L-Shoe Bracket

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Traditional hardware for banjo. This handsome die-cast nickel-plated zinc alloy L-shoe holds a bracket hook on the side of a banjo rim.

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L-Shoe Bracket

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Traditional hardware for banjo. This handsome die-cast nickel-plated zinc alloy L-shoe holds a bracket hook on the side of a banjo rim.

A stainless steel bolt with 5/16" hex head and 1/2"-diameter washer is included. L-shoes are traditionally used on open-back banjos, and occasionally on other banjos that have removable resonator flange plates.

The 12-24 thread portion of the bolt is 13/64" (5.16mm) diameter and is 1" long, to fit a 3/4" (19.05mm) thick banjo rim. The bolt can be cut shorter in your shop to fit a thinner rim.

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L-Shoe Bracket

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great product, smart design

By Peder Piper from Indianapolis
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 10, 2013

Although I had to shorten the bolts 1/8 I had no problem getting a great fit and the plan became obvious. Longer bolts for all occasions. Well produced and work as planned.

Not a bad product but some snags

By Andybanjo from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 04, 2013

The bracket shoe itself is OK though the finish isn't all that one might wish from a product as expensive as this one. It's the tapping that's the issue - if it could have a standard metric thread (M5 x 0.8 pitch, maybe?) it would be so much easier to obtain alternative bolts or set screws to fit them to banjos. Not all banjos are ideally suited by a heavy hex nut on the inside of the rim ..

Screw length is an issue. Finish is a bit pitted.

By Doug Peters from Winnipeg M
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The finish is quite good, but is a bit more pitted than I had hoped for. Not a mirror finish. The screws were too long for a 5/8" thick rim. An un-elegant solution was to add washers under the screw heads. Shorter screws would work, even with a 3/4" thick rim.

Odd that thread size!

By Neil Kilgour from Newcastle, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 21, 2011

These L shoe brakets are really good value - far cheaper than replating the old ones (Send the old ones back to keep with the instrument for originality) BUT why use #12 24 (7/32 BSW) screws - none in the rest of the world uses them - so they are rare & expensive.

I found I had to cut down 28 screws to restore an old instrument & would have much prefered to purchase ones of the correct length.
Still thats life.


By A. Scott from Tulsa OK
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Complete as advertised. The bracket was close to the Gold Tone hardware I was matching and looks great.

Shown on page 84 of our latest catalog.