In other words, there’s more to a tailpiece than meets the eye. While the primary function of the tailpiece is to connect the strings to the end of your stringed instrument, tailpiece can have a significant effect on the sound and playability of your instrument. The right tailpiece, installed in its proper position, can make an instrument more responsive and easier to play, accentuate the harmonics and overtones, and make the instrument more resonant. This added resonance can result in a fuller and more colorful tone. Conversely, if an instrument has some undesirable vibration, such as a bad wolf note, a change of tailpiece and its position can help reduce it.