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Jul 31, 2021 - 12:02:42 PM
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A recent post mentioned "Raejusters" for adjusting resonator chamber volume. Can anyone tell me where they can be obtained? I've had no luck searching for them.
Thanks.

Jul 31, 2021 - 12:08:59 PM

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Originally posted by lcherney

A recent post mentioned "Raejusters" for adjusting resonator chamber volume. Can anyone tell me where they can be obtained? I've had no luck searching for them.
Thanks.


Jack Hatfield advertised them for a while. No longer available after the fire. I think he was the actual manufacturer.

Edited by - trapdoor2 on 07/31/2021 12:15:55

Jul 31, 2021 - 12:18:43 PM
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Jul 31, 2021 - 1:10:17 PM
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Raejusters no longer appear on Jack Hatfield's website, I assume he no longer makes them.

However, Hangout member William Adams from Waldorf, Maryland,has been selling a version of them called Banjo Tone-Justers for a while. Raejusters were assembled from off-the-shelf hardware and William seems to have figured out to replicate them or at least achieve the same effect.

Going to repeat a comment I posted in the other discussion. If your banjo has either L brackets or T brackets that sit on the resonator ledge, then the only adjustment you'll be able to make with either Raejusters or Tone-Justers is upward. That is, you can increase the air chamber and the clearance between the bottom of the rim and the inside back of the resonator by raising the pot relative to the resonator. You cannot reduce them by lowering the pot deeper into the resonator.

Maybe raising the pot is the only adjustment that makes sense. I don't know.

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