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L-Shoe Bracket

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Traditional hardware for banjo. This handsome die-cast nickel-plated zinc alloy L-shoe holds a bracket hook on the side of a banjo rim.

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L-Shoe Bracket
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0905 L-Shoe Bracket Yes
24 or more $2.70  
50 or more $2.51  

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A stainless steel bolt with 5/16" hex head and 1/2"-diameter washer is included. L-shoes are traditionally used on open-back banjos, and occasionally on other banjos that have removable resonator flange plates.

The 12-24 thread portion of the bolt is 13/64" (5.16mm) diameter and is 1" long, to fit a 3/4" (19.05mm) thick banjo rim. The bolt can be cut shorter in your shop to fit a thinner rim.

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L-Shoe Bracket
L-Shoe Bracket
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5 8-10-2013
great product, smart design

Although I had to shorten the bolts 1/8 I had no problem getting a great fit and the plan became obvious. Longer bolts for all occasions. Well produced and work as planned.

Peder Piper  Indianapolis Read my reviews (5)
3 4-04-2013
Not a bad product but some snags

The bracket shoe itself is OK though the finish isn't all that one might wish from a product as expensive as this one. It's the tapping that's the issue - if it could have a standard metric thread (M5 x 0.8 pitch, maybe?) it would be so much easier to obtain alternative bolts or set screws to fit them to banjos. Not all banjos are ideally suited by a heavy hex nut on the inside of the rim ..

Andybanjo  UK Read my reviews (13)
3 10-31-2012
Screw length is an issue. Finish is a bit pitted.

The finish is quite good, but is a bit more pitted than I had hoped for. Not a mirror finish. The screws were too long for a 5/8" thick rim. An un-elegant solution was to add washers under the screw heads. Shorter screws would work, even with a 3/4" thick rim.

Doug Peters  Winnipeg M Read my reviews (4)
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3 9-21-2011
Odd that thread size!

These L shoe brakets are really good value - far cheaper than replating the old ones (Send the old ones back to keep with the instrument for originality) BUT why use #12 24 (7/32 BSW) screws - none in the rest of the world uses them - so they are rare & expensive. I found I had to cut down 28 screws to restore an old instrument & would have much prefered to purchase ones of the correct length.
Still thats life.

Neil Kilgour  Newcastle, Australia Read my reviews (3)
5 10-26-2010

Complete as advertised. The bracket was close to the Gold Tone hardware I was matching and looks great.

A. Scott  Tulsa OK Read my reviews (26)
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