Barney McKenna’s banjo gear?!
I took up the 19-fret tenor banjo a couple of months ago, with Barney McKenna as my major influence!
It came with the regular Remo Weatherking head, and I put D’Addario’s J63i-strings on it! I’m pretty happy with the sound of it, however I’d like it to sound a bit more like, in my opinion, the "Irish" banjo (plunky, rather dull-sounding), instead of the crisp and bright sound of a bluegrass banjo!
My question is if anyone has any detailed information about this legend’s gear, e.g. what pick he uses, strings and banjo head mounted on his old Paragon, and so on.. 🙂
Other suggestions about your own personal string gauge/material and banjo heads to give the banjo the "Irish sound" and make it sound as "Barney McKenna"-esque as possible, will also be appreciated!