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Jan 27, 2021 - 7:00:10 PM
1592 posts since 4/13/2017

I am working on making a rim that is just like the ones used in the prewar Gibson RB-00s (block except ply rim, but I am of the opinion that block is superior to ply, and that's not what this topic is about, so don't try to convince me otherwise).

I know that these rims were 5/8" thick instead of 3/4". However, the two dimensions I need are the height and width of the wooden bead is carved on top of the rim.

I have looked at some pictures, and it appears to be approximately 1/4" wide, and maybe just as tall, but I want to make sure I'm doing this like the old ones were.

Don't ask me why, but i feel the need to experiment with this.

Edited by - Lemon Banjos on 01/28/2021 06:16:28

Jan 27, 2021 - 9:09:04 PM
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HarleyQ

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3155 posts since 1/31/2005

why?

Jan 28, 2021 - 4:56 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Banjos

I am working on making a rim that is just like the ones used in the prewar Gibson RB-00s (block except rim, but I am of the opinion that block is superior to ply, and that's not what this topic is about, so don't try to convince me otherwise).

I know that these rims were 5/8" thick instead of 3/4". However, the two dimensions I need are the height and width of the wooden bead is carved on top of the rim.

I have looked at some pictures, and it appears to be approximately 1/4" wide, and maybe just as tall, but I want to make sure I'm doing this like the old ones were.

Don't ask me why, but i feel the need to experiment with this.


Hunter,

I will get that dimension for you when I get in my shop.

Don Bryant NC banjo luthier

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Jan 28, 2021 - 3:33:01 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Banjos

I am working on making a rim that is just like the ones used in the prewar Gibson RB-00s (block except ply rim, but I am of the opinion that block is superior to ply, and that's not what this topic is about, so don't try to convince me otherwise).

I know that these rims were 5/8" thick instead of 3/4". However, the two dimensions I need are the height and width of the wooden bead is carved on top of the rim.

I have looked at some pictures, and it appears to be approximately 1/4" wide, and maybe just as tall, but I want to make sure I'm doing this like the old ones were.

Don't ask me why, but i feel the need to experiment with this.


Hunter,

Dimensions on my style 00 rim in shop is

.250 wide and around .175 tall

Good luck 

Don Bryant NC banjo luthier

Jan 28, 2021 - 5:11:17 PM

1592 posts since 4/13/2017

quote:
Originally posted by bryantde
quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Banjos

I am working on making a rim that is just like the ones used in the prewar Gibson RB-00s (block except ply rim, but I am of the opinion that block is superior to ply, and that's not what this topic is about, so don't try to convince me otherwise).

I know that these rims were 5/8" thick instead of 3/4". However, the two dimensions I need are the height and width of the wooden bead is carved on top of the rim.

I have looked at some pictures, and it appears to be approximately 1/4" wide, and maybe just as tall, but I want to make sure I'm doing this like the old ones were.

Don't ask me why, but i feel the need to experiment with this.


Hunter,

Dimensions on my style 00 rim in shop is

.250 wide and around .175 tall

Good luck 

Don Bryant NC banjo luthier


Thank you so much Don!

Jan 28, 2021 - 5:19:05 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Banjos
quote:
Originally posted by bryantde
quote:
Originally posted by Lemon Banjos

I am working on making a rim that is just like the ones used in the prewar Gibson RB-00s (block except ply rim, but I am of the opinion that block is superior to ply, and that's not what this topic is about, so don't try to convince me otherwise).

I know that these rims were 5/8" thick instead of 3/4". However, the two dimensions I need are the height and width of the wooden bead is carved on top of the rim.

I have looked at some pictures, and it appears to be approximately 1/4" wide, and maybe just as tall, but I want to make sure I'm doing this like the old ones were.

Don't ask me why, but i feel the need to experiment with this.


Hunter,

Dimensions on my style 00 rim in shop is

.250 wide and around .175 tall

Good luck 

Don Bryant NC banjo luthier


Thank you so much Don!


Yes sir!

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