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.