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Jun 23, 2021 - 9:03:52 AM
265 posts since 12/9/2009

What was the weight or weight range of the old Japanese Gold Star flathead tone rings? How did that compare to Ibanez?


Jun 24, 2021 - 5:56:52 AM

151 posts since 9/4/2005

I can't speak to the exact weight of the two rings. But having owned both, I can tell you that the Ibanez Artist tone ring is significantly lighter than the Gold Star flathead ring; the latter being closer to the normal 3 pounds.

Jun 24, 2021 - 9:17:10 AM
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Jun 24, 2021 - 9:51:30 PM
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15019 posts since 2/7/2003

Goldstar flat head tone rings of the Japanese versions were EXACT copys from Richards iconic prewar 75 he bought from JD. Both in dimension and weight and alloy

This verified with Richard and the man who made the tonerings


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