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Bones wrote: »
Andrew, yes what is going on behind the bridge doesn't enter into those equations unless I'm missing something.
crookedpinky wrote: »
Tailpiece arrived. First impressions are that it's obviously handmade and is smaller across the base than your average Selmer style tailpiece. It arrives flat with only the bottom hole drilled so I need to drill the two upper screwholes and then bend the thing. I weighed the tailpiece against a DR one and the Boonstra weighs in at 74 grammes v 48 g for the DR - a 50% difference. In terms of thickness the Boonstra is 1.8 mm thick and the DR 0.9 mm so quite a difference there. I get the feeling that this is quite a substantial tailpiece, what difference that has on the sound I have yet to find out. One important point to note is that the Boonstra only accepts loop end strings as the posts are not drilled for ball ends.