....is up with this "pre-war" Presto tailpiece??
And, of course....it's the only photo in the ad that you can't zoom in on or enlarge!
RioStat - it has what appears to be flattened finger picks attached to the business end of the tail piece. For what reason...one can only wonder. Must make a nice buzzing sound.
Just to make things worse, and I’m making a guess here based on the laws of the universe, I’ll bet they are, I mean where, a nice set of pre-war Nationals.
It's a rare and unique custom tailpiece, one of a kind. [creative marketing]
Wow , That is an alien Presto ! Tough to tell if the "growths" were added before plating or manufactured that way ?
I like it !
Amazing how cheesey the old tailpieces are. And the new ones as well. Bob Fults is the only man in history to make a decent tailpiece. Even the top end banjos have cheap tailpieces. I don't understand this at all.
That's the very rare and desirable Presto "Lobster" model. They only made 6 of them. Thy're just the thing for "claw"hammer.
Edited by - G Edward Porgie on 06/06/2019 09:20:19
It looks like that's the way the owner stores his picks. Notice the thumb pick in the same photo on a hook.
Shouldn't that resonator have binding on the upper edge as well?
Micronesia, Federated States of
With regards to the curious 'picks stuck under the tailpiece strings'. I have a dime in my banjo case just for that. When the (in tune) fifth string tuner knob is crossed up to the neck (in the way of your thumb when you fly from the first position to the second position) back off the fifth and slide a dime under the string at the tailpiece and it sets about 90 degrees back to be in tune.
'The Mighty D-Tuner (MDT)' 16 min
'Spikes won't stay put' 2 hrs
'Good Sunday Morning' 7 hrs
'Posting a video' 9 hrs