Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
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Dating back to 1906, and still prized today, this all brass tone ring is hand made in the Deering factory. A spun brass outer shell, and square tubular inner ring with round sound holes, these components create a light weight tone ring with a warm, round, vibrant tone. This tone ring design has been a favorite of great dixieland players, resembles the holy grail for the old time banjoists, and had it's big revival in the folk era with Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio in the Vega Long Necks.
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Deering’s new patent-pending Smile™ Banjo Bridge is created to fit into the natural curve created on a banjo head when under string tension. This relieves the stress found in a traditional bridge allowing the Smile™ Bridge to vibrate without constriction. The result is an instantly fuller and more expressive midrange, less constricted low end frequencies, and a wonderful balance across all strings.
Please indicate if you would like the standard string spacing or the wider JD Crowe string spacing in the notes at checkout.
*The top/black portion of your banjo bridge is called “the saddle.” This saddle is made to match the shape of the surface of your banjo fingerboard. Most banjo fingerboards are “flat” meaning that they do not have a curved surface. Some banjos are custom made with a curve to the fingerboard which is called a “radiused fingerboard.” This is not to be confused with the curve of the feet of a Smile™ bridge. When choosing the Smile™ bridge please choose the one that has “the saddle” that is shaped like the surface of your fingerboard.
A brand new armrest design for Deering Goodtime banjos that is flat and rides lower to the head, thus being very comfortable to the player. This armrest is very easy to install and comes with two specially made j-hooks and installation instructions in order to attach it to your Goodtime Banjo. Requires a Goodtime 9/32 T-wrench for installation.
FOR DEERING GOODTIME BANJOS ONLY
Deering or Goodtime Planetary Tuners.
These great tuners provide even tension. They turn smoothly, and set the string right where you want it. Our tuners do it right! Set of 4 tuners.
**Please select appropriate type to match your banjo and option to add a 5th Peg Tuner.**