Find bluegrass banjo supplies for playing and learning banjo easy. We have the lowest prices and reasonable deals on equipment, electronic banjo tuners, tuning pegs, armrests, tailpieces, comfortable banjo straps, banjo picks, capos, banjo instruction books with DVDs, tone rings, mutes, bridges, metronomes and a whole lot more.
Find the best banjo bridge to use for your banjo at Banjoteacher.com.
We carry bridges that work for gibson mastertones, stelling, deering, ome, bellbird, burlile, goldtone, goldstar, morgan monroe, recording kings and any five string, four string or even six string banjos.
Banjo Straps Available at BanjoTeacher.com
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 straps and custom made banjo straps. You have to have a good strap for a banjo and one specifically made for a 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
Thumb Picks, Finger Picks and Banjo 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. We also carry left handed thumb picks, clawhammer picks, blue chip thumb picks, women's sizes, cobalt coated picks, child size and smaller size thumb and finger picks.
Tuning the Banjo - We carry the best models of electronic tuners for the banjo. We have clip on tuners, tuners with both lights and needles, and tuners with metronomes all at discounted prices and made for the most accurate tuning of your banjo.
I've included beginner banjo instruction on the notes to tune a banjo too. I listed several of the most common ways to tune a banjo depending on what type of banjo it is. I included 5-string banjo in standard bluegrass G tuning as well as C and D tuning, 4-string tenor and plectrum tunings, old time banjo tuning like double C and G modal and the low open E Banjo tuning like John Hartford used.
TUNING A BANJO
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
4 string Tenor 4th C 3rd G 2nd D 1st A
4 string Plectrum 4th C 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
4 String Chicago Tenor Banjo Tuning 4th D 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
Low Open E Tuning 5th E 4th B 3rd E 2nd G# 1st B
Learn to tune a banjo on video
Banjo Replacement Parts
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 have 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.
Banjo Strings available at BanjoTeacher.com
We carry 5-string banjo strings, 4-string tenor banjo strings, 4 string plectrum, 6-string banjo strings and also ball end banjo strings.
The notes to tune the strings to for bluegrass banjo in open G tuning are 5th G, 4th D, 3rd G, 2nd B and 1st D. Standard 4-string Tenor Banjo Tuning is C G D A, Plectrum Banjo Tuning is C G B D, Irish tenor banjo tuning is G D A E, and Chicago tuning for Tenor and Plectrum banjos is D G B E. 6-string banjos normally tune to standard guitar tuning but many open guitar tunings work great on the six string banjo too.
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 any combination and still get a discount!
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.
Practice Banjo More - Banjo Hanger for Hanging a Banjo on the Wall and Low priced Banjo Stand available at Banjo Teacher.com
We carry the best Banjo Mutes for your money at BanjoTeacher.com. 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!
Here at BanjoTeacher.com we do everything we can to make your
experience a positive one and always provide the best customer service.
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.
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 Nashville by Performance Capos is the best of its type on the market.
I can count on Ross to sift through all of the available stuff and only carry what he considers as worthy....Thanks, Gord
Tightening a Banjo Head - 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.
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.
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.
Tripod Banjo Music Stand - Heavy Duty Sturdy Construction
Learn good timing on the banjo with hand picked metronomes by Ross Nickerson and BanjoTeacher.com
Banjoteacher.com has a great selection of hard shell, gig bag, shoulder bag cases with back pack straps, soft shell, zero gravity light weight banjo cases that protect like a hard shell and banjo flight cases too
BanjoTeacher.com carries Banjo Pickups that we recommend from personal experience in using them. All of the pickups we have don't affect the tone of your banjo when you are not using the pickup. We also have pre-amps you can use to boost and adjust the tone on banjo pickups. Call us if you need advice on banjo pickups. 1-866-322-6567. Ask for Ross
Banjo Tone Rings at BanjoTeacher.com - Tonering to make your banjo lighter
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.
Slow down banjo music on your computer without re-tuning and make it much easier to learn. You can even change the key to the song without re tuning your banjo.The software works on both songs from CDs or MP3s on your 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.