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Endpins! (wood for laborie, and carbon fiber)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings, & Accessories' started by Cambass123, Jul 24, 2012.


  1. Cambass123

    Cambass123 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2005
    Minnesota
    Here I am selling yet even more stuff. I have a collection of endpins.

    I had a wild hair and was curious about the effect in sound as a result of different materials. The results were pretty shocking! As a result I have a bunch of left over endpins which will not be used by me.

    The wooden endpins are made for the laborie endpin assembly and were professionally lathed by Thomas Wolf to assure the proper fit.

    I will describe the types of wood and lengths of the endpins as they appear from left to right in the photograph.

    [DEL]Short Birch (8 5/8") - SOLD[/DEL]
    [DEL]Long Birch (13 3/8")[/DEL] - SOLD
    [DEL]Long Poplar (14") - SOLD[/DEL]
    [DEL]Short Poplar (8")[/DEL] - SOLD
    Long Oak (11") - $20 shipped
    Short Oak (7 3/8") - $15 shipped
    [DEL]Long Maple (13 1/4") - SOLD[/DEL]
    [DEL]Long Cherrry (12 1/2")[/DEL] - SOLD
    Short Cherry *the funny looking one* (8 1/2") - $15 shipped
    Bassworks *made of some Australian hardwood* (7 5/16") - $15 shipped

    If you are interested in bundling, I am willing to discount a bit.

    [DEL]
    Also available is a carbon fiber endpin (pictured on top)[/DEL] - SOLD.

    Shipping to CONUS included in the prices listed above.
     

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  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    You have to tell us the winner of this 'Giant Endpin Shootout'! What is your favourite endpin made of?
     
  3. Cambass123

    Cambass123 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2005
    Minnesota
    With my Jakstadt there were two winners, I use Walnut in the winter and Mahogany in the summer.

    This varies from instrument to instrument. On a friend's bass the oak sounded the best. On my teacher's it was the Poplar.

    They all sounded better than the standard carbon fiber laborie endpin.

    This was a really fun experiment but it was enough to drive someone mad.
     
  4. IdealWay

    IdealWay

    Oct 18, 2006
    Asheville, NC
    PM'd you yesterday. Very interested in the carbon fiber endpin.
     
  5. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    When you say they all sounded better than carbon, was this arco? Do you play any non classical pizz? If so, which did you like for that?
     
  6. What diameter are the endpins?
     
  7. Cambass123

    Cambass123 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2005
    Minnesota
    the endpins are 7/8" thick. I should have mentioned that in the post...my bad
     
  8. Cambass123

    Cambass123 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2005
    Minnesota
    I am an orchestral player so arco is how I judged the sound. I'm not sure which one would sound the best for mostly pizz.
     
  9. Cambass123

    Cambass123 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2005
    Minnesota
    bump...many endpins left! They're looking for a new home!
     
  10. Cambass123

    Cambass123 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2005
    Minnesota
    BUMP just a couple left!
     

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