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Reviews for Alabama ALB36 6 String Banjo


Tynan

Apr 13th, 2017
I bought one of these used from a friend, but it was in very good condition. I've been taking it travelling/busking a lot and I'm REALLY satisfied! It makes such a good sound that you might as well just take off the resonator, because the difference in loudness is very small. There is a learning curve to this instrument if you're adjusted to guitars, but since the chords are the same you only have to change the way you pick and strum. I paid less than half price but if I broke mine I would gladly pay more for a new one. Worth every penny!

Advantages:

-Sounds good when played properly

-Loud enough to play with other acoustic instruments

-Small size and lightweight (similar weight as a standard full-size acoustic guitar)

-Resonator is easily detachable

-Stays in tune REALLY well, no strings broken since bought

-Strings are easily replacable at music stores (electric guitar strings)

-Flange has "teeth" so could make for a pretty good weapon in a self-defense scenario

Disadvantages:

-Flange has "teeth" so if you don't have the resonator on it can poke your lap a little bit

-Strings can sometimes come out of their spots on the bridge if you're wiggling the bridge around

-Bridge can wiggle around on the head, possibly causing buzzing and requiring readjustment

-Tailpiece might also cause buzzing, but can be fixed by messing around with the screws and stuff down there.

-Tailpiece seems like it's not very strong and could bend, so be careful when tinkering with it

-The triangular metal things where you clip on straps WILL bend off! I replaced them quite easily with some decent keyrings. I recommend putting more secure metal loops in so you don't end up having the strap break by surprise.


 

Bev Armbruster

Aug 13th, 2016
We recently bought an Alabama ALB36. 6 string Banjo. Love it! I play a 12 string quitar , so this was an easy transition. My daughter loves it so much she is learning to pick too!

Advantages:

Awesome banjo with quitar chords! Love it!

Disadvantages:

None! Great sound !


 

 

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