I just finished a project I've been thinking about for quite a while. After going to Lynn Seaton's bass week at UNT, I've been wanting to put a bent endpin on my bass (an Englehart M1). I don't really have the scratch for an eggpin, so I've been thinking about other options. I went to Home Depot and bought a 3/4" rod (the diameter of the Engelhart's endpin) for less than 4 bucks, and took it to a welding shop to have them cut it and bend it. The guy didn't even charge me. Got it home and I was lucky as the hight was perfect (I guessed to to be a few inches longer than the standard pin's setting when I play). I used a bench grinder to wear a flat spot for the set screw to grab (so the pin wont spin), and I sharpened the end to a point. Viola! It came out great! It's so much nicer to stand (I had been sitting) without holding the weight of the bass on my thumb. I didn't like sitting because I start to slouch and that's bad for the back. I'm really happy with the results. Total cost: $3.58 Thanks for letting me share.