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    hi guys does this look ok to you ?Does this tailpiece look normal?-ffddfc2f-5ef9-45f6-aa05-f6da0eb21fb8-jpg

    maybe the ‘hook’ is bending out , opening up a bit ?

    i can’t remember what it used
    to look like ....
    its second hand to me anyway

    ive had no tuning issues

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    Is it touching the body?

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    looks more like it got smashed down to me.
    Why is it not basically flat across the top in the back on your pic?
    I think it's a bit of a mess, but hey if it still works . . .

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    It looks to me like it's beginning to pull loose, bicbw. What brand/model is it from?

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    I'd bend it back for sure.

    Does this tailpiece look normal?-screen-shot-2020-02-27-2-44-07-pm-jpg

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    be careful with that..you don't want the metal edge cutting into the tops finish (or beyond)...i'd change it...tailpieces are fairly cheap and plentiful

    cheers

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    bending it back will just weaken the metal more, take NA's advice and just get a new one, it's not like investing in a Super 400 t.p.

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    it’s a replacement TP
    sorry don’t know the make
    probably a cheap one
    as the guit is an Ibanez af81
    ans was £250 used

    it is contacting the top yes
    hmmm
    i’ll keep an eye on it ....
    its just the guitar i practice on
    round the house so maybe
    I’ll leave it for a while
    till i change the strings probably
    as i say it keeps pitch fine

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    That's what happens to guys that use .015 strings.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    it’s a replacement TP
    sorry don’t know the make
    probably a cheap one
    as the guit is an Ibanez af81
    ans was £250 used

    it is contacting the top yes
    hmmm
    i’ll keep an eye on it ....
    its just the guitar i practice on
    round the house so maybe
    I’ll leave it for a while
    till i change the strings probably
    as i say it keeps pitch fine
    Why ask for advice here, then ignore it? Replace it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Why ask for advice here, then ignore it? Replace it now.
    yes sir .... !

    can anyone recommend
    a cheap replacement
    made of good metal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    yes sir .... !

    can anyone recommend
    a cheap replacement
    made of good metal ?
    Can you provide a pic of the whole thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Can you provide a pic of the whole thing?
    crikey i’ve just noticed
    the TP on my main guitar
    is the same !!

    could be a good thing or
    maybe not ....

    Does this tailpiece look normal?-4520aa15-9f54-4f58-8e11-80bb60af49b4-jpgDoes this tailpiece look normal?-784b5d27-2992-41cf-90b2-b073b8491b8a-jpg

    that’s on a 90’s Ibanez af120

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    So is this just me guys ?
    do your Tailpieces not look like this ?

    weird that the same thing happened to
    both my guitars
    both Ibanez tho and I know they've had issues
    with tailpieces breaking
    mine aren't fracturing tho just bending ...

    im still wondering what they should look like when new
    can you send a picture

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    I just installed a WD trapeze tailpiece on my Framus thinline, let me send you a pic tonight when I'm home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay
    I just installed a WD trapeze tailpiece on my Framus thinline, let me send you a pic tonight when I'm home.
    thanks Jay

    i just looked at an Ibz af55 a similar guit
    at my local shop
    it was bent openish , but not as open as my two

    hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu
    thanks Jay

    i just looked at an Ibz af55 a similar guit
    at my local shop
    it was bent openish , but not as open as my two

    hmmm
    I’ll check my AF55 tonight as well and my ES-125 (all similar tailpieces) and put pics

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    Here you go:

    My AF55, I replaced the factory tailpiece for a (budget) raised diamond one:


    Framus with aftermarket WD raised diamond trapeze:


    My ES-125 with a vintage trapeze of unknown origin (my 125 is from before they switched to the standard raised diamond):

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    Thanks Jay that's really helpful .....

    So a bit of variation the
    the wd one looks nice and sturdy