In other words, the frets and the fingerboard surface, are not flat, but curved so the middle of the fingerboard is “higher” than the outer edges. In particular, old school Fenders tend to have 6230 fret wires built in to support the rounded radius of the fretboard. HUBER VIDEOS For what it's worth, I have posted a lot of info about this: bryantde - Posted - 08/03/2012:  15:34:40. 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.' B300 at Ibanez. PARTS & ACCESSORIES. Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online banjo teacher. I installed the binding using Weld-On cement, making sure it’s square with the fretboard edge and snug up against the fret ends. The thickness of the workpiece corresponds to the width of the fingerboard at its widest place. POT ASSEMBLY BRIDGES I make the fingerboards 1/8" thick, but add another 1/8" of cross banding underneath, which totals 1/4". All Rights Reserved. HEAR A HUBER en- tire neck of the banjo, I have to learn the fretboard. Hendersonville, TN 37075 The initial width of the workpiece should be equal to the depth of the banjo rim. These pros find that they can move more comfortably on the fingerboard with a little more space between the strings. BANJO HEADS RIMS After the board’s glued back on, just a little scraping will make the binding blend smoothly with the wood of the neck. WHO’S PLAYING HUBERS? Ken LeVan - Posted - 08/03/2012:  14:59:54. If you are new to banjo, how do you decide? You may, however, start a new topic and refer to this topic with a link:, Goldstarman - Posted - 08/03/2012:  13:20:49. Appointment Only, HUBER STORY No products in the cart. 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. HUBER VIDEOS 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. 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., 'Boil the Cabbage Down bluegrass banjo lesson by Chris Quinn. 2.25″ thick is the very minimum acceptable. 3 hrs, 'Bart Reiter 11” Bacophone Plus, Whyte Laydie & Bacon tone ring & HSC' 3 hrs. DVD-quality lessons (including tabs/sheet music) available for immediate viewing on any device. Deering has found the 15 inch radius to appeal to most banjo players. Don't know how other people do them, but I make mine !/4" thick. I use A common hardwood, Kwila, which is quite a good tonewood. SHOP. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. ELDERLY INSTRUMENTS Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright 2020 Banjo Hangout. Remember that they used the small size fret wire like mandolin size wire. TEAM FLATHEAD CD Cart. 0. STRINGS nakigreengrass - Posted - 08/03/2012:  14:26:34. I normally thin my boards down from 3/16 thick to around.150 to.160 thickness. 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.