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Home made end pin #2

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    Hi there

    please see attached, home made, work in progress...I find that in order to get the right height, I need to have the rod as per the picture - in others words, the end pin is not bent at the point where it comes out of the double bass (note, this is replacing current pin, no hole drilled)

    I am finding it OK to play, simply wondering if by so doing I am making maximum uses of the principle of bent end pin, please


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  2. RCWilliams

    RCWilliams Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2007
    Merriam Kansas (Kansas City)
    owner KCNC Production and Design
    Ultimately, if you like it and it makes playing easier, better or anything else you like, its good. to maximize the benefit, or perhaps one should call it the cantilever effect, you would need to bend the pin closer to the end button, with a greater length from the bend to the end. you may find that the bent pin causes problems keeping it from twisting in the taper. The bend adds rotational force as well as the normal forces on the endpin and socket.
  3. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    OK, thanks RC - back to the shed I go!