Can someone give me a overview of tailpieces on uprights? I'm curious of the following: Do restorers of vintage/high end basses use off the shelf replacements or do they build their own tailpieces? I have an early 1900's bass to be restored soon and I am not sure what kind of tailpiece to purchase. I recently purchased the bass It will be restored. At first I dared to think about doing some of it myself, but after reading Jeff Bollbach's site I know its not the right thing to do in terms of the instruments historical significance, value and playability.