Five-Star Round Rod Tone Ring

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Simple and traditional, for great old-time tone. Here's a well-made example of one of the earliest banjo tone ring designs.

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11" diameter

Item # 0242
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$33.34

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6 or more $27.01
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12" diameter

Item # 0243
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$35.56

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Simple and traditional, for great old-time tone. Here's a well-made example of one of the earliest banjo tone ring designs.

The round rod tone ring is an unplated brass hoop, 0.275" round in cross-section, that simply rests on top of the banjo's wood rim. Uncomplicated yes, but the workmanship is impressive: it's nicely fabricated and lays flat, allowing more consistent banjo head tensioning. A great choice for a traditional old-time banjo sound, in 11" and 12" diameters.

"They are great! Good weight, diameters are right on, and they are flat! I will be using them exclusively." —Will Fielding, Fielding Banjos

A high crown or medium crown banjo head is usually required for this tone ring.


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    • 0242
    • 0.600
    • 0243
    • 0.640

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Stewmac-overall

By \N from \N
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 04, 2014


Great tone ring. I've been a guitar-maker, luthier and repairman since 1968. It's my craft and work. Since Stew Mac started I can hardly think of a time when they haven't had what I've needed. Thanks for being around "like a doughnut"!!

tone ring

By boiliebill from england
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 19, 2012


hi its a small item but it makes a great difference the the sound well pleased

round rod tone ring

By ben gordon from denver,co.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 21, 2012


got the round rod tone ring on my minstril banjo today and man did it come alive!!love this tone ring and the fast shipping good job guys!!

unbelievable sound

By brady plyler from kershaw sc.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 14, 2011


wow! I installed the tone ring on a Rover RB 45 banjo, then I lowered the pot to level with the flinge and what came out of a inexpensive instrument was totally unbelievable. thanks stewart-Mcdonald



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