The frets are nicely finished. The chrome tuning machines work OK.The strings are OK, but I will put on better strings when I wear these out.The tuning head looks a bit over-sized and thicker than it needs to be. It would be nicer if it was modeled after some of the antique banjo ukes.The nut had square edges and I found my hand snagging on the edges of the nut. It took me a few minutes to round the sides of the nut with a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 27, 2012

    Banjole

    0 5/5 Jamie Walker - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) I love my banjo uke. This wasn't the one that I wanted but it was much cheaper than the $600 one. It preforms really well and is very fun to play. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 27, 2013

    He loved it!

    0 5/5 Glenda Clemens "Glenda, ARNP" (Norman, OK) - See all my reviews, July 6, 2013
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    Maple Neck
    Rosewood Fretboard
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    10 Brackets
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  • Oscar Schmidt

    Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin

    Musical Instruments (Oscar Schmidt)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Oscar Schmidt

    Almost a 5.

    SHIPPING:The Banjolele arrived triple boxed and on time. Thanks Amazon for the extra effort and expense.FINISH:A previous Posting discussed the quality and finish of this Product as not being up to "Washburn" standards. I kind of agree with some reservations. MY Oscar Schmidt Washburn Uke is made of Laminated Hardwood. The Finish is High Gloss. Absolutely Stunning...The Oscar Schmidt Washburn Banjolele is made of Solid Hardwood with a Redwood Satin Finish. Not a apples to apples comparison. I did find a small ding in a hard to find area of the body. Not a Biggie. The instrument was advertised a having a Satin finish. Having said all this, I expect to wood to darken with age.OUT OF THE BOXYou will find the Banjolele much heavier than the Uke. It is made of Solid Hardwood, not Laminated like the Uke. The Bridge came mounted. After some trial, I found a Happy Location just under center. This did take some time to... 5/5 Jim - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) SHIPPING:The Banjolele arrived triple boxed and on time. Thanks Amazon for the extra effort and expense.FINISH:A previous Posting discussed the quality and finish of this Product as not being up to "Washburn" standards. I kind of agree with some reservations. MY Oscar Schmidt Washburn Uke is made of Laminated Hardwood. The Finish is High Gloss. Absolutely Stunning...The Oscar Schmidt Washburn Banjolele is made of Solid Hardwood with a Redwood Satin Finish. Not a apples to apples comparison. I did find a small ding in a hard to find area of the body. Not a Biggie. The instrument was advertised a having a Satin finish. Having said all this, I expect to wood to darken with age.OUT OF THE BOXYou will find the Banjolele much heavier than the Uke. It is made of Solid Hardwood, not Laminated like the Uke. The Bridge came mounted. After some trial, I found a Happy Location just under center. This did take some time to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2013

    Okay, but may not be worth it

    While I consider myself a beginner, I have several years of banjo experience but only around 8 months of ukulele playing (still pretty new with the uke). It happened that about 2 weeks after I got my uke, I stumbled upon the amazing and oh-so-very-intriguing banjolele. I have been saving up and finally decided to purchase the OUB1 Oscar Schmidt as my first banjolele.I had seen some positive reviews, and some negative ones about this particular banjolele, but had heard some good praise for the OS ukuleles, so I decided to give it a try. It was quite a bit of money for a student like me, but was still under the $200 mark which made it very attractive. While it is okay, I wouldn't really recommend this banjolele at the price. Now don’t get me wrong, it is a fun little instrument, there are however a few things that I will have to see about adjusting in hopes of cleaning her up a bit.The banjolele came quickly and incredibly well packaged. My living room was... 3/5 Dcs - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) While I consider myself a beginner, I have several years of banjo experience but only around 8 months of ukulele playing (still pretty new with the uke). It happened that about 2 weeks after I got my uke, I stumbled upon the amazing and oh-so-very-intriguing banjolele. I have been saving up and finally decided to purchase the OUB1 Oscar Schmidt as my first banjolele.I had seen some positive reviews, and some negative ones about this particular banjolele, but had heard some good praise for the OS ukuleles, so I decided to give it a try. It was quite a bit of money for a student like me, but was still under the $200 mark which made it very attractive. While it is okay, I wouldn't really recommend this banjolele at the price. Now don’t get me wrong, it is a fun little instrument, there are however a few things that I will have to see about adjusting in hopes of cleaning her up a bit.The banjolele came quickly and incredibly well packaged. My living room was... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 14, 2013

    OK for the price

    0 3/5 veteran38 - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) The finish and assembling is not up to par (made in China) for an Oscar Schmidt Ukulele, if I had paid retail it would have been returned. However, the sound is what I expected, today is the first day I played it as I have been tuning it frequently since yesterday, it seems to be holding tune better today. Our Uke group bought two of these it will be interesting to find out how the two Ukes compare. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 25, 2012
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    Flame maple veneer headstock
    Mahogany resonator
    Remo head
    Bound rosewood fingerboard
    Uke Banjo


  • Luna Guitars

    Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele

    Musical Instruments (Luna Guitars)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Luna Guitars

    fun and good looking

    0 4/5 Craig R Hoagland - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele (Electronics) Nice sound, looks great, and fun to play. I would recommend as a great intro banjo uke. I can't put it down. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 15, 2013

    In love!

    0 5/5 Kaitlin (Washington, DC) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele (Electronics) I've never played a stringed instrument but was determined to learn. I love the banjo but thought that was a little to difficult to start with so I decided a banjo uke would be perfect. I fell in love! I don't know a thing about playing stringed instruments but thanks to google I was able to tune and learn some basic chords/songs within a few weeks. It's beautiful, perfect size and sounds great! Highly recommend to anyone interested in learning a new instrument. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 5, 2013

    I wouldn't expect a lot

    0 3/5 Holly C. - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Luna Kalo 6-Inch Soprano Banjolele (Electronics) It's an affordable banjolele. And that's about it. It sounds decent, but the drum head is really small, and for some reason the strings were always coming out of tune and a bit too buzzy for my tastes. I don't want to rate too low, because I don't know if my product was just faulty. You have to assemble the bridge yourself, which I wasn't too keen on, but I don't think that had much to do with the quality. I think it's a great beginner banjolele if you have to have one NOW without waiting awhile to save up. But I did return it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 20, 2014
    List Price: $372.50
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    Kalo 6-Inch Soprano
    Rosewood Fretboard
    Mahogany Neck


  • Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Gold Tone Banjolele Banjo Ukulele (Maple)

    Musical Instruments (Gold Tone Musical Instruments)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Heavy - real wood

    0 4/5 Vicky - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gold Tone Banjolele Banjo Ukulele (Maple) (Electronics) I love the shape!, It is very heavy though, so you can't walk around with it...I guess you can, but my arm felt like it was going to fall off! Sounds like a cross between a banjo and uke - more on the banjo side. It's great for playing the deliverance song! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 29, 2012
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    Includes Resonator and Flange
    Tailpiece No knot tailpiece
    Fingerboard Ebony
    Headstock Curly Maple


  • Eddy Finn

    Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown

    Musical Instruments (Eddy Finn)

    Rating (9 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Eddy Finn

    Not a good purchase!!!

    0 1/5 Taylor (North Carolina, USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown (Electronics) I am a music teacher and I want to start a uke program. I wanted to buy a banjo uke to use in class. When I got the instrument I was so excited. Unfortunately I could not get the instrument to tune correctly. On banjos the bridge will most often be the problem with intonation so I attempted to set the bridge in place...with no luck. I then took it to a local music shop to see if anyone could help me. They took a look and said it was a cheeply made banjo uke and the reason it will not tune right is NOT due to the cheep strings or the bridge but because the neck was both straight and concave. On string instruments the neck should be either all straight or all concave it should NOT BE BOTH! So DO NOT buy this instrument it is not worth the money!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 23, 2013

    love it!

    0 5/5 em "emelie" (ca) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown (Electronics) Great quality for the price! I love my banjolele!! Could maybe use a string upgrade, but other than that this is such a high quality, sturdy instrument. Such fun to play, I recommend fingerpicking with it because that really brings out the banjo twang! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 10, 2012

    Two time loser

    0 1/5 Teacher Peter - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown (Electronics) I read the reviews on this banjo ukulele, and they were sterling. Too bad the product wasn't. The first one came delivered in two boxes. The outer box was smashed on one side. The inner box looked o.k.,so I opened it.The tail piece was out of alignment. The instrument could not be tuned. One of the strings was slipping off to the side as a result of alignment problem. It was a mess. I sent it back and had them send me another banjo ukulele. This one arrived in a UPS bag, with the instrument in a box. It seemed to be o.k. but when I opened it up, I found that the white vellum head was out of alignment. It had machine oil all over the tuning gears making it impossible to tune also. The bridge was not grooved deep enough so that one of the strings keep slipping out. I sent it back as well. What a disappointment. This banjo ukulele was a birthday present from my wife. I'm waiting to see how long it will take to get all my money back. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 25, 2013
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    Open geared machine tuners
    Adjustable coordinator rod
    Mahogany neck and rim
    Free $35 value lesson! This instrument comes with a FREE 30 minute lesson, either in your own home, a TRMC studio or by skype video call (depending on your location) $35 value for FREE!!
    Includes heavy padded gig bag


  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners

    Musical Instruments (Zither Heaven, LLC)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Zither Heaven, LLC

    Unbelievable value for money

    0 5/5 Antoine Boisvert (Salem, MA) - See all my reviews, November 8, 2012

    I love it

    0 5/5 James Brown - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners I enjoy my ukulele banjo I'm just learning to play a ukulele, and I play my banjolele almost every day, I also play in a group, and they also enjoy it. Thanks Much J.Brown 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 14, 2012

    Much more than just a children's toy!

    0 5/5 jpmcder - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners I started using this instrument a month or so ago with my folk band, and this banjolele quickly became my go-to uke for the majority of our music. Now that the strings have stretched out all the way, it holds a very tight tuning. Be gentle tuning this though. Since it has the zither style pegs instead of typical machine heads, it only takes slight movements to adjust. It's very durable and the sound is bright and woody.If you are planning on playing this for shows, I recommend sticking a simple transducer & 1/4" jack in the back to amplify the sound when possible.Overall, a great instrument for an unbelievable price! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 13, 2013
    List Price: $78.99
    Made in the U.S.A.
    Ages 9 and up.
    Includes tuning wrench, song booklet, and pick.


  • Hohner/Lanikai Stringed Instruments

    Lanikai Concert Banjolele

    Musical Instruments (Hohner/Lanikai Stringed Instruments)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Hohner/Lanikai Stringed Instruments

    Great sounding instrument!

    0 5/5 jc recording (Maple Valley, WA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Lanikai Concert Banjolele (Electronics) Lanikai Concert BanjoleleI am thoroughly enjoying this instrument. It is well constructed and sounds amazingly like a banjo. It is simple to play, just like a concert uke and I've had so many compliments on it. I like to use the banjolele when performing in a larger room because it is loud enough that it doesn't have to be mike'd. I would definitely recommend this instrument to anyone who wants to learn a string instrument and does not have a lot of musical experience. It's an easy switch from the ukulele and I enjoy having the variety for my solo performances. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 12, 2010

    Great buy!

    0 5/5 LordByrum - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Lanikai Concert Banjolele (Electronics) Good value for this great instrument. Looks much nicer in life than these pictures show. Sounds great! Just buy one already! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 10, 2011

    Heavy lifting

    0 4/5 Santa's Elvis - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Lanikai Concert Banjolele (Electronics) This Banjolele has a nice sound, but is not easy to play. Don't even try playing it standing up. It's very heavy. A lot of steel and wood. It is loud and can be played well with other instruments. I have similar instruments from the 1800s that are easier to play and sound just as good. For the same price you can buy an older one that doesn't require a workout just holding on to it. Let me add this, after owning it and having it serviced by someone who knew what they were doing...It is a better sounding instrument than I gave it credit for. After having it adjusted properly, it's tone matches it's volume. I am raising my rating by two points. It is still cumbersome, but, it rings out a sweet, heavy sound as well. Unique in it's quality. I would recommend it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 28, 2011
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    Concert Sized
    Geared Tuning Machines
    Custom Fitted Gig Bag Included
    Flame Maple Resonator
    Aged Brass Hardware


  • Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Gold Tone BUC Concert Banjo Ukulele (Vintage Brown)

    Musical Instruments (Gold Tone Musical Instruments)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    great sound and workmanship

    0 5/5 gray haired guy - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gold Tone BUC Concert Banjo Ukulele (Vintage Brown) (Electronics) Saw some banjo-ukes on YouTube and wanted to try. Guitar chord shapes work, but high thumb note gives very different feel. It sounds wonderful and is loud. Have played smaller soprano size but concert size gives more fret room and still has that conventional uke pitch (GCEA)Comes with nice hard case. Yes! (P.S. mine is not electronic) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 23, 2010

    I've always wanted one of these, and now I'm happy.

    0 5/5 King Barber Shop "King Barber Shop" (Richardson, TX USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gold Tone BUC Concert Banjo Ukulele (Vintage Brown) (Electronics) I bought this one used from Amazon for a pretty good discount. It arrived promptly, but with a minimum of packing care, a broken string, and a strong aroma not unlike cotton candy. I'm certain that if the instrument had been more fragile, it would not have survived the delivery.That being said, once I found a nice set of strings (Aquila), this is a fun instrument to play. Nothing buzzes, the action is good, the geared string tensioners work well, and etc etc etc. It's got a wood resonator (not the deluxe version), which I didn't really care about one way or the other, and I have no idea how it affects the tone, but it looks nice.I'd do it again, but I'd make sure that the shipping department put some packing material in the box. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 3, 2010

    Absolutely Wonderful

    Amazon you are amazing, ordered this Banjolele on Thursday night and the following Tuesday it arrived on my doorstep in AUSTRALIA, normal shipping!!I am by no means an expert and just started learning the ukulele a few months ago but have discovered that these things are addictive, I have a Lag Soprano, Tanlewood Cove Creek Soprano, Kala Travel Soprano, Greg Bennet Concert and Ohana Concert, but wanted to play around with a Banjolele. I had a small windfall so jumped straight onto Amazon, read some reviews and decided on this one. It is a beautiful instrument, the pictures don't do it justice. The sound and build quality and great, it comes standard with Aquilla strings, and has a sturdy hard case, all in all it's a fantastic package. Within 1/2 hour of opening the box I knew that this would become my favourite instrument - I can't wait to show it off!!The banjolele is a bit heavier than I expected but nothing too much, I will use it with a strap so the... 5/5 Evelyn - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gold Tone BUC Concert Banjo Ukulele (Vintage Brown) (Electronics) Amazon you are amazing, ordered this Banjolele on Thursday night and the following Tuesday it arrived on my doorstep in AUSTRALIA, normal shipping!!I am by no means an expert and just started learning the ukulele a few months ago but have discovered that these things are addictive, I have a Lag Soprano, Tanlewood Cove Creek Soprano, Kala Travel Soprano, Greg Bennet Concert and Ohana Concert, but wanted to play around with a Banjolele. I had a small windfall so jumped straight onto Amazon, read some reviews and decided on this one. It is a beautiful instrument, the pictures don't do it justice. The sound and build quality and great, it comes standard with Aquilla strings, and has a sturdy hard case, all in all it's a fantastic package. Within 1/2 hour of opening the box I knew that this would become my favourite instrument - I can't wait to show it off!!The banjolele is a bit heavier than I expected but nothing too much, I will use it with a strap so the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 13, 2012
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    Includes hard shell case
    Features a maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard, geared tuners, a single adjustable coordinator rod, and plate-style resonator


  • Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

    Mel Bay Presents 101 Three Chord Songs for Country & Bluegrass Songs For Guitar, Banjo, & Uke

    Book (Mel Bay Publications, Inc.)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

    A good buy

    0 5/5 Frances Jacobs - See all my reviews, November 12, 2009

    Perfect For Beginning Banjo Players

    0 5/5 T. Lohr "don and trudy" (Dunnellon, Florida) - See all my reviews, July 17, 2012

    Nice selection of folk tunes

    0 5/5 Tony Bernhoffer "Tony Bernhoffer" (Toledo, Ohio) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mel Bay Presents 101 Three Chord Songs for Country & Bluegrass Songs For Guitar, Banjo, & Uke (Perfect Paperback) In 1974, for my first three months of guitar lessons the instructor used a Mel Bay lesson book. To me, Mel Bay is a big name in guitar. And since I had not played since 1980, I really liked the easy three chord songs. I am trying to relearn enough to be able to sing along with my strunning. I saw videos about music legends like Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens. And they just strummed their guitars and sang. Of courze, they wrote their own songs, too.!! But I am just sitting in my living room and strumming and trying to sing along for my personal enjoyment. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 20, 2008
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  • Dunlop

    Jim Dunlop 7828 Russell Banjo/Uke Capo

    Musical Instruments (Dunlop)

    Rating (45 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Dunlop

    Not very well engineered

    0 2/5 Michael J. Jones (Hewitt, TX USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Jim Dunlop 7828 Russell Banjo/Uke Capo (Electronics) The way the low-tech eyelets are set into the stretch band that reaches around the neck makes it far too easy to scratch your instrument's finish. There is a flap designed to go between the eyelets and the wood, but it's a major headache to keep the flap perfectly in place at the same moment you're trying to stretch the entire thing and hook it around the instrument's neck. The 7828 is just surprisingly poorly engineered. It's too inexpensive to justify the hassle of returning it, but I don't intend to keep using it and risk scratching my ukulele. I guess I got what I paid for. I'll undoubtedly purchase a better capo. I strongly suggest that you do, too. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 7, 2011

    Does the job.

    0 4/5 Holly W. - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Jim Dunlop 7828 Russell Banjo/Uke Capo (Electronics) This is a simple, cheap option for a capo. I just recieved it today and spent a few minutes playing with it on my soprano ukulele. It isn't as easy to use as other capos, but once you figure out how to use it properly it's a breeze. Another plus is that you don't have to remove the capo to put it on another fret. I'm recieving a baritone ukulele tomorrow, so I'll update if I have any issues using the capo with a different neck size.So far, I recommend it if you don't want to spend a fortune on a capo and don't mind taking an extra few seconds to put it on correctly. If you perform with a ukulele you may need something quicker to use, but using it while practicing at home it would work perfectly.Update: This capo worked well with my baritone ukulele, as well. Just make sure it's set up properly, and you're golden! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 28, 2011

    Works on a mandolin too

    I use this on my mandolin, it is easy to use once you have the trick of it, first this thing has a long end with eyelets on it (that the other reviewers fear will scratch the neck of their instruments), and a short end (designed to prevent said scratches). To use place the capo on your strings with the short end facing you, use your left thumb to hold it in place with the short end dangling just below your thumb, next loop the long end over the back of the neck using your right hand to pull it under the neck and then up toward your thumb, this will trap the short end under the long end and prevent the long ends eyelets from touching your instruments neck, now just rotate your left thumb out of the way so you can buckle the strap in place and you are all set.I prefer this capo over the other 2 I have because it is so tiny, barely bigger than the first two joints of my pinkie, and yet it does the job it was designed for, its small size means I can toss it in my mandos... 5/5 A. Mayse (Florida) - See all my reviews, January 7, 2012
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