Removing gut strings
Is there a way to do this without removing the tailpiece? I'm done with my chordas.
What exactly is the problem?
I think Trevor's post pretty much covers it. Change the strings one at a time. I can't see a need to remove the tailpiece to change strings, but maybe I'm missing something?
Heck, if you're too lazy to untie 'em, snip 'em with a knife. That's how I took mine off last time.
"a need to remove the tailpiece". It occurs to me that such a need could arise if you want to swap a Baroque tailpiece for a tailpiece with fitted tuners for use with non-gut strings. If that is the case, then a visit to the luthier is indicated in order to avoid fun things like the sound post falling over if an inexperienced person attempts the swap without knowing how. Btw, a falling sound post really is not "fun".
A cry for help?