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Info about the Recording King RK-OT25-BR.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 2:36:30 AM
3 posts since 10/21/2019

Hi Folks,

maybe this has been discussed already, however I`m trying to figure out the rim size of the Recording King RK-OT25-BR, is it a 12'' rim?

I already got a Deering Goodtime open back banjo (not the Americana version), and I`m considering byuing the banjo above for its warmer sound, as I basically play Clawhammer style only.

Thanks!

Oct 21, 2019 - 3:48:50 AM

Emiel

Austria

9259 posts since 1/22/2003

That RK has an 11" rim.

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:00:47 AM

3 posts since 10/21/2019

Thanks Emiel :)

At this point I`m not sure if buying the RK makes sense, having a Deering Goodtime OB already.

Any suggestion for a 12'' rim bajo around that price range?

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:43:54 PM

Emiel

Austria

9259 posts since 1/22/2003

quote:
Originally posted by BanJoe_KBD

Thanks Emiel :)



Any suggestion for a 12'' rim banjo around that price range?


Sorry, no. They will cost more as far as I know.

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:02:24 PM

gtani7

USA

948 posts since 3/22/2017

I think Bob Carlin Goldtones may be in the general price range, not knowing where youa re and what the RK's cost, but you'll probably want to look at all the openbacks in the Marketplace classifieds and sort by price:

banjohangout.org/classifieds/s...submit=Go

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:16:42 AM

3 posts since 10/21/2019

Germany here, I had a look at Elderly Instruments as they do ship to Europe as well.
RK are quite cheap I`d say, for a banjo, here you can easily find them at about 500/600 euros.
I guess, as Emiel said, 12'' banjos are more expensive than that, which is fine.
The only cheaper 12'' I`ve found is the Deering Goodtime Americana (there`s a scooped version), I lilke its sound by the way, but having already a standard Deering Goodtime Openback (and I`m happy with it), I`d rather try something different.

I think I`ll research a little bit more, double the budget and make up my mind, right now I`m checking some of the Bart Reiter and Goldtone models.

Oct 22, 2019 - 4:57:40 AM

Emiel

Austria

9259 posts since 1/22/2003

Yes, the Goodtime 12" (Americana) can be had for € 598 at Thomann. I forgot about that one.

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