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Kevin B
02-27-2015, 04:17 AM
Maybe this will help someone. For a center mount single hole resonator I did the following.

My coordinator rod was only a 10-32 stainless threaded rod (just a banjo uke so light).

I drilled a 3/4L 1/4" -20 coupling nut for the 10-32 rod to pass through perpendicularly. Then after centering the coupler in the banjo on the rod I fastened it from the underside with a 1/4" -20 set screw. Then I simply attached the resonator with a 1/4" - 20 button head hex socket bolt. I bought a knurled 1/4" -20 bolt but this button head was less obtrusive on the back of the banjo. The plate type mahogany resonator has four felt pads at contact points with the rim.

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PhilUSAFRet
02-27-2015, 05:00 AM
thanks for sharing. I have a soprano open back that I keep "muffling" with my body and I've been wanting to do this. Now all I have to do is keep my eye out for a nice wood place at my local thrift shops.

Kevin B
02-27-2015, 05:31 AM
I got a piece of mahogany laminate about 1/8" and carefully shaped it. I think you could even chuck it up by the center hole and turn the edges on a hand drill or drill press. Somehow mine came out round to the eye just by hand.