Gibson® Lightw.Compensated Stoptail Nickel Aged
Aged Gibson Compens. Nickel Lightweight Stoptail
Aged Gibson Historic Series lightweight Aluminum tailpiece.
-Wraparound Aluminum Bridge with compensation screws
-Made in the USA
-Lightweight vintage design - weight is about 1.2 oz.
-Nickel plated aluminum alloy
-Tailpiece ear thickness is .290"(7.4mm)
The aluminum tailpieces weight 1/4 that of the zinc and produce a much different sound. They transfer vibrations differently, resulting in a woodier, more airy vintage tone - richer, rounder mids but with more upper harmonics as well. Back in the '50s, Gibson® used aluminum for their stop bar tailpieces. For whatever reason, they switched to zinc, which is still used today on all but the historic line.