I recently acquired a bass with this endpin. I've never heard the bass with a regular endpin, so I can't say much about the sound. But, it looks great, it's light and it hasn't slipped on me. The pin itself tends to be a little sticky moving in and out, but not so much that it bothers me. I'm happy with it and I don't plan to replace it. The only reason I might, would be if I wanted to use a wheel. I wouldn't want to wrestle the whole pin out every time I needed to use the wheel.