• Rickard Banjos Cyclone tuners – a review

    We recently received a set of the Rickard Cyclone 10:1 banjo tuners. Having heard very high praise of these tuning machines from both hobby and professional players, we reached out to Rickard and they graciously sent along a set for

  • Dan Eubanks reviews the Travel Bass

    Hello bluegrass friends, Dan Eubanks of Special Consensus here to tell you about an amazing instrument, the Travel Bass. I’ve been asked by Bluegrass Today to review it for you, so here goes. Gonna be a lot of bass specific

  • Greg Allen Signature fingerpicks

    Greg Allen has bluegrass music in his veins. As a young man he played banjo behind his famous father, Red Allen, and later with his brothers, Ronnie, Neal, and Harley, as The Allen Brothers. The boys were at the forefront of

  • A review: Hawthorn RB-7 style banjo

    It's been said many times of late that we are living through a golden age of banjos, a claim that seems easy to support. Even though the venerable Gibson Mastertone is no longer in production, there are a number of

  • G7 Heritage capo – reworked for 2018

    We heard recently from the good folks with G7 capos, a British company that has made tremendous strides in capo design this past few years. Their Heritage model was reviewed here when it was introduced in 2016, and they wanted

  • Intellitouch PT10 and PT40 tuners

    OnBoard Research has sent us two of their new tuners to check out, and they are marvelous little devices. If you've been around stringed instruments twenty years or so, you'll recall the excitement when they introduced the clip-on Intellitouch tuner concept in

  • Power Pins 2.0

    Generally speaking, there are two different camps when it comes to instrument modification: those who wish to remain true to time honored traditions and the way things were done in years past, and those who seek new ways of improving

  • Huber Workhorse – a review

    When Steve Huber introduced his new Workhorse banjo model in 2014, it immediately called Mike Rowe to mind - the guy who's made a living on TV extolling the virtues of hard work and dirty jobs. The ones that society