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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Make sure you and your Goodtime banjo honor 4th of July with pride with this very limited edition "Stars & Stripes" Resonator Retro Fit Kit!*
Made for Goodtime Openback owners, you can upgrade your banjo by attaching the flange and resonator with this simple kit of parts that are easy to install.
For customers who already have a resonator on their Goodtime, simply order the resonator only option below and retro fit onto your existing hardware.
Full Kit Comes with:
- Custom Hand Made Goodtime Stars and Stripes Resonator
- Goodtime Armrest with Attachment J Hooks
- Goodtime Flange Set
- Installation Instructions
*For standard size Goodtime banjos with 11" pot. Will not fit Deering upperline or 12" banjo pots. Available to order through July 7th 2017. First 10 Domestic orders guaranteed delivery by July 4th, 2017.
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.
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