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Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
":-) exactly my thought..."
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Joel Hooks replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Without the slots they are just "Knot" tailpieces. "
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Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"I think there's also different types of no-knot-tailpieces. I have one that has slots cut in to the knobs (in the beginning I thought all no-knot-tailpieces where like that...). I find those brilliant, if they are well made. The one I have…"
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carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Just uploaded a photo of the banjo.  It is an A scale banjo made by James Bowen (Griffin Banjos) with a 10" head - a ladies/parlour banjo, if you like.  Having some issues with stiff/swollen fingers and thought a shorter-scale may be…"
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carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Hello peeps - thanks, Ian - I use your method on my CE tailpiece but found the string too thick to do this with the fidlly no-knot tailpiece.  I practiced the 'Clinch knot' with garden string and then managed to secure a lighter 4th…"
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thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"All the above is far too complex for me. This is simple, so simple even I can understand it:"
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Trapdoor2 replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Because of the spacing of the knobs, you can only get one loop around it with the wound (or thicker) strings. This needn't be rocket science, just something that will hold the modest tension of a banjo string. I tend to use a "clinch…"
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TONY BRYAN replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Carrie, This item appeared in the December 1956 edition of BMG, page 58.  Given that how to tie a length of nylon to the tail of a banjo is something that every classic banjoist has to deal with, it's a real puzzle that there is not more…"
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"Charlie is smiling.  Is he a Van Epps fan?"
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"Would it be possible to find out from where Eric Stefanelli got the vellums for those two banjos? Maybe I'll just write him a message here on the forum..."
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Pär Engstrand replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"I am constantly looking for zither banjos on eBay. The trick is, I guess, is to take your time and most importantly, be lucky! Of course it also helps to know what to look for, in the case of problem areas. For instance, a high action and a low…"
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Pär Engstrand replied to thereallyniceman's discussion I am even getting abuse from my friends!!!!!!!
"Actually,everybody should get their own banjo and start playing. That should keep other people on a distance! :-)"
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"Yah, he looks like he's been reading those dots too long. It has been crazy windy here today, I had to get out my sheet music clamps or the wind would turn my pages for me..."
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Pär Engstrand replied to Trapdoor2's discussion Quarantined? Nope...just retired.
"Well, if you're posting pics of your dogs, here's a pic with one of my cats, Charlie. Don't know why he looks so unaproving.... He was sitting in my lap for at least half an hour while playing. I even have a video of it..."
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ritchie thomson replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"Thanks, Carrie,  buying from ebay makes me nervous, you just dont know how many problems there could be. I will follow up the names you mentioned. "
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"Thanks i will try with the fishing line, could be cool if it works"
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No-knot tailpiece questions

What is the best method to tie strings to a no-knot tailpiece?  I have a banjo which came strung with nylaguts and I want to replace the fourth with a silverwound (however, it looks too narrow!). Or is it better to get a different type of…See More
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