Wittner Ultra Violin Tailpiece

By Wittner

Price:
from £14.40 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Purchase options

Full size
49 in stock
£14.40
3/4 size
6 in stock
£14.40
1/2 size
3 in stock
£14.40
1/4 size
3 in stock
£14.40
1/8 size
2 in stock
£14.40
Full size 5 string
2 in stock
£19.20
Full size, gold adjuster heads.
3 in stock
£16.80

Description

Precision made tailpiece with 4 integrated fine tuners. 'Space Age' Composite material combines lightness and strength. Benchmark tailpiece for all ball end strings. These tailpieces are very easy to fit with instructions included. Please contact us if you require advice.


Specifications

  • High tech composite for lightness and strength
  • Precision brass adjusters in metal bushings for long life and accurate tuning.
  • Included nylon tailgut with easy fit brass nuts.
  • Made in Germany.
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
46
1
Tom
01/11/2012 18:28
Turriff, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Simple effective upgrade at a low price
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: I purchased a new fiddle which had a rosewood tailpiece with adjusters added. I replaced this with the Wittner tailpiece which gives me more distance between the tailpiece and bridge and has improved the stability of the instrument - it stays in tune better. The tuners are also easier to turn and it makes the use of my Roth-Sihon sliding mute much easier.

Cons: none

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John
10/04/2012 08:47
Andover, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good product - does all it promises
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit to the fiddle and fitting the strings was also easy. I liked the options for adjusting the length of the nylon tail gut. The fine tuners are smooth and light to use for my now rather arthritic fingers.

Cons: Nothing - I have bought another for my other fiddle.

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Phillip
17/08/2015 10:25
Southport, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent tailpiece
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit and adjust so that the string afterlengths were correct. Smooth screw action for each string with no buzzing or vibrations and there is good allowance for adjustment without any undue projection of the claws beneath the tailpiece. I play on an 1850 Dereazey and find the tone with this tailpiece is as good as if not better that my previous ebony tailpiece.

Cons: Nothing comes to mind

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Keith
20/03/2018 15:15
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom

Beginner

Fine tail-piece, fine tuning
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit and easily adjusted to get the correct string stopping and after length. Looks good. The overall tone of my violin is slightly improved; the screw-adjusters have a very positive action.

Cons: None

Other: After struggling peg-tuning with my arthritic fingers I gave up. This integrated tail-piece makes fine tuning a pleasure, so much quicker and more accurate. I also start playing in a much calmer mood.

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BRIAN
18/01/2018 16:50
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very well made and excellent value.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This tailpiece is excellent value and very well made. This is the second time I have fitted this model to one of my violins and with respect to ease of tuning it is excellent.

Cons: I understand tailpieces have an acoustic function as well as a mechanical function. Compared to a wooden tailpiece with separate adjusters, I have easily achieved a distance of 1/6 the string length, from the bridge to the integral adjusters, which I understand is acoustically desirable. Unfortunately for my particular violin, a modern German trade violin, the very lightness of the tailpiece , appears to be making an already "bright" sound, too "bright". I have now removed the tailpiece and fitted an ebony tailpiece with a single adjuster, which is heavier, and the sound is better.

Other: My "Cons" comments are not a criticism, because on my other violin which I thought had a dull sound, the Wittner tailpiece produced a sound improvement combined with ease of tuning, which is of great value in a session.

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Iain
30/12/2017 12:15
Wallingford, United Kingdom

Beginner

Witner integrated fine tuners the way to go
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lightweight easy to fit. Good piece of kit. it is a good tailpiece. For replacing a heavier tailpiece with separate fine tuners. Just the job.

Cons: None ..

Other: MY APPROACH Commandeer kitchen table or other large flat surface. Remove the chin rest taking care not to scratch violin. I used a thick wooden cocktail stick with a blunted end to loosen the chin rest bracket; but there is a cheap specialist tool available. Take care and compare new with old tailpiece dimensions, paying particular attention to the loop size. Remember to check the position of the bridge because once the strings are loosened the bridge is a free component. The little notches halfway down the f holes are a good indicator to line the bridge (my amateur view and matched with the positiion of the bridge before I loosened the strings). Remember the lower side of the bridge is on the E string side. Make new loop a smidge shorter (half the gut width) to take into account stretching. Allow about a day to allow tail piece to settle then peg/fine tune. Avoid soundpost becoming dislodged by taking care not to move violin when all strings are detached from old tailpiece and attached to new tailpiece. I connected G and A before moving violin, essentially once a string is tensioned the soundpost should be secure. As an amateur I needed the extra security of the A string. Reattach chin rest. Tune up and have a good old scrape, play a tune. You may have to retune frequently until tailpiece settles. I left violin for a day re-tuned and it was fine.

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Jeff
27/03/2014 21:12
Stratford on Avon, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good product
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I bought this to improve the 1:6 string ratio that I didn't have using four fine adjusters. It did the job very well and I will be getting another one for another fiddle I have.

Cons: No cons.

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Steve
06/09/2012 20:07
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Beginner

Quality tailpiece
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to fit. The tuning adjusters are smooth to use.

Cons: No cons yet.

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W. Brown
02/03/2012 12:15
Ipswich, United Kingdom

Teacher

see above
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: it was very easy in install and good for little fingers to use.

Cons: nothing to say

Other: no further comment

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Joanna
12/10/2011 16:16
Exeter, United Kingdom

Beginner

Would buy again, good product.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Quality product, does it's job very well. Makes tuning my Childs violin much easier.

Cons: Bit plasticky, but it's only on a childs violin so function is more important than looks.

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