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Blaylock vs Blaylock Bear Tracks ring

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Feb 19, 2020 - 4:05:30 PM
2172 posts since 10/12/2004

What’s the difference between the two tone rings besides the price?

Feb 21, 2020 - 10:07:47 AM
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255 posts since 1/8/2004

If ya find out definitely let me know. Im interested in a Bear Tracks myself.

Feb 21, 2020 - 12:54:04 PM

2172 posts since 10/12/2004

Maybe someone will reply, let us know.

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:13:18 PM

369 posts since 12/14/2008

I think the bear tracks is his newer ring. The older ones were just blaylock. Not sure if there is any major difference.

Mar 10, 2020 - 5:38:34 AM
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5132 posts since 11/18/2003

Bill Blaylock never had only ONE type of tone ring, he's experimented with different cuts and shapes - and alloys, as far as I know - and has offered different models to whoever took the time to email him and ask for advice. He's always been really gracious, helpful, and of course accurate and detailed in his replies. I sure miss our emails and chats, and of course I wish I'd had the money to buy everything he made before being forced to stop building.
The Bear Tracks is one of his best rings, IMO, but I've had great results - depending on the banjo I put them on - with the LOD series, the #89, the #808, the #805, the #104, and the #106. I'm currently buying a #105 and a #4303, which I haven't tried yet but which I heard great things about.
Some lucky (and quick) guy just took a #405 which was for sale here on the BHO, almost a steal at the price he paid: it's an awesome ring. At this time, you can find a gold plated / no-hole #105 in the BHO classifieds, and a long-skirt LOD.

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