Tom from upstate New York, writes:
only someone like yourself with loads of experience and knowledge can answer this question for an upstate New Yorker like myself who seldom gets to see many banjos. Everyone who is selling something has a claim. I simply want to know if there is one tone ring better than the rest? Of course I realize many factors go into the sound of a banjo.
With everything being the same, would one ring stand out as producing that sought after ideal prewar sound? I was told today that Frank Neats banjos with Baylock rings were best.