Anyone know whether a 70s Alvarez ("Silver Belle"?) will accept a modern long-skirt flathead tone ring as a "drop fit," without needing any work in the rim?
I'm thinking the one I had here in my shop was a fake Tubaphone with a bracket band,
Does this have anything to do with a Sloan tone ring?
I was wondering why an inferior import would mount a superior ring like that?
Edited by - Helix on 10/17/2021 00:18:20
I believe the Silver Bell has a Mastertone-flathead style tonering. The Silver Princess has the Tubaphone ring. A different flathead tonering could work for the Silver Bell, but don't you think you need a short-skirt ring?
I was wrong, very well done Emiel. I had the Silver Princess, the inlays and dots were all off just a little, they used left hand thread on the tailpiece ball bracket, it threaded directly into the bottom rod, patent dodging.
And yes, I think he could use another type of ring.
That's why he's selling the Sloan.