Yesterday I spent a little time in the "banjo room" at the Twelfth Fret music store in Toronto. I played a few nice banjos including a Menzies tackhead, but mostly steel string.
Listen, If you ever get a chance to play banjo in a small room with a couple of dozen other, mostly pretty high-end banjos hanging, perfectly-tuned on the wall around you....do it! It was like a playing a giant surround sound instrument with epic sustain. The music of the spheres. "Peanut Gal" took on supernatural proportions. I may never be the same.