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Whether you play the cello, violin or viola, you're probably aware that your stringed instrument is made up of many different parts that affect how it plays and sounds. With that being said, improving your performance could be as simple as upgrading/adjusting your instrument's tailpiece. For those of you who are just learning to play (or perhaps buying for someone else): a tailpiece is what connects the strings to the instrument itself. After the tailpiece is installed, it's then the adjuster's job to make the fine-tunings (literally) so that it plays correctly.
Throughout this catalog, you'll find tailpieces and adjusters from many renowned brands in the orchestra world; from Florea and Otto Musica to Glaesal and Sacconi, these companies take pride in every tailpiece and adjuster they design. Of course, your current budget and instrument of choice is what will dictate which tailpiece and adjuster you ultimately choose. For example, any 4/4 violinist will love The String Centre's Ebony Violin Tailpiece, as well as their String Adjusters (which come in a set of 4). Both of these items also happen to be top sellers.
Cellists have plenty of tailpieces and adjusters to choose from as well. Need a suggestion? Try the Otto Musical Carbon Composite Cello Tailpiece with Four Built-in Fine Tuners and Braided Steel Tailgut. Available for numerous cello sizes (see this item's drop-down menu for more info), this tailpiece boasts a high-precision molded carbon design which makes it both lightweight yet incredibly durable. As for an adjuster, feast your eyes on the Sacconi Tailpiece Adjuster: this top-rated item is available for violins, violas, cellos and basses.
With so many tailpieces and adjusters here, you really shouldn't have a problem finding what you need to deliver an unforgettable stringed instrument performance. A quality tailpiece is essential to your instrument's sound quality and playability - and with a quick alignment and tuning with the right adjuster, your cello, violin or viola could feel and sound like it did the day you bought it.