R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

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R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (RicUpNorth) » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:19 pm

I’m sure this has been covered and I’m failing at searching. Is there any functional difference between the two, or is it just aesthetic? I’m a Tom Petty nut so the 620-12 on the Damn the Torpedoes cover is what made me fall in love with Ric’s. I have a 620-6 and have always considered swapping to the trapeze because of that album cover....
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Re: R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (jps) » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:08 pm

RicUpNorth wrote:Is there any functional difference between the two, or is it just aesthetic?

It's both.

Hope this helps.
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Re: R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (RicUpNorth) » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:27 am

jps wrote:
RicUpNorth wrote:Is there any functional difference between the two, or is it just aesthetic?

It's both.

Hope this helps.


Any elaboration on functional differences? Visual part is easy to see! Thanks.
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Re: R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (jch) » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:30 pm

Trapeze is easier to string and doesn't explode ! :wink:
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Re: R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (Clifton) » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:58 am

It also might be slightly easier to adjust the bridge intonation, since I think the trapeze is a teeny bit shorter than the R.
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Re: R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (collin) » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:58 pm

I don't believe that the length of string between the bridge and the tailpiece has any effect on setting the intonation (which corresponds only between the length of string from the saddle to the nut).
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Re: R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (jps) » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:21 pm

collin wrote:I don't believe that the length of string between the bridge and the tailpiece has any effect on setting the intonation (which corresponds only between the length of string from the saddle to the nut).

I think Clifton is referring to having a bit more space for a screwdriver.
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Re: R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (collin) » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:00 pm

jps wrote:
collin wrote:I don't believe that the length of string between the bridge and the tailpiece has any effect on setting the intonation (which corresponds only between the length of string from the saddle to the nut).

I think Clifton is referring to having a bit more space for a screwdriver.


Ah, of course. In that case, yes!

Always a bear to access the screw, with an R tailpiece.
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Re: R vs Trapeze Tailpieces

Postby (Clifton) » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:54 pm

jps wrote:
collin wrote:I don't believe that the length of string between the bridge and the tailpiece has any effect on setting the intonation (which corresponds only between the length of string from the saddle to the nut).

I think Clifton is referring to having a bit more space for a screwdriver.



Yes, exactly what I was referring to!
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