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Thread: WB banjo uke 8 inch tension hoop

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    Default WB banjo uke 8 inch tension hoop

    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
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    I might. I'll be slowly going through my parts drawer this week. If I find one I'll certainly let you know.

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    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.

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    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.
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
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    9877-14_gibson_banjo_tb-1_new_hoop_c.jpg

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukulele Pete View Post
    9877-14_gibson_banjo_tb-1_new_hoop_c.jpg

    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.
    Kind Regards
    Dennis

    dponeil@xtra.co.nz
    Southern Cross Banjo Ukes & Ukuleles
    Proudly Hand Crafted in
    New Zealand.

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    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.
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
    " I'm no luthier but ,........"

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    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.
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
    " I'm no luthier but ,........"

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    One more try ...............
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
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    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

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