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Bill Evans shows and explains the differences between two common tone ring designs.
August 25, 2016

One of the major elements that determine how a banjo will sound is found in the kind of tone ring it uses. In this video, Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans shows the differences between archtop and flathead tone rings, discussing how they affect the sound and how the tone ring fits together with the banjo’s rim, head, neck, stretcher band, and brackets.

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    ● Courses
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    ● Notation Guide
    ● For Beginners
 
 
    ● Vintage Vault
    ● New Gear
    ● Fine Lutherie
 
 
    ● Workshops
    ● Advice
    ● Repertoire
 
 
    ● Recordings
    ● Events
    ● Breaking News
 
 
    ● In The Studio
    ● Live Onstage
    ● Backroom
 
 
    ● New Products
    ● Inside Look
    ● Performances
    ● Partner Pages
 
 
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