Do not underestimate the importance of this piece. Very often the tailpiece is fastened to the instrument by means of a metal cable, ed according to strength and ease of fitting, without any special considerations as regards acoustic qualities. Over time, gut, which has excellent acoustic properties but which is fragile, has been replaced by metal which, though very strong, due to its stiffness represents a real brake for the instrument. To secure the tailpiece, we have invented a tailpiece cord with acoustic and elastic characteristics comparable to gut. This is strong and safe and fitting is as practical as making a knot. The tailpiece cord controls the oscillation of the strings in a longitudinal direction, makes the sound more open and upgrades instrument response capacity. Recommended for use with Velvet strings for completeness, or used together with strings made by other manufacturers, the velvet tailpiece cord considerably improves the sound from your instrument. Bass players who would like a taste of the technological innovation being implemented by Velvet in the field of bowed string instruments (even without trying the strings), can have their first concrete experience of the effect of velvet technology on the sound of their bass.
Black tailpiece cord for bass-60 cm
MUSIC and EMOTION
Stephan Schertler introduces this issue with an insight into the company’s motivation for developing new products.
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