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Nov 29, 2020 - 12:07:01 PM
137 posts since 1/20/2012

Hi, folks. I’ve just made a fairly standard 19th-C.-style tailpiece for nylon strings, and I wondered what sort of “tail-gut” string y’all might suggest to tie the tailpiece to the pot.

Ideas?

Nov 29, 2020 - 1:18:04 PM

144 posts since 12/7/2007

Bob Smakula sells a Kevlar tailpiece loop for $3.00. Not sure if that will work for your needs, but it might be worth checking out. It’s listed on his website, under banjo parts, just below his listing for ebony tailpiece blanks.

Nov 30, 2020 - 7:09:42 AM
like this

720 posts since 6/11/2003

Try a Zip Tie.

Nov 30, 2020 - 5:46:48 PM

784 posts since 12/30/2008

I use artificial sinew. You can buy a small spool of it at Hobby Lobby in the leather crafting isle. Looks good with 19th century style wood tailpieces, usually a few different colors (natural, black, tan) and thicknesses available. Inexpensive, very strong and durable.

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