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Re: Tailpiece Problem

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Posted by anonymouse on November 28, 2001 at 11:41:58:

In Reply to: Re: Tailpiece Problem posted by Don on November 27, 2001 at 14:23:58:

Thanks for your advise.

What got me looking was the loss in volume and tone. I found no cracks or otherwise amiss, other than the strap. The strap is now properly back in place and the tone and volume are in fine shape.

: : 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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