Well, just to update: I have my bass rig (which is way too heavy now that I'm older, and not playing bass live anymore!) in the local store to sell. As soon as it does, I'll be ordering a Gretsch Broadkaster Supreme! It has all the specs I've seen make up a good banjo, namely a brass tone ring and one piece flange. It looks great, sounds good from the very few vids I've seen, and I've not been disappointed in a Gretsch yet, so I'll keep with em! Hopefully my old rig will sell sooner rather than later!