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Feb 24, 2024 - 12:34:39 PM
12 posts since 2/20/2022

Hi, I am about to put a new skin on this banjo and noticed these markings on the spunover rim. Has anyone seen this before ? Just curious .

Thanks !
Josh


 

Feb 25, 2024 - 1:35:46 AM

1941 posts since 4/25/2007

Maybe a factory assembly mark is it a 5, 6 or 7 string ? Looks like an early example. I'd be interested to see more photos of your banjo.

Feb 25, 2024 - 5:05:35 AM

12 posts since 2/20/2022

Hi Stephen, here are some more detailed pics. I also found notches on the tension hoop. They don’t exactly line up though. It’s still apart because I am having a very hard time getting the skin on this banjo. Very tight squeeze. There are matching marks on the dowel and rim . Looks like #11












Feb 25, 2024 - 5:07:55 AM

12 posts since 2/20/2022

I put these Vega friction tuners on it but I have 3 of the maybe the original ivoroid pegs also

Feb 25, 2024 - 7:25:40 AM

1941 posts since 4/25/2007

quote:
Originally posted by joshgold22

I put these Vega friction tuners on it but I have 3 of the maybe the original ivoroid pegs also


Nice banjo. I would say 1890's. Very similar to the ones Temlett made for Frederick Langham and also John Alvey Turner. I've seen two sold here in the UK in the last couple of months which had the same hardware. The tuners will work fine. You likely need a thin vellum head. I do think the numbers and notches are likely for assembly in the factory. 

Feb 25, 2024 - 1:52:33 PM

12 posts since 2/20/2022

Thanks Stephen ! Just realized I purchased a JE Dallas banjo from you . Love that banjo! I used a thin skin on it when I first got it . It was still a bear to get the tension hoop over it but I finally did it . The issue was the tension hoop almost bottomed on the neck when brought up to tension. The rim sat below the head and the tailpiece was resting on the head not the rim. I may have to put a fiberskyn or renaissance head on it . I tried for a good 2 hours soaking and resoaking it .

Feb 26, 2024 - 7:40:18 AM

1941 posts since 4/25/2007

quote:
Originally posted by joshgold22

Thanks Stephen ! Just realized I purchased a JE Dallas banjo from you . Love that banjo! I used a thin skin on it when I first got it . It was still a bear to get the tension hoop over it but I finally did it . The issue was the tension hoop almost bottomed on the neck when brought up to tension. The rim sat below the head and the tailpiece was resting on the head not the rim. I may have to put a fiberskyn or renaissance head on it . I tried for a good 2 hours soaking and resoaking it .


That's great, fine banjos Dallas. Regarding the head the trick is to get the skin pretty tight with the tension hoop just on the pot. I use extra long hooks to do it. You should then be able to bring it up to tension so the hoop sits above the head. If you get what I mean. 

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