I've had my bass for about 15 years and in the last 2 years the endpin has started to slip - the weight of the bass pushes the endpin into the bass while I'm playing. The endpin is a smooth steel shaft. The bolt that tightens into the endpin has a metal plug underneath it which presses into the endpin. I would rather not buy a new endpin if possible. I've tried scoring it with a metal file - this works for a short time and then it begins to slip again. Is there anything I can do to prevent slipage short of buying a new endpin?