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Dec 5, 2022 - 11:57:23 AM
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pickn5

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1726 posts since 8/8/2012

How do I hook the strings at the tailpiece? The tailpiece appears to be a solid closed piece except for an opening where the strings come out. It also appears to be ball end strings. I don't see a way to remove the ball ends and slide the new strings inside the tailpiece. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Dec 5, 2022 - 12:27:01 PM
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1680 posts since 4/13/2009

That's a mandolin-style tailpiece with a cover that slides off. It is not solid.  Uses loop end strings.

Edited by - deestexas on 12/05/2022 12:27:50

Dec 5, 2022 - 2:52:36 PM
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blazo

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408 posts since 5/16/2017

quote:
Originally posted by pickn5

How do I hook the strings at the tailpiece? The tailpiece appears to be a solid closed piece except for an opening where the strings come out. It also appears to be ball end strings. I don't see a way to remove the ball ends and slide the new strings inside the tailpiece. Any help is greatly appreciated.


There is a cover on the tailpiece. I had a GT Banjola and the cover was very tight. I usually had to use something to pry it off. Once the cover is off, it'll all become clear.

Dec 6, 2022 - 2:07:46 AM
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pickn5

USA

1726 posts since 8/8/2012

deestexas and blazo , thank you for your replies. I'll be working on it today.

Dec 6, 2022 - 5:49:49 AM
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pickn5

USA

1726 posts since 8/8/2012

Thanks again guys, got it done and the tailpiece cover slides off and on now. You gotta love BHO with all the helpful people.

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