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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 452
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 11:41 pm:   Edit Post

I REALLY like this idea/feature, and would be interested in adding this option... depending on the cost. I'd prefer the Bird -but would consider/be interested in a (quote for) a Bar as well... in the event it were less expensive -which seems possible, since it's a more simple shape, and possibly easier/less costly to machine.

If this were under $100 extra, I'd probably get it; if it were more, then I'd have to consider it, the higher the cost, the less likely it would be I'd get it.

If I DID get this feature, it would eliminate any concerns over the number of screws... 3 would be fine.

Yeah, I really like this idea... it seems like a really cool way to further boost the already impressive sustain that Alembics are known for in general, and which results from the sustain block (and the Ebony neck laminate!)!
Username: mica

Post Number: 4281
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 1:20 pm:   Edit Post

Well, it's a lot more expensive thatn $100, and I don't think it's a good choice for your other concerns about tailpiece placement. The recessed routing cannot be shifted later like the tailpiece position mounted with the usual wood screws.

On Marc's tailpiece, there are 2 layers of brass soldered together, but the whole thing is still anchored with wood screws.

I'm not sure that the sustain will be noticeably improved, especially since if we set up the bass properly, the string shouldn't vibrate above the nut or below the bridge saddle.

I would advise against this feature for your bass.
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 459
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 6:35 pm:   Edit Post

Okay, then, Mica. I defer to your recommendation. Let's pass on this option. Thanks again for your feedback.


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