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Jan 19, 2021 - 8:34:54 AM

djenks

USA

227 posts since 1/22/2005

Does anybody make amber or amber-looking truss rod covers? I have Ron Barnes (RIP) amber tuning buttons on 2 banjos and I thought it would be nice to have an amber truss rod cover. I have seen some "sort of" replicas but not what I was looking for. Any ideas? Thanks!

Jan 19, 2021 - 8:40:05 AM
like this

beegee

USA

22179 posts since 7/6/2005

You can buy some "tortoise" heavy pickguard material and make one.

Jan 19, 2021 - 9:22:05 AM

1460 posts since 7/14/2004

Gold Mother of Pearl shell should give you the tone you are looking for. 

https://www.banjohangout.org/classified/77396
 

Jan 19, 2021 - 10:13:55 AM

djenks

USA

227 posts since 1/22/2005

Thanks folks!

Jan 19, 2021 - 11:55:42 AM

3605 posts since 5/29/2011

Bryan England at Custom Inlay might be able to make one that is close in appearance to your tuner buttons.

http://custominlay.com

Another option is to take a pearl truss rod cover and spray it with Vintage Amber lacquer. I have actually done that and it turned out well. It had a nice aged appearance to it but I was not trying to match the color of other parts at the time.

Jan 27, 2021 - 2:13:59 PM
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Helix

USA

13415 posts since 8/30/2006

Bob Smakula knows

Jan 28, 2021 - 6:49:43 AM

6411 posts since 9/5/2006

what about this ?

i.etsystatic.com/18346979/r/il..._6cu7.jpg

i found it under acrylic on ETSY

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 01/28/2021 06:56:34

Jan 28, 2021 - 7:25:10 AM

6411 posts since 9/5/2006

Jan 28, 2021 - 8:02:21 AM

djenks

USA

227 posts since 1/22/2005

Thanks Terry! That might just do it!!

Jan 28, 2021 - 8:10:08 AM

17 posts since 1/17/2006
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Jan 28, 2021 - 8:20:36 AM

djenks

USA

227 posts since 1/22/2005

Thanks Larry. I emailed Companion Banjos to see if they could make one. And, thanks Robert - I emailed Bob Smakula but he could not help me on this one.

Jan 28, 2021 - 12:31:18 PM
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Helix

USA

13415 posts since 8/30/2006

canalplastic.com/products/2422...917827406

I have to try some of these myself 1/8" others are .010 lots of wiggle room for a few bucks.

Jan 29, 2021 - 11:59:54 AM
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Helix

USA

13415 posts since 8/30/2006

If you have Amber buttons, then I thought acrylics would be better than stained glass andshell

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