Posted by Mike Rowe on Friday, August 21, 2009
After being spoiled by my new banjo with a full-length 5th string, I wanted my old banjo to play like it had a tunneled 5th string.
Please see the photos section of my homepage under "Tailpiece and Tailpiece Tuner" for a look at my tailpiece mounted on my banjos.
Thanks for looking,
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @10:06:18 AM
Brilliant idea. I play a Nechville Phantom, and fully appreciate how good the neck feels without a 5th peg.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 @5:27:40 AM
you are just flat out awesome... I have an attraction to tailpiece design and allot of ideas, and I love the structure, function and look of your piece. I remember being a kid and getting my first Mauser conversion and it was stamped Elkhart, In. Then my 2nd, 3rd.. hehe.. some innovative folks round your parts or have been over the years. Bravo man, this is pretty damn sharp.
Ron Landis Says:
Saturday, November 26, 2016 @6:54:52 PM
That's an incredible tailpiece. Did you machine all the parts? It also serves as the fifth string tuner?
Mike Rowe Says:
Saturday, November 26, 2016 @6:59:56 PM
Yes, there's a module that screws on to the side of the tailpiece for the tuner and a string anchor goes in the neck where the 5th string tuner is removed. Bill Rickard at Rickard Banjos is making and selling these now.
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