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A little upright bass issue.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by LJFryk, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. LJFryk


    Oct 3, 2012
    I'm new to upright bass (on both electric and upright I'm self taught) so please excuse my ignorance. I've noticed that when I playing (depending on what surface) my end-pin seems to slide across the floor leaving me to stop playing and adjust. Is it a mistake on my part or is it the surface I'm playing on; perhaps just a problem with the end-pin? If so, is there any way to fix this? Thanks a lot.
  2. artfahie


    Dec 14, 2007
    Bar Mills, Maine
    You seem to be confused with the concept of a walking bass!
  3. JDBassist51


    Sep 30, 2012
    Western NY
    It certainly could be the surface you're playing on, and/or the angle the bass is at while playing. If you are seated when you play, the Xeros Bass Endpin Anchor works great.

  4. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    It's surely the materials involved in both your end pin and the surface your bass is standing on. Most hard surfaces work best with a rubber stopper over the end pin spike.
  5. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    If you have a rubber tip, it may have hardened with age, but these are easily replaced. If you need more traction, consider a rubber crutch tip from the drug store.
  6. Violen

    Violen Instructor in the Vance/Rabbath Method Inactive

    Apr 19, 2004
    Kansas City Metro Area
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Guitars (Basses)
    Putter Smith uses a tennis ball.
  7. KTFunkAlive


    Nov 28, 2007
    Yeah, I buy cane tips (they usually come in a two pack) then put a small washer on the spike so it wont punch through (you can build it out with Duct tape or whatever so the tip stays on) and its good for a few years.
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