Washburn B8 Banjo Pack

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Makes it easy to get busy pickin'.

The Washburn B8 Banjo Pack includes a Washburn B8 banjo, banjo gig bag, pitch pipe, finger picks, instructional book, and banjo strap. Washburn includes a limited lifetime warranty on your B8 Banjo.

Features

  • Washburn B8 banjo
  • Banjo gig bag
  • Pitch pipe
  • Finger picks
  • Instructional book
  • Banjo strap
  • Washburn limited lifetime warranty

Burning for a banjo so you can get a bluegrass fix? Click or call and own this one today!

 

B8 Banjo Pack Specifications:

  • Washburn B8 features:
  • Mahogany resonator
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Stained light-brown/buffed gloss neck
  • Maple bass with Rosewood tip bridge
  • 18 tension brackets
  • Chrome standard tailpiece
  • Closed chrome covered tuning machine
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WashburnB8 Banjo Pack
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Washburn B8K Banjo Pack

By Frank

from Rural Indiana

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Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

It is the best buy in this price range. It has a nice sound, but you must tighten up all the hardware and do the set up. It comes with a complete package of accessories. The banjo has upgraded tuners and overall looks great.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Washburn B8 Review

By TXhookey

from Undisclosed

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I'm moving form the beginner phase to intermediate. I really liked my B8 when I first got it. I now realize I should have made a different choice. The B8 uses an aluminum rim which greatly limits its ability to reproduce quality sounds and upgrade potential. The neck is also narrower than normal (1 1/8" at the nut, 1 1/4" at the third fret), which may be helpful to younger players but tricky for full size fingers. I have upgraded mine with several components to help improve the tone, but with little success. I should have saved the money and upgraded to another banjo, which I did.

The Good: Very Good looking banjo (IMHO), very light, decent hardware (works) small size (younger players), inexpensive.

The Bad: Aluminum rim tone and neck to rim fit produce a less than optimal tone, thin neck (tough for larger fingers), does not respond to upgrade components well.

If I had it to do over: I would have purchased a wood rim, wood "tone rim" banjo for a warmer sound and a little less volume (lighter than "real" tone rim banjos and less sharp sounding which makes practicing easier and as you advance and inevitably want to upgrade, will make a very nice travel banjo) or if you like the bluegrass pop, a starter banjo with brass tone ring or tone hoop. A brass tone ring really helps increase the volume and snap but will increase cost and weight. It is how most "professional" banjos are built. A brass tone hoop is a compromise, not quiet as heavy, expensive, and usually less snap. These are made by many companies so do the research and listen to the sound files. There are reviews on the internet of all banjos, look for the ones that are from people that have had the banjos for several months. Happy pickin'.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful!!!

By Sheridan

from Pendleton, IN

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I purchased this as a birthday gift for my husband. He had been wanting one for years. I had been shopping around for a few months, when I came across this set. It is a beautiful banjo, with a classic sound. The kit includes everything you need as well. While he wasn't a fan of the "how to" book, it still was a wonderful purchase!

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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Getting to know the B8

By kevinpaul

from Pittsburgh PA

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I am still very hapy with my Washburn. Some near free way to up grade the B8. First the wood back was very dry and ruff. I tried evert wood polish inthe house.The wood just sucked up the way it sucked up the tone. I almost gave up . On one of a who cares days I put black boot polish on it. That worked.Looks and sound. I was readind about a made out of brass that is placed inside the back to give it better tone. I don't have any extra money at this point. So doing some make and looking at metals and sound I found a betterway. I used two strips of silver foil 10"x2". Wow it has more volume and a bonus sound. That dirty gruff tone you here on fender guitars. Love it!

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great banjo

By kevinpaul

from Pittsburgh PA

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

My Washburn B8 came yesterday. All the stuff was in the box. I put the brige on and tuned it up. This thing sounds as good as any I have ever heard. A true banjo is real gret sound with out the art junk for 3,000. If you want that buy a painting. This Washburn is about the music. NICE! And it came fast. Good going guys and thanks.

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(82 of 123 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ok for a beginner Banjo!

By Bobby-uCf5d

from Dallas, TX USA

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I work in a musical instrument store so I see all kinds of instruments both good and bad. I decided to try the banjo to improve my finger picking skills on the guitar and the music store was too high priced so I came to Music123 and bought the B8 Banjo Pack. If your a beginner to the banjo then this instrument will serve you well for a starter instrument and has everything you'll need to get going, however you will need to know how to set it up because it doesn't come with that information and the strap needs hooks to fasten it to the banjo the tone is fair and the action is fair. It has a flat finish and the 5th string is a tuning peg and not geared other then this it's a fairly well constructed instrument nothing fancy but for the money and the beginner it will do. I spent about 30 minutes setting it up and then begin playing the chords I know it sounds and plays like I expected it to for the price and I am not disappointed with it. So if you're a beginner and short on cash go for it you'll be ok with it. Hope this review helps you in your decision making process.

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