Five-Star Rolled Brass Banjo Tone Ring

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11" diameter

Item # 0234
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3 or more $32.83
6 or more $29.88

12" diameter

Item # 0214
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Five-Star Rolled Brass Banjo Tone Ring

About This Item

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.

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    • Weight
    • 0214
    • 1.248 lbs. (0.57 kg)
    • 0234
    • 1.100 lbs. (0.5 kg)

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Good ring, fast service

(Customer's Reviews)

They come quite round, no mod in dia (11") needed to use it as a tone ring. Even better, using two makes a great tone ring (2 lbs), can duplicate Deering tone ring patent with some milling. Surface is good enough i could leave it as is, just waxed it.


Great tone

(Customer's Reviews)

If you think a tone ring has to weigh 3 to 4 pounds to sound good you may be surprised by these rings. I have used several of them in some bluegrass-style banjos and I really like the tone they produce.


Great Fit

(Customer's Reviews)

Good tone ring, good sound.

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