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00:44The No Knot Banjo Tailpiece is a simple turn of the century design and can accommodate loop-end steel, nylon or gut strings. The tailpiece uses studs over which to loop the strings. It has no mechanism or any adjustment for applying downward pressure on the strings. The original No Knot tail piece used small cams to clamp the strings in place without needing to tie a knot in the string. The cam version is rarely seen.

The design was intended to eliminate the need to tie a knot in gut strings, the prevalent string at the tine the design was introduced. The No Knot Tailpiece remains a favorite for old-time open-back banjos players.
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