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End pin question

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Michael Case, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. The end pin socket on my bass seems to have moved forward with the pull of the strings. The sound/feel hasn't changed, it just looks really "low rent." My question is, how do I prevent this? And is it a problem? I have seen other basses with end pin sockets in the same position so I am not to worried, but I just want to know if I should be.
  2. Andrew_S.


    Jul 24, 2001
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Mine does that too.

  3. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    It means that your endpin housing is swimming in it's hole. This can be corrected by judicious shimming. I recommend taking care of this. Instead of the housing shaft contacting wood all around it is just touching on one side of the hole at the bottom and the other side at the top. If you have a feel for physics you will realize that this gives it much better leverage. A well-placed blow may crack the end block. You don't want to know how much that will cost to fix.
  4. Yeah, I really don't wanna know.

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