TP Schaeffer Rims
Welcome to the web site of Tony Pass, maker of the renowned Lost Timbre® block wood banjo rims. Tony's rims are constructed one at a time, using Timeless Timber sunken old growth wood from the Great Lakes and employing his skills as a master machinist to ensure that each rim is made to exact specifications.
Tony Pass rims are now standard on all new Stelling banjos. Tony can also make a Lost Timbre block rim to fit any resonator or openback banjo, and will stain it to match the banjo's original rim if needed. The turn around time is less than a week, and each rim is perfectly custom fit to the tone ring and flange.
A Lost Timbre block rim will dramatically improve the sound of any modern banjo, giving it more volume, a fuller tone, and greater clarity. But don't take our word for it; just ask anyone who has one!
Every Tony Pass rim is fully warranted to the original purchaser, without time limit, against defective materials or imperfect workmanship. Any alteration to the rim will void this warranty.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you to optimize the potential of your banjo.
to read Tony's "Why Block?" article in the March 2008
Banjo Newsletter, click HERE to
read about Tony's ThinSkirt rims,
or click HERE to read about
Tony's rim and the Turtle Hill Bluegrass Woody banjo.