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dumb question: attaching quiver?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by contrabajisimo, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. contrabajisimo


    Feb 9, 2004
    is there a special way to attach the quiver to the tailpiece? where do the laces go? :confused: never had to deal with this before. thanks
  2. phlybass


    Dec 18, 2003
  3. Brian K

    Brian K Supporting Member

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I had my quiver tied through the string holes in the tailpiece, and around the wire behind the tailpiece. I thought this was good for years. Last week, the quiver started buzzing along to certain notes. I took it off, and not only did the buzz go away, but the responsiveness off the whole instrument seemed to improve.

    I play in a band where I have to switch between arco and pizz a lot, so I re-attached it. I found that tying it to the end pin, rather than the tailpiece wire, produces less alteration of tone, by a hair.

    Or maybe I'm imagining all this...
  4. contrabajisimo


    Feb 9, 2004
    Thank you guys for the link and suggestions.