I'm not a particularly tall bassist, and my endpin is much longer than it needs to be. When I have it at my normal playing height I can see about a foot of endpin inside the bass when I look in through the f-hole. Sometimes I think it causes a bit of a rattle. I'm thinking about cutting it off to about half of its original length. Any reasons why not to do this? I'm not planning on selling the bass to a taller guy any time soon.