This tailpiece design allows for a slightly longer string length, meant to enhance resonation and sound production in your violin! The improvement may be slight, but for a fine violinist, that can go a long way. Dense woods are often ideal for areas that are constantly in use (but do not produce as much sound). Keep in mind that the density is not the only thing to factor in, as the quality and make will be the biggest factor.
We compared this tailpiece against the ZMT tailpiece and found that there was barely a difference, maybe due to the fact that you had to buy an extended G-string in order to use it... With this tailpiece you can use your current violin string set!
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Replaced a hill style boxwood tailpiece with a single fine tuner. I can say that I am impressed with this tailpiece. Before the install, my G string was rather dull but now it has quite a bit more depth and character. Much more pleasurable and enjoyable to play. As a disclaimer: I installed the Stradpet titanium tail-gut and a single titanium hill style fine tuner with this tailpiece. Overall the sound quality has dramatically improved. There is so much more depth and resonance on all four strings now. The overtones with each note are more distinct and the resonance seems effortless. I cant tell you how satisfied I am with this change. I definitely recommend this setup. Side note: I had to shave off a bit of the protective wrapping at the peg end of the G string because the added length overall meant that the protective wrapping extended over the nut of the fingerboard. No big deal.
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