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Tailpiece cable & Tailpiece

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by mikejdexter, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. mikejdexter


    Jul 9, 2009
    I have read that the tailpiece cable used can have an effect on the sound of the Bass. I understand that a metal cable can 'choke' the sound. Has anyone you tried various synthetic cables? and results?
    Does that also go for the tailpiece? Wood v. Synthetic tailpieces?

    Your views most welcome.
  2. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Sorry, just noticed this is related to a double bass....my bad...ignore my post
  3. mikejdexter


    Jul 9, 2009
    The cable (Wire) that attaches the tailpiece to the end-pin.
  4. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    There are several threads that speak to these issues. The search function can be your friend. :)
  5. MaxJohnson


    Jan 29, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yes, the tailpiece and respective cable can change the sound, feel, and volume of your instrument. I personally enjoy the work of Mike Pecanic, who is a tailpiece maker in California. He makes pieces out of many different tone woods and makes them to fit your instrument, style and sound. He also has kevlar cables that he makes that allow the tailpiece to vibrate freely without hinderance. The less metal the better in my opinion!
  6. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
  7. mikejdexter


    Jul 9, 2009
    Thanks guys for your input.
    Joey: Thanks for posting the article---most interesting---had to read it a couple of times--Tailpieces are pretty complex!

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