Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 4:37 PM (in response to player99)Re: Thoughts On Banjo Tuning
Just a thought, and I haven't actually tried this yet... but shouldn't it also be possible to just drop the 6th string volume to 0 so it doesn't sound out at all? Now you have me wondering. I'll have to check this out in Workbench later.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to Sonny1096)Re: Thoughts On Banjo Tuning
You missed what I am accomplishing here...
OK first I don't think you can drop the volume on just one string for one model. It would have to be a global thing, which would mean all models would have the dropped volume.
But that aside, you did not understand the issue. The banjo's 5th string is not at the 0 fret, but up the neck at the 5th fret. So if you have the 5th string at the right tuning open, the place when playing banjo that you would use it is at the 6th fret, not the 2nd fret. This is hard to describe, but what that means is where you would only fret the 5th string is at the 6th fret and up. So if the 5th string is open, which is what you need for the open drone, fretting at the 6th fret would be 5-6 half steps too high. That is why you need to incorporate the 2 strings. One for the open drone, and the other tuned so when you fret the 6th fret it actually gives the correct note, not a note 5 frets too high.
Is that any clearer? :-)