Find bluegrass banjo supplies that make playing and learning banjo easy. We have the lowest prices and reasonable deals on equipment. Get ready to play with our banjo tuners, banjo tuning pegs, banjo pickups, and banjo tone rings. Our banjo set up section has everything you need to get ready to go, as well as main...
Find the best banjo bridge to use for your banjo at Banjoteacher.com.
We carry bridges that work for gibson mastertones, stelling, deering, nechville, ome, bellbird, burlile, gold tone, goldstar, morgan monroe, recording kings and any 5 string bluegrass banjos, 4 string banjos or even six string banjos.
Learn how to replace your banjo bridge with this video from Ross
BanjoTeacher.com carries a large variety of banjo straps that are specifically made for banjo carrying only banjo straps that we've actually used and can recommend. We have leather banjo straps, quick release straps, low priced banjo straps that have leather tabs so there is no metal to metal noise, cradle banjo straps and custom made banjo straps. You have to have a good strap for a banjo, one specifically made for a banjo and attach it correctly to your banjo.
"Hi Ross, My order just came in. The all leather strap is excellent leather quality (I used to hand tool/carve out of sides of leather so I know something about it). It attached and adjusted easily. Really a good idea, that leather looping through leather adjustment. It came in just in time to show it off tonight at the Friday night jam. That $10 banjo stand is nice an compact to tote along and is more stable than using my guitar stand". Dennis Lottman
"I attended the very first banjo camp that Ross held in Nova Scotia and was super impressed with his approach to playing, his dedication to teaching, and his knowledge of banjo products. I now look to BanjoTeacher for advice on what to buy. It’s really nice to have a personal attachment to a vendor and I value the relationship greatly. Keep up the great work!" Thanks Gord
Banjo Thumb Picks, Finger Picks and Special Banjo Finger Picks for Learning Banjo
We carry a large selection of thumb picks and finger picks for the banjo. We feature comfortable coated for comfort banjo and finger picks. Check out our cobalt coated special designed custom picks made for Ross Nickerson called "Nick Picks" and read reviews of them. We also carry left handed thumb picks, blue chip thumb picks, clawhammer picks, women's sizes, cobalt coated picks, child size and smaller size thumb and finger picks.
These models of capos I carry are the best types of capo for banjo and what I recommend.
Some models you can easily adjust the pressure on the strings which causes minimal need for returning. If you prefer the quick capoing action of the spring loaded capo The Paige banjo capos are really good quality and hold up very well.
We carry 5-string capos, capo spikes and sliding capos and some practical advice for when and when not to use a capo and returning the banjo after putting a capo on.
We also carry the best banjo capo of it's kind on the market - Hand designed and crafted by banjo innovator, Bill Stokes
I can count on Ross to sift through all of the available stuff and only carry what he considers as worthy....Thanks, Gord
We have a large selection of banjo replacement parts.
We stock armrests, tailpieces, replacement tuning pegs, tuning buttons, tone rings, bridges, tension hoops, resonator hardware, replacement brackets for tightening the banjo head, head wrenches, coordinator rods, truss rod covers for banjo, shoe and brackets for open back banjos and other important parts to the banjo that have been lost or need to be replaced.
We carry the best low price 5th string banjo peg and banjo planetary tuning peg replacements, whole sets of planet pegs for banjo and replacement tuning keys or buttons for broken tuning pegs. We have discounts on D-Tuners, complete sets of Keith D tuners, the Keith straight pegs in gold and stainless along with the Cam D tuners called "Cheat a Keys",
Click on our tuning peg categories or scroll down to see all the planet peg replacements we offer.
Face it, banjos can be a bit loud sometimes, especially when you are practicing and when you need to practice quietly a mute is a great idea! We carry a variety of mutes from high end Mikes Banjo Mutes which are amazing Goldtone and Deering mutes. All of which Ross can recommend.
In this category we have tuners made for banjo, clip on electronic tuners for banjo, standard electronic banjo tuners that do not clip on, and a tuner that combines an electric banjo tuner with a metronome. Use the navigation links on the left for the different categories.
How to Tune a Banjo - Notes to Tune to
Here is beginner banjo instruction for the notes to tune a banjo too. Listed are many of the most common ways to tune a banjo depending on what type of banjo it is. Banjo tunings included are 5-string banjo for standard bluegrass Open G tuning as well as C and D tuning, 4-string tenor tuning and plectrum tuning, 4-string "Chicago" tuning, 6-string banjo tuning, old time banjo tuning like double C and G modal and the low open E Banjo tuning like John Hartford used.
Free Video on How to Tune a Banjo.
TUNING A BANJO
5-String Banjo Tuning
Standard Bluegrass G Tuning 5th G 4th D3rd G 2nd B 1st D
Bluegrass C Tuning (Also 4 string Plectrum) 5th G 4th C 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
Bluegrass D Tuning 5th F# or A 4th D 3rd F# 2nd A 1st D
Double C Tuning 5th G 4th C 3rd G 2nd C 1st D
G Minor or G modal Tuning 5th G 4th D 3rd G2nd Bb 1st D
Low Open E Tuning 5th E 4th B 3rd E 2nd G# 1st B
4-String Banjo Tuning
4 string Tenor 4th C 3rd G 2nd D 1st A
4 string Plectrum 4th C 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
4 String "Irish or Celtic Tuning" 4th G 3rd D 2nd A 1st E
4 String "Chicago Tuning" 4th D 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
6-String Banjo Tuning
6-string Banjo Tuning 6th E 5th A 4th D 3rd G 2nd B 1st E
6-string Banjo G Tuning 6th G 5th B 4th D 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
Beginner Banjo Lessons
We feature Banjo Stands for resonator banjos and open back banjos that are sturdy and strong enough for a banjo with a low center of gravity for safer use. There are many types of stands for banjo you could use but we only carry banjo stands that we test and know will work for banjos. We have wood banjo stands as well as strong steel constructed stands for banjo. We also carry wall hangers for hanging your banjo on the wall in case that could work better for you too.
As a banjo teacher the way I see it is if your banjo is easier to grab you may practice more which anything that encourages practice is always a good thing. Always use caution when using a Banjo Stand or Wall Hanger though. Use in a safe place with no swinging doors, dogs or small children!
We carry banjo strings for worn out strings or to replace a broken banjo string. We have 5-string banjo strings, 4-string tenor banjo strings, 4 string plectrum, 6-string banjo strings and also ball end banjo strings.
Buy more than one set of banjo strings and get a discount. It happens AUTOMATICALLY when you add sets to the cart. That applies to any combination of banjo string gauges or sets too!
Two sets $9 Three sets $12.99 Four sets $17 Five sets $20
As a banjo courtesy, here are the notes to tune a banjo to:
Here is a free Ross Nickerson video on changing banjo strings and how to remove the resonator and tighten the banjo head too.
Discounts and no additional shipping cost when purchasing multiple sets
Buy more than one set or any combination and still get a discount AUTOMATICALLY!
It's Easy and Sensible to Save on Multiple Sets
No matter if you purchase 1 set or 5 sets the shipping cost stays the same. You always need more strings so I would get an extra set or two and save.
Nickel, Wood, Gold, Stainless, Chrome and adjustable "one size fits all" Banjo Armrests. We stock banjo armrests for bluegrass banjos like Goldtone, Recording King, Gibson, Deering, Nechville, Stelling and other Mastertone style resonator banjos. We also have the Deering goodtime armrests, old time open back banjo armrests and armrests for child size or travel banjos.
Here is a good assortment of banjo tailpieces I recommend as replacements or upgrades to your present tailpiece.
I've tried them all an they work great. Ross Nickerson
The top banjo tailpiece styles to choose from, kershner, straight line, waverly, presto models, tailpieces found on vintage banjos. We carry 4-string, 5-string and 6-string tailpieces.
Learn good timing on the banjo with hand picked metronomes by Ross Nickerson and BanjoTeacher.com
Metronomes and banjo playing go hand in hand, that can't be stressed enough. How many drummers do you think there are that don't use metronomes to practice? Aren't we playing a drum with strings, an instrument that lacks sustain, just like a drum? Without proper timing, banjo playing sounds like random notes that go nowhere.
My favorite metronome is the Matrix MR800. The MR 800 is loud and sounds like a drum stick hitting a block of wood which works best for me. It is very easy to use and also has a headphone jack for private practice. We feature quartz brand metronomes too, the Korg TM60 Metronome and Tuner, We have the cadillac of banjo metronomes, the Boss DB-90 and the other high quality Boss Banjo Metronomes, the Boss DB-30 and Boss DB 60. Those are easy to use and even easier to carry along in your pocket or banjo case and feature a headphone jack. Here is a banjo metronome video to check out.
Banjoteacher.com has a great selection of banjo cases
Keep your Banjo sounding amazing
BanjoTeacher.com sells Remo banjo heads, banjo replacement heads, banjo tools and banjo wrenches in all sizes for tightening a banjo head. Click to see a short Video Lesson from Ross on How to tighten a banjo head. We carry white frosted banjo heads, clear banjo heads, black banjo heads, rennaissance, fiberskyn and goatskyn heads. We carry both standard 11 inch and 12 inch sizes.
We supply 1/4 inch, 5/16 and 9/32 size banjo head wrenches in several different varieties. Knowing the right wrench to buy can be tricky, don't hesitate to email or call us. If you tell us what banjo you have, we can tell you the right size to buy.
1/4 inch is for most Gibson Mastertone Style bluegrass banjos with a flathead tone ring and one piece flange. The heavier bluegrass banjos and other bluegrass banjos that normally cost say 500.00 and up.
9/32 is the common smaller size for beginner banjos with a hoop ring or no tone ring and aluminum pot "bottle cap" 30 bracket banjos.
5/16 is the larger size used for clawhammer and old time specific open back banjos with the shoe and bracket system for tightening the head.
BanjoTeacher.com carries Banjo Pickups that we recommend from personal experience in using them. All of the pickups we carry are built to not affect the tone of your banjo when you are not using the pickup and to produce the most natural sound. We also have pre-amps boosting the volume and adjust the tone on your banjo pickup before the signal to the PA.
We have Fishman Rare Earth Banjo Pickups, Gold Tone ABS banjo pickups LRr Baggs Banjo Bridge Pickup, Kavanjo built into the head banjo pickup, truss rod humbucker banjo pickups and other banjo pickup options.
We now carry replacement metal shims for Fishman Banjo Pickups too.
Call us if you need advice on banjo pickups or amps to use with banjo pickups. 1-866-322-6567 - Ask for Ross
Get your banjo and banjo head clean with cloths, polish, fast fret and finger ease. We also carry string changing stands and other banjo maintenance accessories. We have a DVD available to help you learn to do your own banjo set up and maintenance.
I recommend these banjo polish cloths to clean a banjo and the Dunlop polish works well for keeping your banjo clean too. The Dunlop polish does not have any chemicals and polishes really well on the banjo neck and resonator. Ross
Learning Banjo Easier From CDs and MP3
Slow down banjo music on CDs and MP3s with Song Surgeon or banjo videos from You Tube, DVDs or other streaming video with Video Surgeon without re-tuning. This makes it incredibly easier to learn and play along. You can even change the key to the song without re tuning your banjo.The Song Surgeon software works on both songs from CDs or MP3s and the Video Surgeon software works on DVDs as well as you tube videos or other streaming videos online on our computer.
Hearing banjo licks slowed down with no pitch change is the ultimate learning too and works fantastic for learning those hard to get banjo licks. Now you can play along at a slower speed too and learn banjo licks you never thought you could hear.
Song Surgeon Details and Free Trial Downloadl
Video Surgeon Details and Free Trial Download
We feature replacement tone rings to upgrade you banjo sound and clarity by Sloan Tone Rings, Huber Tonerings, Nechville Tone Ring, JLS Tone Rings, Recording King Tone Ring and Pots,White Layde Tonering replacement, replacement Arch Top Banjo Tone rings, Tubaphone replacement tone ring, GoldTone Tone Ring and Dannick Tonering. The tone ring is like the motor on your banjo. Replacing your motor by upgrading your banjo tone ring can significantly improve your clarity up the neck, sound better with a capo on, make the bass/4th string come out and provide better overall response and "good" volume.
Gibson Master tone Traditional Flat Head Tone Rings- No Hole, 20 Hole
Archtop Banjo Tone Rings and Gibson RB 1 hoop style Rings
If you need advice or direction, give us a call. 1-866-322-6567. Only somebody who plays banjo will answer the phone.
Improve the tone of your banjo easily with the Banjo Mate Tone Enhancer. Its pretty amazing how well it works and its easy to install.
Check out our tabletop music stand for banjo tabs, books, and ipads, stageline tripod music stand, and ipad music stand mounting system with folio case.