j. pierce Posted August 16, 2005 Report Share Posted August 16, 2005 The guitar I'm working on now has a TOM style roller bridge; I was originally thinking of putting a Bigsby behind it, but I don't think I use trem enough to warrant the cost at this point, and it's always something I can retrofit. (Although having a trem would probably keep my from making those detune-y warbles by bending the neck, which given the noise my SG made yesterday is probably a very bad habit.) I'm probably going to do a string through set up behing the bridge, I've got some of those smaller top-mounting ferrules on the way, but I'm debating making/purchasing some sort of a trapeze type tailpiece. Not as ornate as a Rickenbacker, but hopefully a little more going on than those first LPs. Or maybe something out of ebony like those nice jazz boxes, although that would be more expensive and difficult. (but hey, learning is a good thing!) The reasoning is purely asthetic - the way the guitar is made, there is a rather large empty area behind the bridge, (kind of like an SG) and while a stop tailpiece would take up some of that space and probably be a visually pleasing, I feel like a trapeze tailpiece could look really nice there. So my question, I guess, is there any downsides to these style tailpieces in terms of sound? I would venture to guess I could expect there to a be a bit less sustain than through-body? Would this be noticable? Maybe I do the through body and the tailpiece, rigging it up so the tailpiece covers the through body holes when attached, and then see if there is a difference. I guess I'm just looking for anyones thoughts on trapeze style tailpieces. thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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