Do not underestimate the importance of this small bass part. Very often the tailpiece is fastened to the instrument by a metal cable without any special considerations for acoustic qualities.
Gut tailwire material, which has excellent acoustic properties, has been replaced by metal for the tailwire in many bass shops. Though very strong and stiff, metal tailwires represent a real brake on the instrumentís vibration.
To secure the tailpiece, Velvet has invented a tailpiece cord (tailwire) with acoustic and elastic characteristics comparable to gut.
It is strong & safe; fitting is as practical as making a knot. Velvet tailpiece cords control the oscillation of the strings in a longitudinal direction, makes the sound more open, and upgrades instrument response.
Velvet Tailwire (tail cord) is recommended for use with Velvet strings to compliment the Velvet core material. It can be used with strings made by other manufacturers, too.
You can expect considerably improvement in the sound of your instrument. Bass players who would like to try the technological innovation by Velvet can have their first experience with Velvet technology with the Velvet Tailwire.Available in two sizes, 60mm (23.5") & 80mm (31.5")