For enthusiasts of early banjo
There are photos of a seven string 1850's banjo with two drone strings on a website called "musurgia.com."
You click on "instruments," then on "miscellaneous banjos." I believe it's on page 2 of the miscellanous banjos. Anyway, it's perhaps the most incredibly ornate banjo I've ever seen, but, like you, I have no idea of how one would actually play the thing.--Rob Morrison
You may be correct about that. The basic way to tune a 6-string is to tune the 5th (bass) string one octave lower than the third string. I suppose you would then tune the second drone string either a fifth or an octave above the usual drone string. The question, I suppose, would then be to decide whether the second drone should be the sixth or the seventh string. Either way, it would sure take a lot of practice. --Rob Morrison
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