Mudcat Café message #3281393 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24206   Message #3281393
Posted By: Will Fly
29-Dec-11 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: Dear Dr. Folkenmusik
Subject: RE: Dear Dr. Folkenmusik
Oh dear! That same thing happened to me when I bought my first guitar - a real cheapo - tuned it up, the tailpiece snapped and the strings went flying past my head.

More unfortunately, it happened to a double bass in the jazz band I was playing in, in a Brighton wine bar, many years later. The tailpiece snapped and suddenly Mike, the bass player was beating thin air!