Pro Nickel-Plated 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring

Tom Nechville Custom Shop

Pro Nickel-Plated 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring

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The ring that started it all. The 20 hole nickel-plated bronze ring is a staple to the banjo's sound.

We use a familiar pre-way alloy and radius to craft that metallic sound the banjo is known for. We use a set of ball bearings that ride in the inner radius of the tone ring. This keeps the tone ring from moving during the Heli-Mount tightening process. It also allows great sonic transfer- the rim does not dampen the sound but vibrates with the ring and bearings.

Nechville banjos are inherently warmer, due in part to the perfect head tension and the neck connection system which allows for a heavier, taller bridge. The mass of the bronze ring enhances bass frequencies, making it a perfect ring if you like a warmer sound. Yet the high end is smooth and glassy. The added bass also increases the perceived loudness. However, there are many setup factor that influence tone, and many different sounds can be produced with this ring.

Note: These are made for Nechvilles, as we don't drill them for a skirt hole. Contact us if you'd like one for a traditional banjo 

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