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Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by .matthew e wengerd., Apr 13, 2006.
Can anyone show me some action shots of basses with bent endpins, Laborie endpins, or EGG pins?
here's a pic of the laborie endpin and a regular endpin on my bass to show the difference. The endpin hasn't been cut to length yet so it's way to long.
Please post a pic when it's cut down. I'm trying a bent pin right now and can't get it right. I'm trying to understand how far back the bass should lay when playing.
Sorry to jump in on this thread but I had a question about these endpins as well. when you have the bent endpin are you supposed to position the bass so the endpin is at 90 degrees compared to the floor so the bass lays like a cello or are you supposed to have the bass more upright and the endpin more at 45 or so degrees to the floor so that it falls forward a little bit? Both kind of make sense to me and Im not sure what the way that these pins were designed for is. Thanks for any help.
The pins (positioned properly) change the balance point of the bass such that it has the angle more akin to a cello or sitting position. The idea is that balanced there is no weight on the left hand which is free to change positions etc without also holding up and stabilizing the instrument. If you experiment with different angles and heights (Glen Moore playes his cantilevered way out almost prone) you can find where you like it. Mostly it works best just where the above photo has the Laborie. But with that you have tto decide the side to side angle too.
I could post a picture of the endpin cut down, but it would be cut to my length. Every bass and every person will want a different a length. If you're making bent ones out of steel rod, just be ready to experiement a bunch.
What I would like is a picture of it cut down and you playing it to get an idea of the angle you are trying to achieve with it.