how to sharpen my endpin

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by Edvin, Dec 23, 2013.


  1. Edvin

    Edvin

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    I'd like to get my endpin nail sharpened. It is pretty sharp, but i would be happy having it even sharper (just to be safe).
    Could i ask my luthier to do it? I'm gonna fix the nut so i could fix that as well. In other case; have any of you done it yourself? Sandpaper or how?

    Happy holidays!
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

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  3. Edvin

    Edvin

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    yeah, mine is that to.. I'll check with my luthier!
  4. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

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    I'd use a bastard file. It's easy to overdo it with power tools.
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  6. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

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    Yup.
  7. robobass

    robobass

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    I stick mine in a cordless drill and hold it against a grinding wheel. Works if it's not too long and ain't bent!
  8. bejoyous

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    I keep a small file in my bass case.

    To sharpen the endpin:

    1. take it all the way out, hold the butt end under your left elbow (if right handed) so the pointy end is in your left hand.

    2. Roll the top of the endpin towards you while pushing the file away from you. Try to keep the face of the file flat against the bevel so the point becomes pencil-shaped rather than bullet-shaped.

    You'll be the bass and cello section hero.

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