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Fults 1934 Parallel Tailpiece Hy Karumba MAMA!

Posted by randyblair on Friday, January 25, 2008

Well I sold my beloved Lotus Banjer and bought a fults tailpiece for the old 100...I thought it sounded good before but holy freeholies she sounds great now!  This tailpiece evened out all of the notes.  As I move it up it adds more overtones and as I move it down towards the head it tightens the sound and reduces some of the I just got it to the place where the notes are nice and loud and clear and don't wash each other out.  What a great tailpiece!!!  I don't think I can do another thing to make this banjo sound any better except try some different strings...but I think I will just play it tons and enjoy the great sound for a looonnnnnggg time!  It sure is great taking these banjo back to that John Hardy tune!    

4 comments on “Fults 1934 Parallel Tailpiece Hy Karumba MAMA!”

Bongshang Says:
Saturday, January 26, 2008 @9:12:01 AM

Cool. I went through the same revelation a few months ago. Needless to say, every banjo I have is now fults equipped, Happy Pickin' JJ

DeanT Says:
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 @3:22:36 PM

Right on!!! I've had my eye on them Fult' of these days (I had one on my Sierra and loved it). You know that since the Lotus is gotta rewrite your Bio!!! Hey, I love the black head on your 100!

DeanT Says:
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 @3:24:44 PM

Or is that a clear head...just looks black in the pictures?

randyblair Says:
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 @5:38:05 PM

Yep it's a clear head...a black one would look pretty sharp...will keep it in mind for the next head change.  By the way, the fults made my banjo louder too which is a good thing cosidering the rolled brass tone ring I have.  Now it is as loud as most banjos out there.  I couldn't be happier with the has that bottom end thwack and twang that I hear on Earl's recordings...this banjo will definitely keep me pickin and grinnin for a long time (God willing of course)!

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