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Pukulele Pete
06-27-2016, 05:07 AM
I'm looking for a vintage 8 inch tension hoop for an old banjouke
I am trying to restore. I've been searching on Ebay and the web
and have had no luck. If someone has one they dont need or if
someone has a source for one ,.............? THANKS

Captain Simian
06-27-2016, 05:23 AM
I might. I'll be slowly going through my parts drawer this week. If I find one I'll certainly let you know.

TheCraftedCow
06-27-2016, 10:32 PM
Can you give us a picture of what you have so we xan compare it to what we have. I have four different old banjukes I bought from a local fellow.

Pukulele Pete
06-28-2016, 02:21 AM
I don't have a picture but it is a flat metal hoop or ring , 8 inches in diameter. It is the part that the hooks hook on , the part that holds the skin head down.
I'll try a pic but its an old camera that hasnt been working well lately.

Pukulele Pete
06-28-2016, 02:29 AM
92216

the part I'm looking for is the flat metal band ( ring ) on the top that the hooks
hook to . It has an 8 inch diameter.

DPO
06-28-2016, 10:19 AM
92216

the part I'm looking for is the flat metal band ( ring ) on the top that the hooks
hook to . It has an 8 inch diameter.
Hi, These are available from Rickard banjos in Canada @ $65.00.

Pukulele Pete
06-28-2016, 10:26 AM
Yes , I found Rickard , the hoops are out of stock and I only payed $ 43 for the uke. I'm really hoping someone will have a vintage one they are willing to part with.

Pukulele Pete
06-29-2016, 01:30 AM
Thanks for info , I'm still looking. I'm thinking about making one if I can find the material I'll need, but only as a last resort.

Pukulele Pete
07-01-2016, 12:16 AM
One more try ...............

NOTLguy
07-01-2016, 02:28 AM
You could try this site. He doesn't show an 8" tension hoop but may have something tucked away in his parts.

http://www.musicmansteve.com/banjoparts/banjoparts.htm

Bill

Pukulele Pete
07-01-2016, 04:33 AM
Thanks NOTLguy, great source for parts , but he doesnt have an 8 inch hoop. Back to the hunt.

TheCraftedCow
07-03-2016, 05:54 PM
I went through all of the ones I bought from Kerry Char, but they are all only 6 inches in diametre. My broken mandolin banjo has a 10" pot. Do you want me to call one of my suppliers to see if just the rim is available for one of our 8 inch pots? We do have 8" banjo ukuleles currently in production.

Pukulele Pete
07-04-2016, 02:04 AM
I went through all of the ones I bought from Kerry Char, but they are all only 6 inches in diametre. My broken mandolin banjo has a 10" pot. Do you want me to call one of my suppliers to see if just the rim is available for one of our 8 inch pots? We do have 8" banjo ukuleles currently in production.

If it is not alot of trouble for you , Yes .The only one I've been able to find is one that may not even work for 40 bucks plus postage. I really dont want to put too much money into this $43 banjo uke. I've been thinking about trying to make a hoop , If you can help me find one I would be thrilled. Thanks.92340

Colonel Uke
07-05-2016, 06:49 AM
I'm looking for a vintage 8 inch tension hoop for an old banjouke
I am trying to restore. I've been searching on Ebay and the web
and have had no luck. If someone has one they dont need or if
someone has a source for one ,.............? THANKS

Mainland Ukes and Ukulele World both used to sell this size banjo uke parts. They might be worth checking out.