Re: Tailpiece Problem

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Posted by Don on November 27, 2001 at 14:23:58:

In Reply to: Tailpiece Problem posted by anonymouse on November 27, 2001 at 11:45:26:

: The steel strap wire that holds tailpiece on my upright has slipped to one side. The point where the steel wire makes a right angle and goes up to the tailpiece is displaced to the left about 20 mm. I am going to loosen the strings and reposition the strap.

: I have no idea how this could have happened since the instrument has not been dropped or otherwise abused. It would appear it would take a tremendous amount of energy to move the strap.

: Anybody seen this happen?

When you do this, lay your bass on its back on a table, and lay a weight on the top in the sound post area, to prevent it from falling over when you remove tension. The saddle usually has a groove in it for the tailpiece wire to lay.

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