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Older wrap tailpieces and stop tailpieces were made of an aluminum alloy, which made them very light in weight. They were difficult to manufacture and plate, therefore later these were made of a different, but heavier, material. The old lightweight tailpieces are 2-3 ounces lighter than a heavy alloy one.