View Full Version : Warning to All Ukulele Players!!!!

11-11-2011, 03:12 PM
I've posted on this topic before. I love playing my ukulele, but now I have serious competition for my musical affections. I discovered the C scale 5 string banjo. Oh my God!!!. It's easy to tune this little sucker to cGCEA and it plays just like a ukulele, but sounds just like a banjo. It's addictive, and what it does for your ability to fingerpick the uke is awesome.
I seriously suggest you check out the GoldTone CC-Mini.

Hippie Dribble
11-11-2011, 04:42 PM
some more info for those interested...


11-11-2011, 04:48 PM
I have the full size banjo of this model tuned to G and it sounds great. Gold tone makes really good instruments for the price.

11-12-2011, 05:36 AM
I'm listening, firstly do they hold tune? Meaning do they stay in tune? Secondly what price are you looking for one that holds tune, basically one that is the equivalent to a kala uke, meaning great instrument for the price.

11-13-2011, 05:10 AM
Those are beautiful and I love the banjo sound. I looked through the site and that beginners model (cc-50rp?) would be my choice (if I was getting into banjos). Clearly superior to the open backed models. I like that it has that fender on top where your arm goes over too.

11-13-2011, 03:48 PM
Kinda looks like a 5 string version of their baritone banjo uke

11-13-2011, 08:54 PM
You might want to consider trying an open tuning after your foray into the uke style tuning. Open tunings allow for quite a few options and sounds for the banjo.

11-14-2011, 07:31 AM
They stay in tune very well. Price for the "Plucky" is about 300$CDN and the CC-mini is about 450$CDN.

11-14-2011, 07:32 AM
Yes, I agree about the open tunings. This also opens up the opportunity to experiment with a slide during some songs. All in all, great fun.

11-15-2011, 04:22 PM
How do you use that 5th string?

11-25-2011, 02:15 PM
Well, I just pluck it with my ol' thumb pick whenever it seems like it sounds good. Sometimes I don't like the sound of that "C" in what ever chord I'm playing, but most of the time it's good. All in all I just sort of Travis style pick and its really nice. Try different rhythms and just try to have fun.

11-25-2011, 03:42 PM
Try some clawhammer. you'll be hooked. I was considering getting the Gold Tone plucky (same tuning as yours) but opted for the full size 5 string G tuning. I still love the uke more but yeah the 5 string is fun.
Don't claim to be any good, but here are a couple of videos.