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How much does an avereage 5 string 11" BB weigh

I was windering what an average 5 string 11" BB weighs compared to an average 5 string professional level flatheahed tone ring banjo? Also, does anyone make a repro bb tone... Read More
From Ragtimejoe 2 months ago
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Beautiful 1925 TB-5 https://www.facebook.com/groups/122811701089655/permalink/4104549436249175/
From kodakcollector 3 years ago
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1925 Gibson RB 5 Conversion

I am considering the purchase of a 1925 Gibson RB 5 conversion.  I have purchased banjos from the seller before.  He has a 48-hour return policy.  The RB 5 is very beautiful in my... Read More
From RHR 3 years ago
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Needing some BB Specs

I was planning to build a 1926-style BB tone ring (eventually), and was wanting to get some specs so I can know what materials to get. What are the three tonehoops made of?  What are the... Read More
From Lemon Banjo and Supply 4 years ago
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1925 value?

a couple years ago I looked at a 1925 ball bearing Gibson,I can't remember for sure if it was a 3 or a 4,but it was completely original,had been played a lot but probably not for the last 40 yrs.... Read More
From Ks_5-picker 4 years ago
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Meet Doc, Sleepy, Happy and Grumpy
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1926 Gibson tb3 w/conversion 5 string neck
Linked by petevincze 5 years ago

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Linked by bbult 5 years ago: Gibson Script Logo Block on my 1925 Tb3.....very few were made...Oct 1925...

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PRICE REDUCED! Original 5 String 1926 Gibson Mastertone RB-3, Ball-bearing, FON 8447-7
Linked by revellfa 6 years ago: Wow. Only one I've ever seen for sale

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Linked by revellfa 6 years ago: I'd like to trade my 1954 Gibson Southern Jumbo for your Ball Bearing Banjo

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Raised head Banjo for sale - REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED - ON EBAY. **** SOLD SOLD SOLD ****
Linked by Ralph Stanley legend 6 years ago

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Linked by revellfa 7 years ago: 1923 TB-3 conversion. Balls and tone hoop but no springs on this model I'm told.

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Linked by revellfa 7 years ago: Played on a 1923 TB-3 Conversion. No springs on this model, just the tube and balls.

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