Stelling- Tone Ring

Audio Visual Collections > Banjo Construction Photograph Archive
Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
Musical instruments
Bennett, Bud, 1963-
digital image
Coverage - Temporal
Stelling- ToneRing3.JPG
Radford University. McConnell Library. Archives & Special Collections.
Stelling banjos have what is known as the Wedge-Fitted Pot Assembly. What that means is the upper section of the wooden rim and lower section of the metal tone ring fit together as if two wedges were stacked on top of each other so that they made a square. In other words, if you drew a square and then drew a diagonal line through that square, the bottom part would represent the rim and the top part would represent the tone ring. This photograph shows that the metal tone ring is bevelled, the part on the left of this photograph would touch the head and the part on the right would sit on the wooden rim. Stelling Banjo Works, Ltd is located in Heards, Virginia and is owned and operated by Geoff Stelling.
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