Distance between the bridge and stop tailpiece.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:51 AM
Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:57 AM
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:50 PM
Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:42 PM
Ok, anyway. Do you like to have the tailpiece screwed down tight? or do you like it raised up? If you like it raised up, then the angle is lower where the strings break over the saddles of the bridge. In that case you'd consider moving the tailpiece back a bit farther away. If you like the tailpiece screwed down tight, then make sure you keep the new one close.
I'd consider plugging and then just re-drilling for new studs the same distance from the bridge, just a new width between them. That way the plugs won't be as noticeable.
But, having said that, are you sure? How much difference is there going to be with a new tailpiece, and why are you so unhappy with the tailpiece now?