I've been struggling with a short endpin since I got my CHH (Cheap Hungarian Hybrid) last September. As a mostly jazz-playing slab convert, I've been playing mostly pizz, mostly standing - but when fully extended, the tip of the pin only protrudes about 8" from the bass. Trouble is I'm 6'7" and don't want to end up with serious back problems How long do you reckon the endpin ought to be extended for someone of my height? I remember Chasarms saying he was about 6'4" and used a pin of about 14" (but that was a bent pin I think). I sometimes practice with the bass standing on a couple of phone books (yes, I'm serious) but that's just not practical for gigging The rod is one of those with the little stopper inside as well to stop kids losing it and it's 8mm diameter, so not as easy to find a decent extra-long replacement... Do I ideally need to get a luthier to fit a new endpin assembly?