Posted by nechville on Monday, August 4, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008 @10:43:55 AM
Tone Spheres! That was funny...nonetheless,an intriguing idea. A low profile admirer. Brad
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 @5:33:17 AM
The Term "tone Sheres" is meant as you took it, funny, but intriguing, Plain wood works fine, but the spheres give the banjo a liveliness that I like.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @7:34:51 AM
I stopped by Tom's table at a winter jamboree earlier this year and jammed a bit with with a couple fellows that were there. Tom was playing a banjo he had made using a wood tone ring. If I remember correctly, it was a cocobolo mentioned above. It sounded super. Tom, thanks again for taking care of my problem and setting up my Nechville Custom afterward. It sounded good before my snag, but better after you "dialed" it in. Much appreciated! Dave Peterson Riverton, MN
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @7:36:38 AM
That should be Nechville Classic :-) .... well, it is kind of a custom with the 40 hole tone ring, but I meant Classic :-)
Sunday, August 10, 2008 @10:34:03 PM
I always enjoy seeing Tom when he comes out west to Wintergrass, and hear what new ideas are floating around in his head. It's good to see guys like him searching for new ways to take the banjo forward into uncharted territory. I think we'll all be surprised by the banjos on the market 20 years from now, if we all make it that long.
Thursday, August 14, 2008 @11:47:59 AM
I wondered why Gibson abandoned the tone ring supported by steel balls - I always thought reducing the contact area under the tone ring would help the ring and sustain of the tone ring...and your using a hardwood tone ring is a great idea increasing the warmth and reducing the weight. Great job. Keep up the thinking and innovation....I guess you have to do something on those cold winter nights up there.
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @2:07:39 PM
pick1936,, I think Tom is making some of very best banjo's today, I I have a 2004 Classic Deluxe, It plays, and sounds great, BUT I am thinking about trading it in one one of New Light weight banjo's with the open construcion ( Ball bearings) showing,, wood tone ring,,, I played one at Toms shop, It was very light,, and sounded great, I am just waiting awhile before trading,, THANKS Tom keep building these great light banjo's.
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @2:18:26 PM
I forgot,, The reason I want the new light banjo, Is because I have had 6 major Operation in the last 6 years, Three on My back,,, Two on My neck,,, Complete Prostate removall,,, and it looks like I will be having another sugery on My neck,,, caused By getting rear ended by Jeep at high speed,, while sitting still at red light,,, So I do really need the light banjo,,, Thats why I Like Tom's banjo's,, He is coming up with new ideas every day or so,, So keep it up Tom.THANKS..
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