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Nov 26, 2021 - 11:35:35 AM
7 posts since 3/8/2016

Hello folks
I have a flat head 20 hole chrome plated tone ring with the initials “CBB” engraved on the inside of the skirt. Pretty heavy ring. Any ideas on the maker? I was setting up the banjo, Recording King RK 80 and forgot to take pictures before I installed it. Thanks

Edited by - raceroni06 on 11/26/2021 13:02:04

Nov 26, 2021 - 4:08:26 PM

2052 posts since 10/9/2004

quote:
Originally posted by raceroni06

Hello folks
I have a flat head 20 hole chrome plated tone ring with the initials “CBB” engraved on the inside of the skirt. Pretty heavy ring. Any ideas on the maker? I was setting up the banjo, Recording King RK 80 and forgot to take pictures before I installed it. Thanks


RU sure it wasn't "GBB"?  There were some Gibson tone rings with GBB inscribed I think that stood for Gibson Bell Brass.  A Google search came up with one reference example; I'm sure somebody else knows much more than I.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/gibson-gbb-banjo-tone-ring-1886851407

Cheers,

Quagmire

Nov 26, 2021 - 4:16:21 PM

7 posts since 3/8/2016

After taking the banjo apart I looked at the initials again. You are correct, it is GBB. It is a really heavy ring. Thanks

Nov 26, 2021 - 4:17:43 PM

12578 posts since 6/2/2008

Why search Google when "GBB" has probably been discussed here on the Hangout.

Look. It has been.

Nov 26, 2021 - 4:29:33 PM
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2052 posts since 10/9/2004

quote:
Originally posted by Old Hickory

Why search Google when "GBB" has probably been discussed here on the Hangout.

Look. It has been.


Thanks, Ken; I'm aware of that as one of those posts was mine from 2016.  The link I included above also has a picture, though.

Cheers,

Quagmire

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