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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
From kodakcollector 3 years ago

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

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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Linked by revellfa 11 years ago: 1926 sixty hole ring.

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Rustic Dance by CR Howell
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060113 island pond
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Happy Valley Pals
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"Clinch Mountain Backstep"
Linked by BanjoFlyboy 12 years ago: Just found the icon for linking to a group. Let's see if it works! Style 5 བ Gibson.

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Fire Ball Mail
Linked by dgill 12 years ago: This is my Gibson 1926 TB-3 ball bearing conversion banjo. Pickin is not the greatest but the sound of these ball bearing are pretty great.

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Alice plays Roscoe Parrish Tune
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Two 26 Ballbearing MTs, RB-3 & GB-3
Linked by gailg64 12 years ago: 1926 RB-3 and 26 GB-3

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Linked by dgill 13 years ago: Just a short go of it.

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