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Carpet marks from tail pin.

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by gmjhowe, Jun 21, 2013.


  1. gmjhowe

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    [update - solved this using a tennis ball, see post further down page]

    If you bought a EDB, but never really played it, how do you know you are starting to play it more and more?

    Black marks in the carpet, that's how.

    I noticed a few 'stains' from the rubber foot on my Stagg EDB.

    Does anyone have some recommended hacks or fixes? Obviously I don't want the bass to slide on the carpet.

    I saw an image of someone using a baseball over the tail pin, however that seemed more suitable for a smooth floor.

    Even if its a case of buying a better rubber foot.

    Thanks.
     
  2. AG42

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  3. cricman

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    You could get a piece of carpet remnant and cut a 4" to 6" square and use that. And it would be small enough to carry to gigs if you needed.


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  4. eub_player

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  6. gmjhowe

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    A piece of scrap carpet sounds like an excellent short term solution.

    AG42, that looks like an excellent long term solution, I don't mind hacking something to make it work better. Even if that involves chopping something up. A spare leg might be an option too.

    A photo of how you modded it would be great.

    Thanks
     
  7. AG42

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    Here's the pictures I promised, first with the end removed (you can just make out where I had to file back a bit on the right), and with the ball end fitted. Hope this helps!
     

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  8. gmjhowe

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    Thanks, those photos make it look alot easier than I was expecting. Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. gmjhowe

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    Suddenly had an idea as a fix for this the other day.

    Simple cut a cross in the tennis ball, push onto the bottom of the pin.

    The inside of the ball is rubber, so it holds against the foot well. Then the outer grips the carpet perfectly.

    Plus, its not permanent.

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  10. Phil Smith

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    Just buy an endpin stop...problem solved.
     
  11. gmjhowe

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    Those look like a nice pro solution. The tennis ball is a good cheap option, plus it moves around with the bass easily. Rather than having a pad one needs to kick around the floor.
     
  12. Stephen05301

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    I put an old white sock over my endpin. Easy to put on and off.
     
  13. P Town

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    A white sock is for Rock-a-Billy gigs.

    A black sock is required for more formal gigs.

    Not sure what type of sock is best for metal.
     
  14. DoubleMIDI

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    Easy: No sock and no rubber tip, just the bare metal pin, with a very sharp tip!
    Alternatively: A metal ball with a lot of sharp spikes around to be screwed (or welded) to the endpin.
     

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