Found out I really REALLY don’t like the tailpiece cover on my banjo. Most of the time it just sits there and IMHO does nothing. BUT, every so often, when things are going well, it decides it needs to touch the tailpiece and start buzzing. Every dang time, it takes me awhile to figure out WTF that stupid buzzing is. Is it my playing? Very possibly, I’m very new. It’s something out of adjustment? Maybe, I bought my banjo from Adorama, so it didn’t come setup (I had to do it, thank goodness for the Steve Huber videos).
Noooo… after minutes spent trying to figure it out, it’s the tailpiece cover every dang time. So, I’d flip it up off the tailpiece and eventually it would fall back down and touch metal to metal.
Today… enough is enough. That stupid thing had to come off.
Weird side effect of removing the tailpiece cover: my banjo sounds just a tiny bit brighter. Like it’s happy to have to thing gone.
Phew, I feel better venting. Back to practicing.