From Stuart Williams
Titan Banjos Demonstration.
I played the same tune (Fireball Mail) on each model to demonstrate the
variety of tones offered from the Titan range.
The recording is limited both in terms of sound quality and of course
depending on what medium you are listening on. It does, however give you a
chance to see the Titans in action!
The very best way to enjoy the sound of this banjo is to play one yourself
and I would recommend anyone interested in this unique instrument to do
The first recording was on Syd's Titan which has a fantastic tone with
both high end clarity as well as a rich depth. The outstanding feature of
the whole Titan range is the clear separation of each note as it's picked.
The banjos are very responsive and can be as loud or as quiet as you want
without sacrificing tone.
The last two recordings were both Saturn models. The titanium tone ring
gives a unique sound, one which can be very powerful and responsive, again
at both ends of the sound spectrum. My own Saturn (with the fibreskin
head) has a softer, deeper tone. I prefer this set up as it has slightly
less volume (which I prefer when I'm teaching) and more separation (less
ring) which gives me a clearer sound when playing down a mic.
I've been fortunate enough to play on just about every make of banjo
during my 20 years of teaching and performing and the Titan range performs
alongside the very best banjos I've ever played on. The Saturn is now the
only banjo I own.
The combination of the light weight and great tone make it an exceptional