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Five-Star Rolled Brass Banjo Tone Ring

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11" diameter

Item # 0234
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$36.89

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12" diameter

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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
    • 1.2480 lbs. (0.57 kg)
    • 0234
    • 1.1000 lbs. (0.5 kg)

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5.0

Good ring, fast service

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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.

5.0

Great tone

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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.

5.0

Great Fit

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Good tone ring, good sound.

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Chunky Tone Ring

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Well made rolled brass ring that delivers great results.

5.0

Rounded tone

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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.

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Don't Panic or throw it away!

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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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