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Nov 9, 2018 - 5:33:24 AM
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Davidprat

Spain

1068 posts since 8/10/2005

I have been using for some of my builds Rims made by Mark Hickler ,after this 10 years using his rims I have to say how great are Hickler's rims I use them on openback and bluegrass banjo, now most of my customers that wants a bluegrass banjo are ordering them with the Hickler maple and Rosewood tonering.

Mark is great to deal with and the rims are really well build and nice sounding. 

www.hicklerbanjo.com

https://youtu.be/HIUvuazNew0


 

Edited by - Davidprat on 11/09/2018 05:48:49

Nov 9, 2018 - 6:14:23 AM
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85 posts since 12/7/2007

Couldn’t agree more, David! I too am a fan of Mark Hickler’s work and have several of his partial resonator rims on openback banjos. He’s a pleasure to deal with, more than fair in his pricing, and does stellar work. (I especially appreciate his knowledge and expertise re tone woods.) Good to see him getting this much deserved recognition.

Nov 9, 2018 - 7:29:52 AM
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dbrooks

USA

3468 posts since 3/11/2004

Great looking banjos, David. Clearly you are doing good things on your own with the Hickler rims.

David

Nov 9, 2018 - 2:23:06 PM
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10160 posts since 2/12/2011

Mark has helped me more than once. Fine luthier.

Nov 9, 2018 - 3:12:10 PM
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1720 posts since 9/12/2016

Mark has done lengthy experimenting that gives great results to ponder and listen to. These efforts are over the top in comparison to all but few. I know this from his website ,but have never dealt with him.

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:17:46 PM

2331 posts since 2/18/2009

I have made a couple of necks to go on a couple of his rims for someone and thought the rims were very nice and well made. I have only had very positive dealings with him, and even got to meet him once when he was traveling through the area and was nice enough to stop by.
Zach

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