Replacement e-tuner (Bois d'Harmonie)?

December 23, 2019, 5:12 PM · Hi:

Just opened a tailpiece from its wrapper, and there is intended to be an E-string tuner. Somehow, however, the hook part has vanished. While the search in the carpet goes on, does anyone have experience with this tailpiece and (a) suggest ways to keep the metal piece from skittering about and (b) ways of getting another one in there?

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Edited: December 23, 2019, 11:45 PM · Get in touch with a dealer who sells Bois d'Harmonie tailpieces - they sell replacement (composite) tuner levers. Pretty inexpensive. I've broken and replaced some.

What metal piece. Why would one need the metal hook? They should carry replacements of those.

I've got 8 Bois d'Harmonie integral fine-tuner tailpieces, 4 violin, 1 viola and 3 cello. None of them have a "hook" for the #1 string. I can't recall if some came with the violin tailpieces, but I prefer to use ball-end strings. When I have used loop-end E strings I just loop them over one of the tuner prongs.

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