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Article: Tailpiece Distance

Tailpiece Distance

Tailpiece Distance

The correct ideal Tailpiece distance is also a fundamental part of your instrument. If it is too short it would act like a backpack while you are trying to run your new record. If it is too long it increases wolf tones.

Before playing, listen carefully and adjust the focus also on this detail. Your initial patience will be awarded with better sound!

Watch my video about the Tailpiece distance:

3 comments

Where do yuo measure from 54.6? Is it from the begining of the suspending part of the string to the bridge or after the bridge?

Maxim

What about the cello ratio? I have always used 1/6 also, but I have a feeling it is not the best and I usually end up changing it to improve the sound.

David

To Edgar Russ and your team…..
Thank you very much for your most informative Luthier videos which have helped me, and I am sure many many other people get involved in such an amazing task or form of art as building a musical instrument. Once again thank you.

Brendan Peoples

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