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Where can i find a Recording King PB 681 Pot Assembly?????

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Jul 13, 2019 - 12:03:41 AM
9 posts since 5/28/2019

I am looking for a recording king PB-681 Pot Assembly, I believe that is the gold one. I have seen the nickel plated ones on a few sites but cant find any gold plated ones. I saw one on here in the classifieds a few weeks ago... please help!

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:09:31 AM

beegee

USA

21274 posts since 7/6/2005

You'd probably be better off to buy the RK parts and have them gold-plated, The factory plating isn't all that great. Not bad, but not the best. I have a new RK85 that I will eventually have plated in antique gold.

I just sold a Flinthill gold-lated banjo for $500, which is cheaper than a gold-plate job would be.

Jul 13, 2019 - 8:42:56 PM

9 posts since 5/28/2019

How much do you think a gold plate job would run me?

Jul 14, 2019 - 4:41:48 AM

14738 posts since 2/7/2003

Gold plating prices are thru the roof today because of gold prices

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:24:59 AM

Fathand

Canada

11375 posts since 2/7/2008

The nickel pot assemblies are sometimes very economical on Amazon. I bought one once for about 60% off. This might help you better afford the plating.

Why are you wanting a gold specifically RK pot?

If I were building an expensive fancy banjo, I might be inclined to purchase something with a more respected pedigree, deserved or not.

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:55:34 PM

14738 posts since 2/7/2003

The rk tonering has a pedigree second to none

Scott

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:59:38 AM

1881 posts since 1/10/2004

One time I think I bought just an RK flange on Amazon and it came with the whole pot assembly. Yay me.

The original gold plated hardware on my RK-87 has held up pretty well, much better than some Gibsons I've seen, but it came new with a bit of unevenness on the top of the tension hoop mainly, and of course has mostly worn away from the armrest.

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