Replacement tip for ULSA endpin?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by eh_train, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a replacement tip for an ULSA endpin - the heavy duty, well-made, screw-on type where the rubber is about 1 and 1/4" in diameter. They have some that are much more puny as well - maybe 1/2" diameter rubber - but that's not what I need.

    When I search for this item I find lots of sites willing to sell me an entire replacement endpin (for $120-$160 dollars), but nobody who lists just the endpin tip! Anyone know where to find this item?

    Thanks!

    Paul (eh_train)
     
  2. kurt ratering

    kurt ratering Guest

    Dec 2, 2008
    waltham, mass.
    bass luthier, johnson string inst.
    whats the diameter of the endpin tip at the threads?
     
  3. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    I guess that's an obvious bit of info. I could have provided, but I don't have the bass with me. Then again there's also the "pitch" (is that correct?) of the threads, etc...

    Since a pic may help, the 2 endpins AT THE BOTTOM of the page below tell the story:

    http://www.bassworks.com.au/store/category62_1.htm

    The second-to-last pic. looks exactly like my endpin, however the rubber tip is purely cylindrical (boring). The tip in the last pic. is like the one I currently have (with some "fluting" at the bottom edge). I was hoping ULSA would have a standard fit for all their threaded endpins??

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Paul (eh_train)
     
  4. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    Robgrow,

    Thanks, yes, that looks about right! Also, you managed to point me to a Canadian website (fewer hassles with customs are always a good thing...).

    Cheers,

    Paul