A big 5-string thanks to fellow banjo evangelist Mr. Tom Nechville of Nechville banjos for taking time to review Chord Bandit. It was really cool to meet Tom and see his shop of amazing banjos.
Nechville banjos are visually stunning but the real treat was getting to play one. The Heli-Mount system is an elegant "twist" of engineering that preserves the tone of the banjo while boosting its clarity. That might sound a little sales pitchy (and we do show a Nechville logo when the game starts ) but the difference was real. The head tension was perfectly balanced on the banjo we played. We could even feel the tonal difference in our right hand as we picked (our main banjos are the standard hook-and-nut style of a typical production banjo).
Each Nechville banjo is unique so you gotta save pennies but they play beautifully. Even if a Nechville banjo isn’t in the budget, there are lots of set-up tips and extras at the company site. Happy picking.