James tailpiece

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A5mando
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James tailpiece

Post: # 5720Post A5mando
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:33 am

I recently put a James tailpiece on my MT2--not hard to do, but I didn't realize that Collings glues in their endpins!
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PTMurphy
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 5724Post PTMurphy
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:53 am

How did you remove the endpin? Was the James tailpiece and exact fit in terms of the screw holes lining up?

A5mando
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 5726Post A5mando
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:40 am

I learned that the endpin was glued in when I researched after breaking it off! I had to drill out what was left. The James tp screw holes lined up prefectly. The endpin hole in the James tp was elongated to accomodate slighty different endpin locations.

Red Oak
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 5836Post Red Oak
Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:19 am

A5mando wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:40 am I learned that the endpin was glued in when I researched after breaking it off! I had to drill out what was left. The James tp screw holes lined up prefectly. The endpin hole in the James tp was elongated to accomodate slighty different endpin locations.
Great decision to go with the James, best in the business!

maplebaby
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 5859Post maplebaby
Wed Nov 09, 2022 4:53 pm

Red Oak wrote: Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:19 am
A5mando wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:40 am I learned that the endpin was glued in when I researched after breaking it off! I had to drill out what was left. The James tp screw holes lined up prefectly. The endpin hole in the James tp was elongated to accomodate slighty different endpin locations.
Great decision to go with the James, best in the business!
This is my vote for best in the business...prob Mr. Collings as well:)

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Red Oak
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 5880Post Red Oak
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:11 pm

Wow! Magnificent!!

pto
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 6120Post pto
Fri Mar 03, 2023 12:26 am

i'm new to the james tailpiece. what an improvement from a practical standpoint for me. not near as incredble looking as the engraved collings, but so much easier to restring:)

Red Oak
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 6123Post Red Oak
Fri Mar 03, 2023 10:22 pm

You can’t go wrong with a James tailpiece.

Greg Y
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 6186Post Greg Y
Mon Apr 24, 2023 8:24 pm

IMO and experience, the James tailpiece is much more easy to string. It doesn't have the sharp edge of the Collings tailpiece where some of our hands come to rest. As good as the Collings tailpiece looks engraved. The James has more real estate for engraving and Weldon Lister has done a bunch of very tasteful ones.
Here's the one he did for my Ellis A Deluxe.
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Red Oak
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Re: James tailpiece

Post: # 6192Post Red Oak
Thu Apr 27, 2023 10:00 pm

Greg Y wrote: Mon Apr 24, 2023 8:24 pm IMO and experience, the James tailpiece is much more easy to string. It doesn't have the sharp edge of the Collings tailpiece where some of our hands come to rest. As good as the Collings tailpiece looks engraved. The James has more real estate for engraving and Weldon Lister has done a bunch of very tasteful ones.
Here's the one he did for my Ellis A Deluxe.
Lister is a great talent.

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