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Dec 1, 2021 - 2:47:27 AM
9 posts since 3/22/2018

Morning folks ..... thought on how a laminate rim which has been cut down to accommodate a flat top tone ring can effect performance. Any folks with experience of banjos with a cut down rim?

Dec 1, 2021 - 7:21:10 PM

11933 posts since 10/27/2006

Performance in the marketplace is easy -- resale price gets lowered. 

Other than that, 50 answers should get you 50 opinions. I do not believe that there is any direct correlation.  

Edited by - mikehalloran on 12/01/2021 19:21:52

Dec 2, 2021 - 4:53:16 AM

4732 posts since 11/20/2004

Many 3 ply laminated rims are cut for rings and are excellent, especially old Gibsons. The heavier plywood type, are not as sought after. More wood, less glue, seems to be preferred.

Dec 8, 2021 - 3:34:47 AM
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15036 posts since 8/30/2006

Cases limit the rim depth.

A cut down rim has lost 1" of good wood and gained about 3 lbs. of metal, the sound of the quality of the metal parts will show.

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