In continued experimentation with Harmonics and hunting for the sweet spot in instruments for rich and full sound, it has become evident that the straight line on regular tail pieces making the back stop from high to low equal is a problem.
For a long time luthiers have looked at how the distances behind the bridge change and regulate sound. In practical applications there are a few things that are employed to try to find the right relationship inside the constraint of a straight line back stop.
With the Svencino Harmonic tail pieces we have used the golden section as our reference point to help fine tune harmonics that in turn help any instrument ring and sing easier. Additionally it helps with tuning each string in such a way that with the correct note spacings on all four strings irritations such as wolf tones – an out of phase vibration – and harmonic spacings can be better focused.
At Svencino creation we are working on a multi-adjustable tail piece that will come in two different types of tuning plate, for the sake of preference, and we intend to make it possible for all to have one because we believe that they need to exist for instruments starting all the way down from 32nd size … perhaps the beginning of micro sonics:)
In the course of December 2017 we will be publishing our ongoing completion of design and styling. Stay with us. If you have questions and ideas that could add to our design feel free to comment.