Hill-style, ebony tailpiece with black, Wittner, E tuner fitted with a gold screw is a success… 😪 The dead spot at D5 on my A string is gone, the overall tone is crystal clear, the G (and all the strings for that matter) has more brilliance, and the E is actually richer.
I don't know what possessed me to try a non-standard tailpiece in the harp-style I retired, but at least I can say I learned a valuable lesson. I am really loving how the ebony looks, too, especially with the gold of the tuner screw and gold fittings of my tailpiece! Such a beautiful setup for @larsenstrings Il Cannone. ☃️ If you haven't tried the new Il Cannone strings, you really need to!