Re: Big String Stresses
"Lumpy" <lumpy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Tony Done wrote:
Ahh, you're talking about a tailpiece-style Bigsby...
Even a bolt on trem spreads the anchor point out
over a larger area, more screws/bolts/anchors.
In Your Ears for 40 Years
True. Plus the fact that the screws go down tight to the wood, so there is
much less leverage than on the posts of a typical stop tailpiece, where they
are often set with a gap between the body and the tailpiece. There's another
thought for the OP. - If you use heavy strings, use the tailpiece in
"wraparound" mode, so that strings load from the front and come over the top
of the tailpiece, then screw the tailpiece down tight against the body (if
it doesn't make too much break angle over the saddles) for less leverage on
the posts. I realised I should have done this after I put new strings on my
LP Special, and cut them too short to reinstall. I'll do it when I put a new
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- Re: Dead NoteWolf tone moving up in pitch
... The tailpiece has some mass, and the strings attached to it have ... tension, so they're a spring. ... and not all of them are what we want on the guitar. ...
- Re: alternate LP stringing
... strings are attached] for better tone and longer lasting strings. ... The bar tailpiece was indeed originally designed to be used that way, with the strings fed in from the front and the tailpiece screwed down hard against the body to maintain break angle. ... Gibson have always retained that mechanical adjustment feature, though it seems that very few of us seem to use it. ...
- Re: GB10
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- Re: Big String Stresses
... Tony Done used his keyboard to write: ... Plus the fact that the screws go down tight to the wood, so there is much less leverage than on the posts of a typical stop tailpiece, where they are often set with a gap between the body and the tailpiece. ... - If you use heavy strings, use the tailpiece in "wraparound" mode, so that strings load from the front and come over the top of the tailpiece, then screw the tailpiece down tight against the body for less leverage on the posts. ...