Manuals and Guides

Arbutus Tailpiece Adjustments (pdf version)

Arbutus Tailpieces - How Do They Work?



Below is an animation of data collected on an Arbutus Fittings cello tailpiece.  This shows the natural frequency of the pitch mode as mounted on a cello.  The adjustment weight is in the mid position.

Three views are included in the video; top, side and end.


VSA 2013 Power Point Presentation (download)

VSA 2012 Poster Presentation


Magazine Articles

Telling Tails - The Strad Magazine, Accessories Supplement 2012 


Research Reports

Mode Shifting Report - O.J. Pirquet, University of Victoria Co-op Student 

Tailpiece Set Up Report - O.J. Pirquet, University of Victoria Co-op Student