Now what if someone purchased this banjo and decided to try out the different tonerings available today that would fit the rim without cutting the rim (any more if it has been cut/altered)? What would be the results, and what exactly could they expect? Would it be a great test/sounding board for the tonering manufacturer? Would it "weed" out some inferior tonerings?
If the surrounding metal doesn't make that much of a difference, and the aging of the wood parts do...wouldn't this be a great opportunity to test a tonering in a vintage-aged banjo? Just wondering, so all of you experts have at it...I am very interested in hearing what you have to say about it.