Pearl dots made me think of pearl buttons.
Pearl buttons made me think of pearl buttons.
The tentative name for the beast is "Satellite". The instrument I am leaning toward emulating with this one on has two banjo tuners on it, to get a quick and easy transition to D and G. At least when Clarence played it. Now that Marty has it, he has them on the E strings and just goes to drop-D.
Pearl dots? $7 for 10, plus shipping.
Pearl buttoned tuners? $25 for a set.
Pearl buttoned banjo tuners? $80 for a set of 2.
Plus of course $200 or so for the Hipshot B-Bender that I'll need to catch the flavor.
I won't hit this all at once, but by Crom, I shall have it.