Is Your Tailpiece the Weak Link?
When it comes to banjo tone, one of the most overlooked components is the tailpiece. Low string
pressure on the bridge can cause “tubbiness” and poor fit can cause annoying rattles, buzzing and
even string breakage. Does this sound like your tailpiece/banjo?
Tension Lock™ banjo tailpieces are different. Our distinctive tailpieces are designed and machined
with years of expert experience using the latest CAD software. Our ultra modern mill sculpts these
beauties from the highest quality solid brass making our tailpieces strong, precise and great tone conductors.
The kicker though, is flexibility.
Is your D string too loud? Simply turn the adjustment screw to change the finger height and soften it.
Want more bass? Turn another screw and get more bass. Only have a ball end string? No problem,
you can use it. Only have a loop end string handy? You can use it too.
The choice is yours. Keep playing with an obsolete tailpiece, or, install a Tension Lock™ and dial in
your optimal tone and get the freedom to use either string type. After all, the better your banjo works
and sounds, the better player you can become.
Don’t want to alter your vintage banjo? Don’t fear. There is most likely a Tension Lock™ tailpiece that
will fit your banjo using original mounting hardware so save the old and play the new!
We know you love your banjo. With a Tension Lock ™ tailpiece, you’ll love it even more!Add Comment
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