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Dean Backwoods 6 Six-String Banjo with Pickup, Black Chrome
- 25-1/2" Scale
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Pearl Dot / Wing Inlays
- Die Cast Tuners
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- Dexterity; Right Handed
- Body Material; Mahogany
- Body Type; Banjo
- Neck Material; Mahogany
- Finish; Classic Black
Dean Backwoods 6
Six-String Banjo with Pickup, Black Chrome
Now with a pickup and available in a black chrome finish, the 6-string Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo is perfect if you're an electric guitar player looking to add new sounds to your live performances or recordings. With its familiar guitar tuning, this hybrid 6-string banjo requires no learning curve from guitarists. Fitted with an 11" Remo head, Grover tuners, 25" scale length, and 1-3/4" nut width, you'll be a-pickin' and a-grinnin' with the Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo in no time.
- Tuners; Sealed Die Cast
- Pickup; DMT Design Humbucker
- Truss Rod; Dual Action
A staple in the U.S. bluegrass and country scene for over a century, the unmistakable look and sound of a banjo has recently seen a huge resurgence in today’s music.
At Dean Guitars, we craft and design our banjos with careful attention to playability and tone.
In addition to our quality, we make the transition simple for existing guitar players to ‘make the switch’ without having to re-learn the ins and outs of a new musical instrument.
About Dean Guitars
We want to help musicians to be as passionate about making music as we are about making guitars that are played on some of the most prestigious stages, and in the best studios, around the world. Established in 1977, our iconic electric & acoustic guitars, basses and other musical instruments are built to the highest standards in our industry.
Dean Guitars is a musician-owned and operated company. The Dean Guitars staff is comprised of hard-working, knowledgeable musicians who demand excellence in the instruments we design, build and play.
With a Dean Guitar in your hand you become part of a worldwide family of musicians who have embraced the Dean legacy and are ready to continue the journey together. Play a Dean instrument today and Get Your Wings.
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Now with a pickup and available in a black chrome finish, the 6-string Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo is perfect if you're an electric guitar player looking to add new sounds to your live performances or recordings. With its familiar guitar tuning, this hybrid 6-string banjo requires no learning curve from guitarists. Fitted with an 11" Remo head, Grover tuners, 25" scale length, and 1-3/4" nut width, you'll be a-picking' and a-grinning' with the Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo in no time.
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I ended up stringing tenor strings to the lower E and A and keep them tuned high, as the lower strings just don't sound great no matter what you do. I got this six stringer specifically because I needed to get a banjo and get up to speed in about a week for a band project, and this worked perfectly.
The pickup is passive so you're going to need a powered (active) direct box or a compensating amp and a short cord.
I will also say I wish there was a tone control of some sort, but I think for the price point I'm not surprised there is only a humbucker style magnetic pickup. You can position the pickup in different places along the support rod for tone control, but this requires taking off the resonator and loosening the finger screws and all that, plus getting it back on 'just right' requires a stable surface and some careful hands. Not something you'd want to do mid-set for sure.
Pickup does an 'OK' job of getting sound to an amp, but what comes out is... not quite banjo. A mic pickup or others would probably introduce feedback complications that are beyond the beginner set this banjo is probably intended for, but after you've broken it in and decided you love banjo now (and all the adoring fans it seems to bring) you're going to go down the rabbit hole in a big way researching new drum heads, rare-earth pickups, and about $30 of fingerpicks before you decide to just go back to nails.
I sure am having a blast with this baby. I play in an irish punk band so the aesthetic is spot on with the black chrome and clear drumhead.
I have mine strung like a banjo with an extra low G string and a high D string at the top, with a railroad spike on the D string so it's effectively a high G like a normal banjo. This partially fixes the two problems above, but not completely. It's fun to play a banjo that gives you both a high G and a low G as drone strings. I just wish the tone wasn't so muddy.
Those fixes only work if you have it strung like a banjo. If you want to leave it strung like a guitar, don't bother with this instrument. It sounds awful and isn't fun to play.
On the plus side, it looks really good.
I had to do so much work to this before I could even play it. I spent 2 days after work just getting to play properly. The neck has to be CONSTANTLY adjusted, it won't hold tune, it does not sound much like a banjo, and you need to buy real banjitar strings to get it near the sound you want.
This banjitar should be selling for maybe.... one hundred fifty dollars? Very sad.