New Tail Piece


#1

HELP! I live overseas in East Asia and I just had an interesting thing happen. I brought a fairly cheap banjo overseas (Iida) and my tail piece just broke. I have never heard of this before.

I am stumped as to how to replace it. There are many different kinds of tailpieces on the market.

Anyone have any suggestions as to which would be best on this $500 banjo?


#2
  1. If you bought the banjo from a dealer they should have access to a replacement for your tailpiece.

  2. look on the internet for the banjo manufacturer and try them.

3)I prefer these and have them on all three of my banjos.

elderly.com/accessories/items/P118.htm


#3

Thanks for the input. I bought this banjo at a pawn shop back in 1983. I have carried it all over the world doing mission work. Originally, I thought it would be ok if I lost it in transit somewhere or it got broke. However, after 30 years, I have grown attached to it.

I am looking at Stewmac, Janet Davis, and Elderly. From what I am seeing, the Kershner looks like the best bet.
However, I am waiting for more input and advice.

Pickinhick