DVD-quality lessons (including tabs/sheet music) available for immediate viewing on any device. Ken LeVan - Posted - 08/03/2012:  14:59:54. en- tire neck of the banjo, I have to learn the fretboard. All Rights Reserved. Deering has found the 15 inch radius to appeal to most banjo players. I have to know where to find notes, scales, and chords; and I have to know exactly what notes, scales and chords I am currently playing. Appointment Only, HUBER STORY 118 Midtown Ct # M Hendersonville, TN 37075  Banjo Building, Setup, and Repair You may, however, start a new topic and refer to this topic with a link: http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/242148, Goldstarman - Posted - 08/03/2012:  13:20:49. WHO’S PLAYING HUBERS? I use A common hardwood, Kwila, which is quite a good tonewood. RIMS Hundreds of quality new and used banjos available. For what it's worth, I have posted a lot of info about this: bryantde - Posted - 08/03/2012:  15:34:40. BANJO REVIEWS, KILLER TONE DVD I also made the binding’s thickness just a few thousandths oversize. Today's banjos use medium fret wire and the tang is longer than the fine fret wire and that requires a little thicker board. HEAR A HUBER I installed the binding using Weld-On cement, making sure it’s square with the fretboard edge and snug up against the fret ends. In particular, old school Fenders tend to have 6230 fret wires built in to support the rounded radius of the fretboard. Huber Banjo Reviews; Services; Contact Us; FREE SHIPPING TO CONTINENTAL U.S. ON ORDERS OVER $200 ; Login ; Cart / $ 0.00 0. No products in the cart. I know modern boards are about 3/16 and ive read that most prewar were around an 1/8......why are they thicker today, is anyone using a 1/8 inch board? reason's,...makes a very stiff neck, no need to bind, you can completely finish the fret board on you work bench before glueing in on, if you want a very low profile neck you can machine half of the  truss rod groove into the underside of the fret board, it holds the nut very well, It makes it easier to mount a 5th string capo, I have found the thickness does not alter the tone. ', 'Looking for white keystone tuner knobs. HUBER MEDIA Click to browse current inventory! The thickness of the workpiece corresponds to the width of the fingerboard at its widest place. Bridges; Strings; Straps; Heads; Rims; Tone Rings; Pot Assembly; Parts & Accessories; BANJOS. 'Luscomb Banjo Serial Numbers: ' 24 min, 'Boil the Cabbage Down bluegrass banjo lesson by Chris Quinn.' nakigreengrass - Posted - 08/03/2012:  14:26:34. 45 min, 'Bach (Petzold) Minuet in G: banjo duet' 50 min, 'RB800 Resonator, rim, & neck for sale' 1 hr, 'Explain the ball bearing system to me' 2 hrs, 'Looking for white keystone tuner knobs.' Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright 2020 Banjo Hangout. If you are new to banjo, how do you decide? BUILD A HUBER These days, modern guitars tend to have thicker varieties in place, so 6230s are a bit of a rare find.  ARCHIVED TOPIC: Fingerboard Thickness, Please note this is an archived topic, so it is locked and unable to be replied to. Weekly newsletter includes free lessons, favorite member content, banjo news and more. STRINGS I normally thin my boards down from 3/16 thick to around.150 to.160 thickness. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. BRIDGES I have tried a variety of approaches to memorizing the fretboard, but most of the approaches I have used do not translate directly into MUSICAL thinking. PARTS & ACCESSORIES. HUBER HOW TO then you shape this fretboard to give it the conical shape (narrow at the nut end and wide at the pup end) When yo do this the the chord ( thestraight line distance distance of one edge of the radius to the oposite edge of the radius) is shorter at the nut than anywhere else on the fretboard. Everyone is different and as in everything you develop a preference through experimentation but I’ll do my best to explain some differences and my preferences. 6105 (.090″ Wide x.055″Tall) BANJO HEADS Remember that they used the small size fret wire like mandolin size wire. Click to browse current inventory! Now you have a retangular fretboard that has a 12" radius. 2.25″ thick is the very minimum acceptable. This is stronger and more stable than a solid 1/4" piece of ebony or rosewood, neither of which is a stiff as you wish it was or think it is. Cart. Ibanez offers electric guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, effect and pedals, amps, plus guitar accessories like tuners, straps and picks. SHOP. Don't know how other people do them, but I make mine !/4" thick. Both our Sammy Shelor and Ron Block models are made with a slightly wider neck. Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online banjo teacher. You are correct on Gibson's prewar necks being around 1/8" thick. HUBER VIDEOS POT ASSEMBLY I taper my fingerboard and peghead overlay as if they were a single piece from ~1/4" at the pot to ~3/16 at the tip of the peghead. Thicker board tone ring & HSC ' 3 hrs: join the players Union playing to next! It 's worth, i have tried lot ’ s thickness just a few thousandths oversize for what it worth. 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