Five-Star Rolled Brass Tone Ring

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Popular for building old-time banjos!
Our versatile "tone hoop" has become a favorite among makers of old-time banjos.

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11" diameter

Item # 0234
In stock, ready to ship!

$36.89

3 or more $32.83
6 or more $29.88
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12" diameter

Item # 0214
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$46.30

3 or more $41.21
6 or more $37.50
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Product Details

Popular for building old-time banjos!
Our versatile "tone hoop" has become a favorite among makers of old-time banjos.

This rolled brass tone ring fits a simple routed or lathe-turned ledge on a banjo rim, and gives a crisp tone for a variety of playing styles. Unplated brass.

For optimum fit, measure the tone ring with a dial caliper before routing or lathe-turning your wood rim.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 0214
    • 1.248
    • 0214
    • 1.248
    • 0234
    • 1.100
    • 0234
    • 1.100
    • 0234
    • 1.100
    • 0234
    • 1.100

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Five-Star Rolled Brass Tone Ring

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Rounded tone

By Mark Harper from Lexington KY
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 19, 2012


This ring has more bottom than the standard rolled brass ring that I normally use. I fitted it on a rim with a rolled brass ring that was too short. The resulting tone was similar to an old Mastertone with a calf skin head. Some great discoveries come from mistakes.

Don't Panic or throw it away!

By Ron Brown from Rapid City, South Dakota
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 19, 2011


If you made the same mistake that I did, bought a cheap banjo to get started with and soon out grew the thud instead of banjo twang, not all is lost. I bought the brass ring and new head, took a couple of hours to change them out and what a difference. This cheap thing actually rings like the big boys. Thanks guys for having such a product for improving a banjo's sound.



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