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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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Five-Star Round Rod Tone Ring
 
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0242 11" diameter Yes
$33.34
3 or more $29.98  
6 or more $28.50  

0243 12" diameter Yes
$35.56
3 or more $31.98  
6 or more $30.39  


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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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Five-Star Round Rod Tone Ring
Five-Star Round Rod Tone Ring
 
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5 5-19-2012
Rounded tone

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.

Mark Harper  Lexington KY Read my reviews (44)
5 5-19-2012
tone ring

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

boiliebill  england Read my reviews (10)
5 4-21-2012
round rod tone ring

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!!

ben gordon  denver,co.
5 12-19-2011
Don't Panic or throw it away!

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.

Ron Brown  Rapid City, South Dakota Read my reviews (19)
5 9-14-2011
unbelievable sound

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

brady plyler  kershaw sc. Read my reviews (2)
5 1-18-2011
Excellent upgrade item

I installed this tone ring in a cheap banjo with an aluminum rim (bottle cap rim) and the sound now rings out instead of being swallowed by the pot. I recommend this highly.

Terry Church  Australia
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