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WTB: Massive Cerveny Thumb ring

Postby yetituba1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:44 pm

AS the title of the post says, I'm looking for one of those old style Cerveny thumb rings! (see attachment--thanks to the Brass and Pipes blog! https://brassandpipes.wordpress.com)

If you have one of these laying around, I'd be more than happy top take it off your hands ! Not interested in the Rudy Meinl variation on this, but the actual Cerveny one.

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Re: WTB: Massive Cerveny Thumb ring

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:47 pm

I've tried to find one of those for years. It's been suggested to me that they are not hard to make. Maybe I'll try that at some point
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Re: WTB: Massive Cerveny Thumb ring

Postby The Big Ben » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:24 pm

58mark wrote:I've tried to find one of those for years. It's been suggested to me that they are not hard to make. Maybe I'll try that at some point


Dan Oberloh makes a thumb ring to install by request. He takes brass tubing, anneals it and wraps it around an appropriate diameter mandrel and it looks like a car wheel spring. He then slices the coils, bends them into rings and solders the ends together. Methods of mounting the ring to the instrument vary as per individual installations.

I had him put one on my Olds and the larger diameter is more comfortable. I have a short little finger so I can move my hand and get more of my finger on the button for better leverage.
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Re: WTB: Massive Cerveny Thumb ring

Postby bort » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:09 pm

The original thumb ring on my Willson was pretty large, in the sense that it is a thick round piece of metal, instead of being flat, like an actual ring.

Outer diameter is 2", inner diameter is about 1 3/16". Not massive, but better than "normal"...?
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