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For Sale: OPF 40 hole AT pot w/ 1985 Gold Star tone ring

Posted By: dickinnorwich (+7) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$650 USD

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If you're in the market for an exceptionally good sounding OPF AT pot, this is it. I played this banjo for years with a left-handed maple neck which I have removed. The rim is a nice, 3-piece, steam-bent, hard rock maple Cooperman that I would estimate is 10 years old. (Cooperman rims need at least a year or so to dry out.)
Speaking as a long time rim maker, after much experimentation with various rims, this particular rim sounded the best to me.... with this particular tone ring.

(Note: There is no perfect rim for every tone ring. Tone rings sound different with different rims. The acoustic outcome is a combination of the rim weight, dimension, and the density of the rim material.)

I think the mid-80's 40 hole Gold Star archtop rings were some of the best AT's ever made. Over the past 35-40 years, I have tried them all and this one always sounded right to me. It was full-sounding and loud without being being obnoxious and screechy-bright.
I prefer the 5 Star head with these AT's because I think it pulls the bass out better and gives it a rounder, more balanced sound.


$50 in continental USA

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Cash (in person), Paypal

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition


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31 Lincoln Avenue

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