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EB on a stick

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

  1. 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
    the epiphone eb reissue 10-15years ago had one
  3. 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. 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 Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

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