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vintagetenor

United States
190 posts
since 5/31/04

02/17/2017 06:21:13 View vintagetenor's Classified Ads View vintagetenor's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

I'm repairing a 1926 ball bearing Mastertone and need lag screws for both co rods. Does anyone know of a source for repros?  Thanks!

sunburst

2343 posts since 9/18/10

02/17/2017 06:25:35 View sunburst's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

First Quality.

http://www.firstqualitymusic.com/collections/metal-parts/lag-screw


Edited by - sunburst on 02/17/2017 06:27:19

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vintagetenor

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190 posts since 5/31/04

02/17/2017 06:39:57 View vintagetenor's Classified Ads View vintagetenor's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Duh...I should have known.

Thanks, John!!!

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maneckep

United States
1057 posts since 6/2/10

02/17/2017 07:39:52View maneckep's MP3 Archive View maneckep's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Mike - I sent you a PM.

Paul

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dhergert

United States
3786 posts since 9/6/06

02/17/2017 11:41:31View dhergert's MP3 Archive View dhergert's Photo Albums View dhergert's Blog Reply with Quote

Mike, if you're repairing an original '26 Gibson Ballbearing neck, the lower lag screw is actually an L-shaped lug that is embedded in the heel of the neck and which is threaded for the older style coordinator rod...

Those are difficult to find if you want to replace with the same kind of L-shaped lug.  You would probably have to fabricate it.  And replacing it in the original neck means doing surgery on the heel.

If the neck is a newer 3rd party neck, it probably has a modern lug arrangement which will be easier to find and easier to install.  Just make sure the threads are correct for the original old-style coordinator rods.

Good luck with this!

-- Don

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vintagetenor

United States
190 posts since 5/31/04

02/17/2017 12:45:47 View vintagetenor's Classified Ads View vintagetenor's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Thanks, Don.  This one has a 5-string neck with the modern set up.

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brasspick

United States
1 posts since 4/24/10

03/03/2017 10:59:31 View brasspick's Blog Reply with Quote

If your talking about the screws that join the neck to the coordinator rods, the proper name for them is "Hanger Bolts". The good news is, you can find them at Lowe's, probably Home Depot, etc. Most Banjos use 10-24 hanger bolts, but I think SAGA uses a bigger bolt. You should be able to find either, pretty cheap.

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sunburst

2343 posts since 9/18/10

03/03/2017 13:39:53 View sunburst's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by brasspick
 

If your talking about the screws that join the neck to the coordinator rods, the proper name for them is "Hanger Bolts". The good news is, you can find them at Lowe's, probably Home Depot, etc. Most Banjos use 10-24 hanger bolts, but I think SAGA uses a bigger bolt. You should be able to find either, pretty cheap.


Some banjos use 10-24 threads, old GIbsons used 10-32 (or 8- 32 on some really old ones) and thus newer Gibsons, in an effort to be like older Gibsons use 10-32 threads. Furthermore, many builders, in a effort to be like older Gibsons, do too.

I've never been able to find 10-32 lags (OK, hanger bolts. (the banjo vernacular is "lags")) at Lowes, Home Depot, or even specialty fasteners shops. Apparently that is why First Quality and other suppliers of banjo parts stock and sell so many of them.

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chief71

United States
168 posts since 6/6/06

03/05/2017 05:41:30 View chief71's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

You can buy some at Yates banjos


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