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EB on a stick

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by matthewbrown, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. matthewbrown

    matthewbrown Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Chatham, MA, USA
    A local guitarist had a luthier make an endpin that clamps onto his instrument. I know that Takamine B10's have this option. I was wondering if anyone here had tried anything similar for an electric bass.
     
  2. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    az
    the epiphone eb reissue 10-15years ago had one
     
  3. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

    Nov 17, 2010
    That would need to be one long endpin. Not that this is necessarily a good solution for you, but fairly often I'll just stand next to my bed with my bass resting almost perpendicular to the bed. This puts the nut just about at eye level and almost perfectly mimics my double bass position.
     
  4. matthewbrown

    matthewbrown Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Chatham, MA, USA
    I'm thinking of using a similar device in seated position, on a stool, to take the weight off my shoulders. I don't really want to have the neck vertical -- that's not what I'm after.
     
  5. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
  6. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    If you're sitting, you don't need a strap, so there shouldn't be weight on your shoulders...
     
  7. matthewbrown

    matthewbrown Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Chatham, MA, USA
    True, but the device would be to allow proper positioning of the bass to minimize strain on my hands as well as my back. I guess not many people have seen one like it. Here's a page that features my friend using what I've described above: http://fredfried.com/
     



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