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Hi everyone,

I'm normally based elsewhere but am in the states for a few weeks, and as I don't know the suppliers in the USA well anymore, I wondered if anyone might know a good supplier for violin tailpieces? Primarily I'm concerned with two common problems on cheap factory tailpieces - the spread between the tailgut holes, which is often not wide enough; and the spread between the string holes, which is also often not wide enough - as these things can make a big difference for tone, I've found. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Hi everyone,

I'm normally based elsewhere but am in the states for a few weeks, and as I don't know the suppliers in the USA well anymore, I wondered if anyone might know a good supplier for violin tailpieces? Primarily I'm concerned with two common problems on cheap factory tailpieces - the spread between the tailgut holes, which is often not wide enough; and the spread between the string holes, which is also often not wide enough - as these things can make a big difference for tone, I've found. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Bois d'Harmonie is supplied in the US by Johnson String in Boston.www.johnsonstring.com/

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I remember seeing this supplier at the Portland VSA. http://www.taylor-usa.net. Might be worth a look.

Yes, Susan has some nice things. She's one of the few suppliers who inspects everything when it comes in, and returns anything sub-par to the manufacturer, along with a terse letter. :lol:

After a few such experiences, they don't bother to send her junk any more.

"Wmeng", there's not good agreement on what hole spacing works best though, so don't count on a better quality tailpiece having the spacing you're looking for. On the tailgut end, there are often some tolerance variations, so perhaps you could request that the spacing you want be chosen from inventory. Susan is willing to do things like this.

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