Shop Tips: Padding Your Tailpiece

Over the past few years, I've seen, setup and played guitars of all makes and models. One thing they almost all had or needed was some way to dampen the area between the tailpiece and the coverplate. This area is notorious for potential buzzes and rattles. People have used different materials from leather strips to foam rubber for padding. Initially, I cutout foam pieces and placed them under the tailpeice, but they moved around and didn't look very good. Adhering the bumper to the tailpiece was a great step because it eliminates the possibility of the piece sliding around and requiring adjustment. I initially got the idea of using adhesive velcro from Tim Scheerhorn. This is my variation.

Standard Disclaimer: There may be better ways to do this, but this is one way and it works. ;]




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