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For Sale: Nechville Pro Bronze Tone Ring

Posted By: Wrags (+23) | Rate Member
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$295 USD

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For sale is a used Nechville Pro Bronze 20 hole nickel-plated flathead tone ring. This ring was installed into my Moonshine banjo by Nechville a few years ago. It was only removed from my banjo once when I replaced it with an archtop ring. I'm digging my archtop ring in my Moonshine and have no plans to use this flathead ring again, so hoping to get it to someone who can use and enjoy it. It looks like new as my Moonshine rarely left the house and had little playing while this ring was in it.

Here is the link to buy one of these rings new on Nechville's web site ($420 with shipping new)

Note that while these rings are marketed as a 20 hole tone ring, the holes are not drilled all the way through the ring if that matters to you. Also, this ring is made for the Nechville Heli-Mount model banjos with their cyclotronic ball bearing system. I do not know if it will work in any non-Nechville banjos.

Nechville's description of this tone ring:
The ring that started it all. The 20 hole nickel-plated bronze ring is a staple to the banjo's sound.

We use a familiar pre-way alloy and radius to craft that metallic sound the banjo is known for. We use a set of ball bearings that ride in the inner radius of the tone ring. This keeps the tone ring from moving during the Heli-Mount tightening process. It also allows great sonic transfer- the rim does not dampen the sound but vibrates with the ring and bearings.

Nechville banjos are inherently warmer, due in part to the perfect head tension and the neck connection system which allows for a heavier, taller bridge. The mass of the bronze ring enhances bass frequencies, making it a perfect ring if you like a warmer sound. Yet the high end is smooth and glassy. The added bass also increases the perceived loudness. However, there are many setup factor that influence tone, and many different sounds can be produced with this ring.

Please email me through the Hangout if you have any questions or want to purchase this tone ring. I have described and photographed the tone ring as accurately as possible. $295 Price includes shipping to lower 48 states and insurance. Thanks for looking.


United States, Salem, OR, 97302


included for lower 48 states

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: Refunds will be sent when item is received by seller in the same condition it was sent. Buyer pays return shipping and insurance.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition


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