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Aug 5, 2020 - 5:55:30 PM
768 posts since 2/19/2012

I just posted some details on adding a tone hoop to my Goodtime tenor here, the banjo that got me started on my Irish adventures. I've modified this banjo extensively, and I think it's a pretty good banjo now for traditional Irish music.

Mods besides the tone hoop:

Pulled the frets, planed the neck flat, grooved neck for truss rod, installed heel accessible truss rod, and installed persimmon fretboard.
Gotoh tuners
Ren head (sold through Deering)
Bart Veerman Kelt bridge

Sorry I can't post and before and after sound files.  I couldn't have posted anything decent when I started this adventure, not that I'd do all that much to impress anyone now either!   Anyway, happy to answer any questions if anyone wants to do a little work on their Goodtime.  I also have Vega openback and a Fender with resonator, but I still really enjoy the short scale Deering, and it's probably the one I'd take to a session now.  Oh, to go to a session.....

Aug 5, 2020 - 6:53:15 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)


23895 posts since 6/25/2005

Dupllicate. Locked. Go here:

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 08/05/2020 18:54:55

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