Instruments & Gear: Instrument Demos

Archtop and Flathead Banjo Tone Rings

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Bill Evans shows and explains the differences between two common tone ring designs.

by Teja Gerken
August 25, 2016
 

One of the major elements that determine how a banjo will sound is found in the kind of tone ring it uses. In this video, Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans shows the differences between archtop and flathead tone rings, discussing how they affect the sound and how the tone ring fits together with the banjo’s rim, head, neck, stretcher band, and brackets.

To study banjo with Bill Evans, enroll in his Beginning Banjo or Bluegrass Banjo courses now!

 


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