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Tone rite, do they work

Posted by mbj35758 on Sunday, December 4, 2011

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I saw a tone rite being used at Gruins in Nashville a few weeks ago, when I asked what it was they explained it and they think  it is the greatest thing since popcorn. I am not sure if they make one for a banjo,  Walmart does (well sort of). The one I made totals $ 8.00 in parts and nearly 15 minutes in  labor.  i doubt very seriously it will work as well as the tone rite, but for $ 8.00 I can be wrong.

They showed me all the options the tone rite has, wow, what a cool unit.  All the Walmart unit does is slightly vibrate the strings, but, can be adapted to any thing.

I doubt either unit is any where as good as  playing your banjo 5 hours a day for 20 years (this is just a guess cause I have not done it) 

Of course at what point is it the player and not the banjo.  i am pretty sure if Earl ever played a TG banjo, every one else would.....(thanks Tommy, I love my new banjo)

If any one has any thoughts, advice or questions please email me, I'll let ya know how the Walmart unit works out..


2 comments on “Tone rite, do they work”

crappiejohn Says:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 @9:38:09 AM

Tommy, I have an ArchTop Vega with no Tone Ring. I wanted more snap and punch so I used spacer washers to raise the head off the resonator. Then I got me a heavy duty nine inch aluminum pie plate out of the kitchen and velcroed it in the center of the resonator. I got the Snap and Punch I was looking for.

mbj35758 Says:
Saturday, February 4, 2012 @3:07:00 PM

This is mbj (Matthew to freinds) I love your invention with the pie plate. Guess the boy can leave the farm but the farm never leaves the boy

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