Baroque tailpiece vs modern
Assuming I just use a metal tailcord instead of gut, what are the disadvantages of a baroque style tailpiece when comparing with the standard hill model? (Don't say no fine tuners—I have geared pegs.)
I kinda like the look of the baroque style, and I could easily make one. If I did, it would be considerably lighter than the ebony tailpiece I have on, too.
One advantage of the baroque tailpiece design over modern tailpieces is that it easily doubles as a chin rest when needed. View videos of any number of baroque violinists in action to see what I mean.
That could be solved by gluing some thick paper on the inside of the E slot, although I don't think it would be so fragile.