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Amanda, try this on your tailpiece. 😆

You’re the best!!!

3 weeks ago

Carbon Fiber Tailpieces by Kenneth Kuo

Stop paying $400-$500 for a set of cello strings when your tailpiece is going to absorb much vibration, especially if you need to change the strings more than once a year! Your tailpiece is a vital part of your cello’s natural vibration, when string manufacturers use advance materials and techniques to increase the ability of strings, don’t let it muted by one of these plastic, wood or even metallic tailpiece, it will just stop or slow down the flow of that vibration coming from your strings.
Take a listen to these tailpieces drop from 15 inches on to a wooden stool, hear how much vibration is produced by each one of these tailpieces.
If you look at most string manufacturers they put a metallic ball end for a reason and is there to sustain the vibrations from the string. Why don’t they use wood, plastic or rubber? Because it will absorb the vibration. If that’s the case, our tailpiece is connected to the string so it does matter what material you should prolong that vibration.
Here in Tonal Tailpiece I use carbon fiber and build up to a thickness that is stronger than steel tailpieces and much lighter and can transmit vibrations lot more than others. Lighter is not always better, lighter means less material and can be soft which will not ring as much.
I also use titanium hooks and screws to further promote the “ impedance point” so strings can ring longer in combination with carbon fiber tailpiece.
I have study this material combination for many years now, it really makes the strings vibrate more freely and longer as well as responding faster.
If you like to learn more about this study, please message me and I would be happy to share my findings with you.

www.tonaltailpiece.com
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The game is so funny! I wanna try~~~

What is good ebony or faiber tailpiece

Laura Shirley Spicer

The main problem is in the tailepiece cord. That is what will absorb the vibrations or not. Try to change it for a non stretch material.

2 months ago

Carbon Fiber Tailpieces by Kenneth Kuo

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If you made one in Maroon and Gold like my undergraduate alma mater...(Arizona State Sun Devils...)....haha

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World's first pitch-tuning tailpiece

Unleash the natural power of your instrument, with the help of modern science, technology and materials, while following the principles of traditional violin making.

Not all carbon fiber tailpiece is the same and lighter is not always better. Each Tonal Tailpiece is hand crafted from the beginning to the end with the utmost care and dedication by Ken and his staff, the entire making procedure can only be done by hand and not by machines. Just like making a fine violin, each step require precision as well as patience and most of all a passion for the highest quality. Please do not accept imitation products.

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It transformed the projection, brilliance, and flexibility of my sound, giving me more dynamic range and color to work with in my playing.

Zlatomir Fung 2019 Tchaikovsky cello competition gold medalist

Possibly the most important innovation for the cello of our century. The tonal enhancement it offers cannot possibly have a price affixed to it.

Robert DeMaine Principal Cello, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Increase in power and, especially in the middle strings, of clarity, is enough to persuade me that I’d never want to give up this new dimension I’ve discovered.

Eugene Drucker Emerson String Quartet

It is a bigger difference than any strings, or any adjustment, bridge, strings, or soundpost I’ve ever tried on my instrument. This is the real thing.

Brinton Smith Principal Cello, Houston Symphony

The sound I had always hoped for in that instrument went from dull, uninteresting, and lackluster, to brilliant, resonant, and projecting.

Kurt Muroki Professor of Music, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University

You get the feeling that the strings reach a level of vibrancy that is off the charts, and every fiber of the cello is activated.

Debbie Brooks Owner of Music Contracting and Production Company
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The World's Lightest Tailpiece

Using carbon fiber and composite materials, we create custom handmade tailpieces for the finest string instruments.

More focus

More resonance

More volume

Clear tone

Faster response

Easier to play

Violin: 7 grams+, Viola: 9 grams+, Cello: 28 grams+, Bass: 65 grams+
Screw (1 gram) & Arm (5 grams) are made of Titanium

All handmade by artisans

Invented by a cellist, each tailpiece is carefully handcrafted by our skilled artisans in the USA.

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The Strad, October 2016
The Strad Accessories, 2016
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