Hello everyone! Greetings from South Africa.
My Banjo (Ibanez B200) just arrived, and I’m super excited to play. Thrilled to finally have an actual, proper banjo. I’m over the moon.
Before I can play and complete the setup, I have a setup question. Nobody knows anything about banjo in the area where I live, (not even the store owner) so I’m looking for some advice please.
On the tailpiece, this screw is loose. The store owner says this is normal and it doesn’t need a nut, and doesn’t need to be tightened. (They know nothing about banjo. They got this banjo in for me, but have no experience at all.) Despite them saying that it’s meant to be this way (and they might correct on this), I simply don’t understand why this would be a random, loose bolt which does nothing. Doens’t make sense to me - and it’s quite possible that I’m missing something!
I made a 7 second video that should give you an idea of what I’m unsure about. Any advice would be so valuable. (As soon as I get home from work, I want to finish setup and start playing the new machine!)
Should this be like this? Apologies in advance for the extremely un-thrilling video.
Thank you everyone, and thank you Ben for creating the space for us.