"I've always loved my Stelling, but this [old wood rim] puts it over the
Tony Trischka, Fair Lawn, NJ
"The new old wood rim gives my Murphy Flower (custom Stelling) a richer,
deeper tone while still keeping that sharp, bright Stelling edge that
I love. It's also still one of the loudest banjos on the planet!"
Murphy Henry, Winchester, VA
"I expect my banjo will still improve over time, but I must say the old
wood rim makes a significant difference in the tone of the banjo. It
has more power... a clearer sound, and it is balanced between bass and
treble... It has guts and tone. What more can you ask? I'm happy...
I can highly recommend the Tony Pass rim."
Bob Kelly, Ft. Worth, TX
"I could not believe that my Stelling could be made to sound better than
it already was. The Old Wood rim has greatly enhanced the
tone and clarity of this banjo. I just can't put it down. Many thanks
Larry Wisse, Marysville, OH
"Thanks for the quick response in getting my banjo back to me so fast.
I played it a few hours this weekend, and my initial reaction is that the
Old Wood sound is an order of magnitude better than the previous 20 year
old rim. I really notice the clarity when playing up the neck; the tone
in the higher registers is much more clear. I'm really juiced about the
instrument, and look forward to figuring out how to play it to get the
Joe Page, Round Hill, VA
"I got my banjo yesterday. Thanks for your speedy service. The volume
is greater than before, but still not too loud for me. The sustain is
much better than on any other banjo I have heard. The tone is clearer
and more crisp at every fret. Pulloffs are sharper and clearer. Slide
tones are clear and audible at all points. My 3rd and 4th strings have
come alive and have a more pleasing tone than I thought possible. In
short, I love my Staghorn more than ever and am glad I got in before the
rush that you are bound to see..."
Joe Fielding, Dallas, OR
"I received the rim yesterday and put it into my old [Jan. 1978] Golden
Cross. Unexpectedly, it has a much mellower and warmer sound than the
old rim, and expectedly, a lot of volume and sustain. With the former
rim, I had to adjust the head tension, tailpiece… to get a balanced sound
(depth, punch, etc.), but with this rim, the banjo seems to make an open
sound, no matter what the adjustment is. Fitting to the older tone ring
and flange is perfect!"
Masahiro Soutsu, Tokyo, Japan