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118 Members, Created 1/26/2011 -

Administrators: Couchie (owner)


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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 3 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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1926 Gibson TB-3 Ball Bearing with Five String Neck
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Linked by revellfa 11 years ago: 1926 TB-3 8527-20. Check out the condition of the original hardware (newer Presto is the only non original part)

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Linked by revellfa 11 years ago: 1926 TB-3 Serial Number 8527-20. Once belonged to Roger Smith and is likely one of the last Ball Bearings to leave the factory.

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Linked by revellfa 11 years ago: My 26 TB-3 Conversion. Serial Number 8527-20.

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Linked by revellfa 11 years ago: Played on my 26 TB-3 BB with five string Conversion neck. This one is loud and proud and has no reason to apologize for being a BB banjo!

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Linked by revellfa 11 years ago: 1926 TB-3 with five string neck. This one used to belong to Roger Smith who played with Bill Monroe.

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