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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Fender Robert Schmidt Banjo


Philly/NL, CT

Jun 1st, 2019 08:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

I was recently shopping for a plectrum banjo to use in my mummer activities and bought a Fender Robert Schmidt Signature plectrum bsnjo as a closeout. Most mummers seem to prefer vintage plectrums or tenors; I had been getting by with a Rogue 6 string and vintage banjos are a bit pricey in Philly.
The Robert Schmidt is nicely made but anchor-heavy--12รท lbs, easily twice the weight of the Rogue. I don't see doing a three mile parade with it, even with my old neoprene bass strap, Where the lightweight Rogue gets loud fast it doesn't like heavy playing. The Fenderjust gets louder the harder it is strummed, much like some old Guild dreadnoughts I've played. I'll be testing it out at a rehearsal soon.

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