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Stringing up Sacconi style tailpiece for the first time.

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Stringing up Sacconi style tailpiece for the first time.

Postby Brian Evans » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:54 pm

Just finished making such a beast, and strung it up. What a colossal PITA. It flops all over, won't center, and creaks and groans like it's dying as it finds it's rightful place to sit. And trusting a tapered pin dry-fitted into a hole to hold it all. I have it strung, up to pitch and setting on a stand with a towel over it while it decides if it's a good'un or it's going to explode...

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Re: Stringing up Sacconi style tailpiece for the first time.

Postby Barry Daniels » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:01 pm

That's why many archtop builders make or buy a hinged tailpiece.
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Re: Stringing up Sacconi style tailpiece for the first time.

Postby Darrel Friesen » Wed May 17, 2017 2:52 pm

I use a straight pin, not a tapered, held in by string tension. (as per Benedetto).
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