Banjo resonator flange

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Banjo resonator flange

Postby Pete Czaja » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:26 pm

I have a Musketeer Tenor banjo in need of a resonator flange.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Banjo resonator flange

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 am

From pictures on the net it looks like it had a pot metal flange that develops deteriorates and develops cracks and falls apart. I have a tenor with a flange that has done the same thing. I am thinking about making a new flange out of a piece of corian plastic as I don't have the metal working capabilities to make a metal replacement. Another possibility would be to drill the banjo pot to take the brackets and hooks, but this would be less "reverse-able"
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Re: Banjo resonator flange

Postby Bob Gramann » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Check with Bob Smakula. http://www.smakula.com/ He knows a lot of obscure stuff.
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Re: Banjo resonator flange

Postby Pete Czaja » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:09 am

Thanks Clay and Bob for your input I did get in touch with Bob Smakula, and He was able to identify My Banjo. He said it was made by Kay in the 30's. It is a Musketeer. So, now I know what I'm looking for. Need a resonator flange for a 1930 Kay Tenor Banjo.
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Re: Banjo resonator flange

Postby Glenn Cummings » Sat May 19, 2018 10:16 am

This seller may have or know where you can get one, or a remake.
(Heck this might even be the style you need).
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Good luck keeping the old stuff alive.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bacon-and-Day- ... 1135858785
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