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Ramsey: Bacon

Submitted by mrbuster on 9/20/2015

Where Purchased: Elderly

Year Purchased: 2014
Price Paid: 1350 ($US)


Sound is a little too loud and ringing for my liking. Thought I was getting the Bacon tone ring that he has always put in them. It's some different type of Bacon tone ring. It kind of looks like a Dobson. Bacon Silver bell maybe?

Sound Rating: 7


Set up was good. came with 1/2 inch bridge. I changed it to 9/16 also Loosened head a little.

Setup Rating: 8


The banjo looks great from a distance but closer up there is a knot in the wood on top of the pot. Also the ivoroid binding up to the frets has a gap between the fret and the binding on every fret so if you do a pulloff on the bottom string the string falls in a trench. Inlay is good.

Appearance Rating: 7


Hardware looks great. Good components. Great wood as well exept for knot on top of pot.

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

Elderly was great and I will do more business with them.

Customer Service: 10


Components are good. I will probably put the Bacon FF tone ring in it once I get one tho.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

Overall Rating: 8

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