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.
*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.
This Deering Banjo Tune Up Package will help you to spruce up the sound and aesthetics of your Deering Banjo. We know you care about tone and this package will provide you with the parts and tools that will bring your banjo to its full potential. Including a Top Frosted banjo head, Deering Smile Bridge, Deering Banjo Strings, and the tools to improve your set up and tone.
The set of three Deering Care Cloths for polishing wood, metal, and removing tarnish will bring back your banjos full luster. Replacing the Tailpiece and Armrest will bring back the original shine to your instrument.
- Top Frosted Medium Crown Deering Banjo Head
- Deering Smile Bridge (Available in 5 and 6 String Styles)
- Deering True Tone Tail Piece
- Deering Armrest
- Deering Banjo Strings
- Truss Rod Wrench- To Adjust Neck Height
- T-Wrench- To Tighten Head Tension
- Deering Set of Three Care Cloths
*Will not fit Goodtime Banjos*
Package Available for Deering 4, 5, and 6 String Banjos.
Tenor Banjo Packages include a Standard Flat Tenor Deering Bridge, and a Bottom Frosted Deering Banjo Head.
6 String Packages include a 6 string Deering Tailpiece
Deering Banjos Prior to 2006 Require a High Crown Head. Please note this request in the notes during check out.
A $300.89 Value!
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 GOODTIME BANJOS ONLY