#1
does anyone know how to make a guitar sound like a banjo using effects?
#3
Well, you could probably get reasonably close by boosting the treble and killing the bass and most of the mids on your amplifier and then compressing the living sh%t out of the signal. Still, if you want a banjo tone than I think you should just get a banjo. It is a unique instrument, after all.
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#5
As said before, a lot of presence and treble, kill your mids and bass. Picking as close as you can to the bridge will help, as well. I can tell you, as a banjo player, most of what makes that great banjo sound is the player themself.
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#6
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You could always cheat and get a 6-string banjo (basically a guitar neck on a banjo body). Alternately, get a Martin Backpacker and fingerpick rapidly by the bridge.

theyre HORRIBLE to play and have a terrible bass sound. trust me on this.

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As said before, a lot of presence and treble, kill your mids and bass. Picking as close as you can to the bridge will help, as well. I can tell you, as a banjo player, most of what makes that great banjo sound is the player themself.

(look at my username)
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#7
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The 6-string banjos, or the Backpackers? I've traveled with my Backpacker for years (just had it out yesterday, in fact). My only complaint is that they can't take decently heavy strings.

6 string banjos. my old one had .13's on it (which i use normally) and they were looser than paris hiltons vag.


also, the bass tone is mudder than meshuggah.

you get the idea. oh, and shit intonation.
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#9
put strings on a snare drum.

or buy a resonator.

but srsly, the piece of paper trick is worth a shot.