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Tension Hoops:

All Ptacek Tension Hoops are made from solid brass. They are inspired by Tension Hoops used on many professional banjos in the pre-war period. A special pattented bond is used on all Ptacek Tension Hoopes which prevents them from breaking or detachment.

Tension Hoop with notches

There are two ways of the notches lay-out (depending on the flange make):
a) Tension Hoop G - used by eg. Gibson and Stelling
- inspired by pre-war banjos
b) Tension Hoop S - used by eg. Sullivan, Ome Banjo etc.
- modern notches lay-out

  • Prices:
  • Tension Hoop 11", 24 notches, nickel-plated - # Euro
  • Tension Hoop 11", 24 notches, unplated        - # Euro
  • Tension Hoop 11", 28 notches, nickel-plated - # Euro
  • Tension Hoop 11", 28 notches, unplated        - # Euro
  • Tension Hoop 12", 26 notches, nickel-plated - # Euro
  • Tension Hoop 12", 26 notches, unplated        - # Euro
Tension Hoop with notches

Tension Hoop Grooved

  • Prices:
  • Tension Hoop Grooved 11", nickel-plated - # Euro
  • Tension Hoop Grooved 11", unplated        - # Euro
  • Tension Hoop Grooved 12", nickel-plated - # Euro
  • Tension Hoop Grooved 12", unplated        - # Euro
Tension Hoop Grooved

Top Tension

  • offered with special armerst attached directly to the Top Tension
  • the armrest has a set of holes enabling to tension the head without taking the armrest off
  • Prices:
  • Top Tension, nickel-plated                                   - # Euro
  • Top Tension, unplated                                          - # Euro
  • Top Tension with special armrest, nickel-plated - # Euro
  • Top Tension with special armrest, unplated        - # Euro
Top Tension

Bracket band

  • 24 and 28 holes alternative
  • 11" diameter
  • Prices:
  • Bracket band 11", 28 holes, nickel-plated - # Euro
  • Bracket band 11", 28 holes, unplated        - # Euro
Bracket band

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