Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

It ain't gonna be long before my new tackhead 6 string wood bucket banjo is done. Give it another week or two and it might get finished, that is, if it I can get the all of the supply's by then. I recently read that there where wooden bucket banjos, grain measure banjos and cheese box banjos made before and during the American Civil War (1861-1865). What was the extra bass string normally tuned to?

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Banjo D 4th: gDGDGBD (found this tuning mentioned here, http://www.nixworks.com/banjar.html)

https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/227039 (This mentions someone that plays with a low g in modern pitch)

These are what they would be with 7 strings so I guess just drop it down 5 steps

dDGDF#A

 Excited to see and hear your finished project!

Thank you. I will definitely post something about it when it's done.

Byron Thomas said:

Banjo D 4th: gDGDGBD (found this tuning mentioned here, http://www.nixworks.com/banjar.html)

https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/227039 (This mentions someone that plays with a low g in modern pitch)

These are what they would be with 7 strings so I guess just drop it down 5 steps

dDGDF#A

 Excited to see and hear your finished project!

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