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Found 7 results

  1. I'm looking for a new professional violin, and whenever I try a new one I like to tap the tailpiece just to see what it sounds like. Every tailpiece seems to have a different pitch and different decay time, and sometimes a tailpiece will put out a dissonant collection of several pitches at once. I've noticed that on the nicer-sounding instruments I've tried, the tap tone of the tailpiece seems to match that of the body of the instrument (if it's a pure tone). However, from what I understand, too much resonance behind the bridge can cause wolfiness. I'm not a luthier, just a performer, so
  2. Hi everyone, Dumb question from a violist who has played for awhile but has never done any customization: I want to switch out the Wittner tailpiece for a Hill style on my 15in viola. I found the one I'd like for the price I want on Shar (it's not my main instrument and I'm not going to be performing any solos; just teaching my kiddos but I want it to match my boxwood Teka chin rest, so it doesn't need to be anything crazy expensive). It says "full size", so will it be okay for my instrument? Thanks everyone! I'm learning new things every day!
  3. Hello everybody I had a Kevlar tailgut on one of my cello. it was about in the middle of the space of the lower bout. I put it there thinking that I was doing that the weight of the tail piece was at its maximum. but it made the 1/6 proportion (distance bridge-tailpiece )to the string length "wrong" (too short 100 instead of the 115 required for the "right " proportion) an other violin maker decided that it should be changed and put the tailpiece at the official distance 115. now the cello has two more wolves :-)) easy to put it back as it was no problem bu
  4. Dear Forum Members and Readers, Short version: I am seeking to acquire an old Viennese style tailpiece as shown in the photo below. Please message me here if you have one or have a lead for me or if you don't have an account and are reading, email me at EdHeidegger@gmail.com. Longer version: If you have followed the ups and downs, highs and lows, twists and turns of the Plunge thread, you might have noticed that a couple of years back my uncle gave me my late grandfather's old Viennese master violin, made in 1778. Since receiving it I have had it identified, authenticated, and
  5. I am curious what other makers think about the new tailpiece whose end facing the bridge is on an angle instead of parallel? Has anyone installed this type of tailpiece? Anyone seen research on whether the acoustics improves, stays the same, or other wise? Cheers for any and all help.
  6. Anyone tried tailpieces like these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Violin-Schmidt-Super-tailpiece-Pernambuco-SUPER-SALE-/111653934478?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19ff17d58e Do they really "Enhance" the tone? Just wondering for interest sake.
  7. I have not worked on very many basses... but a 1/2 size, apparently with a buzz, showed up in my shop yesterday... 3 questions... because if the problem buzz is with the bass bar it will not be worth it to open up the instrument. 1- This bass is a student Pfretzschner plywood bass and the client got it as a donation from a school who said they thought that the bass bar was loose causing a buzz. I have inspected the bar thoroughly with good light and mirrors while tuned to tension. There is only one short area where the glue seems to have a small crack, but it does not seem to move under p