The success of this ring led to a dozen or more copycats, each in turn declaring their product to be a pre war replica ring, some charging as much as three times the Huber’s cost.
But the original Huber Vintage ring continues to prove its worth, on stage and in the studio. It has powered banjos for top pros like Sammy Shelor, Ron Block, Jim Mills, Greg Cahill, Jason Burleson, and more. You can hear the sound of Huber Banjos made with the Huber Vintage Flathead on the two popular Huber CDs, Team Flathead and Cuppa’Jo.
The Huber Vintage Flathead tone ring, as well as all Huber tone rings, CAN be manufactured to a number of different specifications. Generally, we machine to pre war specs that include an outside diameter of 11 inches, an inside skirt diameter of 10.842 inches and a skirt length of .402 inches (long skirt). A tone ring machined to these specs will NOT fit Gibson and many other modern brands of banjos. What will fit these banjos is what we call a “standard” spec tone ring which incorporates a inside skirt diameter of 10.855 inches and a skirt length of .375 inches (short skirt). But not to worry! If you have a professional grade banjo with an 11” inch diameter rim (3/4” thickness), we can make a ring to fit.
We strongly urge you to send us your rim when ordering a new Huber Vintage ring, so we can fit it perfectly to the rim. This will ensure the optimum tone and response from your new Huber tone ring.
Please contact us if you are uncertain whether our ring will fit your banjo, or to find out more about Huber tone rings.
Please allow up to two weeks for shipping.