Calton Case Torture Test!

by Jake Stogdill September 20, 2018 9 Comments

Calton Case Torture Test!

I can't believe Banjo Ben pays me to do this...

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Jake Stogdill
Jake Stogdill


9 Responses

Dan Loftin
Dan Loftin

October 04, 2018

I have a Calton case, I already know how protective it is! What I want to know is how much is the truck?

Jake Stogdill
Jake Stogdill

September 27, 2018

Howdy folks,

Jake here. Thanks for interacting with us on our blog. I want to address the issue of the banjo used in the test not being of the same weight as a full master tone style. I did point this fact out in the video, but regardless I still think it attests to the quality of these cases. As far as physics goes, I guarantee you that the amount of force that even ole Gordy felt when I was body slamming him far surpasses anything a full weight banjo would experience in normal drop tests. Remember also that this gord banjo is much more fragile even though it weighs less. Would a full weight resonator banjo withstand being body slammed repeatedly and run over by a truck? Perhaps not. I can’t definitively say. I know of some personally which have survived similar extremes, and some which have not. Another thing which can not be denied is the test where I hop my 275 pound self all over that case. A conventional case would not withstand that. Lastly, take the banjo out of the equation and insert any other lighter weight instrument such as mandolin, fiddle, or guitar…Calton makes cases for all that stuff and from a physics standpoint they would be expected to perform very similarly to ole Gordy due to similar mass. So while I agree and concede that this test was not 100% scientific, I don’t think it’s fair to assume that nothing positive can be taken from this test…especially considering the points I mentioned above. Thanks y’all, you folks are the best!
Lewis Mock
Lewis Mock

September 23, 2018

Sorry to say, but a gourd banjo does not simulate real world. Banjos have been damaged in Calton cases and part of it is the weight of the banjo. That gourd doesn’t come close. There’s physics that you are leaving out of your test. Thanks!!

John Hayes
John Hayes

September 22, 2018

Jake: That was fun to watch , your right about being paid to do that! I have a Carlton Banjo case, great case but still scared to fly my Banjo. I don’t think a full resonator Banjo would survive a 6 foot drop test much less some of the other tests. Be interested in your tips on packing and flying a Banjo. The inertia of the pot against the resonator is a killer. Have fun and bill Ben! Thanks j

robert tieszen
robert tieszen

September 20, 2018

Your family is my favorite in the world. God bless you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

John Harper
John Harper

September 20, 2018

Impressive!

Paul sandall
Paul sandall

September 20, 2018

Dog chubby almost died of diabetes. Heart murmur. Thyroid. He likes to sit at my feet when I play songs learned from banjo Ben on utube especially at the bbq. I’m tryin to send a picture

Steve west
Steve west

September 20, 2018

Amazing test!!! Thanks Jake!

Matt Hickman
Matt Hickman

September 20, 2018

That’s one tough case. Thanks for testing the strength of a Calton case.

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