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Tailpieces: Fults BlueRidge Parallel

Submitted by RicNew38 on 10/29/2010

Where Purchased: Bob Fults

Overall Comments

I have two Fults tailpieces - one is on my 1927archtop Mastertone and the other on my Sullivan Greenbriar. I am very impressed with the engineering quality and finish. However I can't go along with the 'over the top' enthusiasm about the fantastic tone that they gave to either instrument. I can't really say that I noticed any appreciable difference to either of them tone wise.
The best feature I think is the novel way that they clamp on to the two bottom tension hooks and eliminate the change in tuning when I use the Keith tuners. Why the archaic method of fixing the tailpiece with the single bolt has lasted so long escapes me. Both of mine give me a rock solid string anchorage and correct string spacing. Sorry if my ears are unable to detect all these wonderful tone qualities but I just think this is how banjo tailpieces should have been made about fifty years ago.

Overall Rating: 10

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