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Tailpiece for an Electric Cello
Do electric cello have a specific tailpiece for them?
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October 12, 2019 - 9:28 am
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Are tailpieces for the electric cello the same as the ones for acoustic cellos? I Googled for the answer and only found info on cello tailpieces that mentioned acoustic in the description, or nothing specific. I am assuming from this that they are interchangeable,  but the depth of an acoustic is much more than an electric.

Wouldn’t the depth factor make the acoustic cello tailpiece not really fit an electric cello?



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October 12, 2019 - 12:11 pm
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@cid and others.  The tail piece is generally the same, unless the maker offers up a proprietary mutant.  If the electric cello utilizes geared pegs, the tail piece will lack fine tuners to lessen tampering weight.  

A electronic pickup is quite capable of magnifying slight string vibrations, so a long period of resonance is possible without a classically formed corpus.

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