Talk Banjo Ep 4: The Tunnelled 5th String

This week’s Talk Banjo episode is answering another question from a listener. This week’s question was:

“Are there any advantages to having a tunnelled 5th string over a regular 5th string on the side of the neck?”

The 5th string feeding into the neck

The 5th string feeding into the neck

The 5th string going into the neck from the peg head

The 5th string going into the neck from the peg head

So this 4 minute episode looks at:

  • The main difference between the 2 types of 5th string set ups
  • Confusion that surrounds the string length on tunnelled 5th strings
  • When tunnelled 5ths were popular
  • The advantages and disadvantages between the 2

To listen, use the media player at the end of this post.

Can’t see the media player? Click on this link to listen to the episode

Comments

  1. Will Griffiths says:

    Very interesting talk banjo episode re tunnelled 5th string. Keep up the good work!

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