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Aug 18, 2022 - 4:01:37 AM
98 posts since 11/10/2021

Can anybody tell me how this neck angle adjustment mechanism works?! Its a 1928/9 John Grey Tenor. Thanks!




Aug 18, 2022 - 4:15:31 AM
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7105 posts since 9/21/2007

It doesn’t. That only fastens the neck to the rim. There is no adjustment with most dowel stick banjos, and the few makes that do have adjustment gizmos are an object of optimism from the inventors.

Aug 18, 2022 - 4:18:19 AM
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14863 posts since 6/29/2005

Well said Joel,—object of optimism is probably an understatement.

Edited by - Ken LeVan on 08/18/2022 04:18:48

Aug 18, 2022 - 4:49:23 AM

98 posts since 11/10/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Joel Hooks

It doesn’t. That only fastens the neck to the rim. There is no adjustment with most dowel stick banjos, and the few makes that do have adjustment gizmos are an object of optimism from the inventors.


Oh i see, haha! Thank you :)

Aug 18, 2022 - 8:26:28 AM
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10017 posts since 8/28/2013

The question is a good one, and I hope others read this thread. There are banjo parts that too many people think are adjustment "thingamabobs "(similar to "gizmo," but with hints of gerryrigging) and any time someone finds out the true purpose of these "doodads" (similar to "gizmo," but with slight overtones of an artificial fanciness) the better. I've encountered damage to banjos due to people who rely more on what they think instead of what is actually true.

When it comes to neck adjustment "optimism," it--as in the case of some Paramounts--sometimes ends badly. Non-experts tend do overdo adjusting, and the results are cracked neck heels.

Truss rods are another dangerously misunderstood devices They are NOT for action height adjustments.

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