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Five-Star Round Rod Banjo Tone Ring

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11" diameter

Item # 0242
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$34.99

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6 or more $28.34
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12" diameter

Item # 0243
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$37.34

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Five-Star Round Rod Banjo Tone Ring

About This Item

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.

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


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    • Weight
    • 0242
    • 0.6000 lbs. (0.27 kg)
    • 0243
    • 0.6400 lbs. (0.29 kg)

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round rod banjo tone ring.

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Verified Buyer


This 0.273 round brass (and it is brass) ring
.600 pound will produce a much better resonating
sound than a 2 pound chrome plated chrome
2 pound of the another brand IMO I know I bought one
of each.
thanks StewMac and Five-Star.
Best Regards
L.C. McClanahan

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Tonering.

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Verified Buyer


Very sweet and fine tone from the tonering. Great fore clawhammer or openback tenors.

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Great Hoop

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Verified Buyer


Beautifully crafted tone hoop. Much better than the ones I've made myself but considerably more expensive. :)

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Stewmac-overall

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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"!!

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tone ring

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Verified Buyer


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

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round rod tone ring

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Verified Buyer


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!!

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unbelievable sound

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Verified Buyer


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



StewMac PDF Catalog, page 89 See Five-Star Round Rod Banjo Tone Ring
on page 89 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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