We are proud to announce that we are officially entered into ArtPrize 2016,
Founders Brewing Company is hosting us for the duration of the event. The Banjo and BasTrak will be displayed along with the Dobro which is currently in the planning stages. The trio will be known as Roots Rust Revival.
We still have quite a few things that we want to try but It is in its final state of being. This is more of a living sculpture in that we will be changing string diameters and head materials until we get the sound we want.
So the 1/2" braided steel rope may be a bit big but we had to start somewhere. Also the leaf spring is temporary until we get the hoop made for the drum.
Everything is pretty much done now, I did put a couple of coats of polyurethane on the bridge. Also we decided any good banjo should have a capo right? So here it is. Getting very excited for Wheatland next weekend!
We are still trying to finalize the bridge height and string size, this really all falls on Dave as I have no clue on any of that. We also ended up going to an alternate tuning as we kept breaking strings but we knew this was a possibility from the start.