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Tailpieces  Fults 1934 Tailpiece Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by phillavery (see all reviews from this person) on 5/24/2015

Where Purchased: On line from FULTS

Overall Comments

I recently purchased this Tailpiece for my Washburn B-14 Banjo, a well made instrument with the whole exception of the original Tail piece which was very poorly made with Burrs on the underside of the Tongue which had not been cleaned up before plating, It exhibited unpleasant overtones on the first string.

Upon fitting the new FULTS 1934 Tailpiece with an F20 mount, superbly manufactured and extremely rigid, the overtones disappeared  when I adjusted the head of the Tailpiece close to the Banjo Head. - this is the nearest thing to tying the strings off to a Railway line, its so strong - there is absolutely no movement when it is pressed down with your thumb, unlike many lesser makes of Tailpiece and this is reflected by the superior tone ... I'm very happy with it and have now ordered a Pro-5 for my Recording King RK-36 .... Although they may considered expensive when compared to other makes, the results are outstanding ...I'm definitely a big fan of FULTS .... Phill Avery

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by buckholler (see all reviews from this person) on 11/3/2014

Where Purchased: Used from a BHO member

Overall Comments

I'm very impressed with this tailpiece.  I have the 1934 with the F20 mount.  Mine was purchased originally  in April 2006.  It was hardly used and in excellent shape ( I was told it was used for 2 months).  I put it on my Rigel "Buck Hollow" banjo.  The banjo was nice but missed that crack of a maple banjo.  I had fiddled with most everything to get the sound I wanted but missed some snap and volume.  

Once I put the 1934 tailpiece on it got a whole lot louder, and had more sustain.  Its been settling for a week and is sounding better.  The sustain had lessened, but the volume has stayed.  And it definitely has more crack to it.  Like others said its not cheap, I was looking at $109 for this tailpiece and with a 4 year old and a new born that wasn't going to happen anytime soon.  I was able to get it used for $50 shipped.  

I really like it and will keep it on that banjo.  I may save up and get another one for my RK36. 

Mr. Fults has made a rock solid tailpiece with impeccable engineering and craftsmanship. 

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by Dave 13 (see all reviews from this person) on 3/22/2013

Where Purchased: http://www.banjotailpiece.com/

Overall Comments

I am still a beginner, but I really did not care for the factory tailpiece on my
RK-36. It buzzed,It moved easily, and was constantantly needing retuning. I did lots of reading and decided to spend the $$ and get something
good. The Fults series are the Real Deal. I installed the pc easily with a new set of light strings, The results are amazing. Can you say LOUD?
The tone is awesome, the Sustain is forever. And it is rock solid. Height adjustments are also easy to play with. Do your self a big favor and get a quality tailpiece from Fults.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by banjer5 (see all reviews from this person) on 6/19/2011

Where Purchased: used from BHO member

Overall Comments

First let me say I have used lots of different tailpieces on my banjos over the years. Some were pretty good and some didn't offer the features I wanted. The Fults 1934 with F20 mount offers a Presto lookalike with all the missing features added. It is adjustable for height and angle and a has a sturdy mount. It now resides on my 1932 prewar TB3 conversion and I am happy with it. If you need a tailpiece for a AT with a medium crown head it is perfect. Why didn't I buy a new one? I am retired and couldn't seem to work it into the budget. It's not cheap but well engineered and top quality throughout. Mr. Fults has a winner here.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by LJ (see all reviews from this person) on 1/21/2010

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Overall Comments

A piece of art. With the look and sound of a Presto but lots of room for adjustment. It clamps on firmly leaving no possibility of slippage and it looks great on. Costly but worth every cent.

Overall Rating: 10

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