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Jul 14, 2020 - 11:01:18 AM
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Tybalt

USA

152 posts since 2/25/2008

I bought a new out of stock Recording King RKS-06 Starlight Sunbeam Yellow Resonator Banjo off ebay. It arrived with the nut cracked in half. The seller didn’t have one and further discounted the purchase.

I would like to purchase a bone nut that is already cut, but I do have the skinny files to cut it myownself.

Jul 14, 2020 - 11:23:27 AM
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3193 posts since 5/29/2011

Go back to eBay and type in bone banjo nut. Most bone nuts will be for guitar but you will have to shape any nut you get for your banjo. htstringworks and hildrethja(Bitterroot Guitars) both have bone banjo nuts. I have dealt with both vendors for several years with good results.

Jul 14, 2020 - 11:42:41 AM
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Tybalt

USA

152 posts since 2/25/2008

Thank ya

Y’all keep those cards and letters coming

Jul 14, 2020 - 12:13:37 PM

beegee

USA

21760 posts since 7/6/2005

Super-glue it together.

Jul 14, 2020 - 1:05:44 PM
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Tybalt

USA

152 posts since 2/25/2008

Yeah, I’m getting some stuff from Walmart delivered tonight super glue bees on the list.

I found a bone nut on Ebay as my other friend before you mentioned.

Dimensions are super close.

Thank you for your interest.

Jul 15, 2020 - 7:22:16 PM

gtani7

USA

967 posts since 3/22/2017

You could get bone blanks off ebay or reverb cheap, make sure the're the right width, and make some nut files out of feeler gauges. This mandolin guy has othe tips on DIY setup tools mandolincafe.com/forum/threads...b-Meldrum. Also make sure you don't inhale the dust,

That's how I started, RK Starlight in sky blue with cracked neck. For $150 or so it sounded/played great. A friend has it, his daughter who's in the top college program in the country on her classical instrument plays it for fun, she should be amazing.

Jul 15, 2020 - 9:57:24 PM
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Tybalt

USA

152 posts since 2/25/2008

Yeah, I think I got it fixed. I twisted the neck just enough to put toothpicks in either end of the crack then I put super glue in the crack forcing it in with another tooth pick. Removed the toothpicks and twisted it back and held it a few minutes.

The crack wasn’t all that bad to begin with, but now it’s like nothing happened. Placed and intonated my bridge set.

I’m golden.

I like this Starlight Resonator cause it’s so light. I am just going to play it to entertain myself and my wife anyway.

I had a turquoise Openback that really was a banjo of a girl. I never should have sold it.

The necks and action on these are graceful and the ease of playing is amazing.

Jul 15, 2020 - 10:05:23 PM
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Tybalt

USA

152 posts since 2/25/2008

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Originally posted by Tybalt

Yeah, I think I got it fixed. I twisted the neck just enough to put toothpicks in either end of the crack then I put super glue in the crack forcing it in with another tooth pick. Removed the toothpicks and twisted it back and held it a few minutes.

The crack wasn’t all that bad to begin with, but now it’s like nothing happened. Placed and intonated my bridge set.

I’m golden.

I like this Starlight Bluegrass Jo cause it’s so light. I am just going to play it to entertain myself and my wife anyway.

I had a turquoise Openback that really was a banjo of a girl. I never should have sold it.

The necks and action on these are graceful and the ease of playing is amazing.

i ordered a precut nut off Amazon that is extremely close tolerance to the plastic nut suppose to get here tomorrow.

Ha! I accidentally ordered 10 of bone nuts from China that are real close to stock.  I'm gonna sell em for a like $3 and sell em on banjo hang out.  They were $13 delivered for 10.


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