In another thread on angled endpin devices, I said I'd give a quick review of Rob Anzelloti's new RobPin system, so here goes: I started experimenting with an angled endpin while taking lessons with Patrick Neher. We bent a pin in his garage early this year and I've been using it since, but it was a little high for me and without ordering a new pin and bending it, there's no good way to fix that. I've been enjoying working with it and have been looking for ways to get an angled pin all the way out here in Bellingham, WA. There aren't many luthiers around, and fewer who have experience with basses, and even fewer have drilled a block for an angled pin. My Arvi is nice enough that I'm picky about getting work done on it - I can't afford to replace it at the moment. I considered the Lammax system but I don't want to replace the existing endpin assembly - I need a luthier and would probably need a tailpiece hangar to keep the afterlengths correct. Also, the Lammax is somewhat pricey. I also looked at Emilio's system. Initially, I had concerns about durability and bounce, but I may well be mistaken and I'm eager for people to report on that one. I hope that it is a wonderful system and that it helps people. Enter the RobPin. This little device looked a little industrial in the photos, but it's inexpensive ($207 shipped from Germany), user-installable and adjustable, and looks solid. I was a little concerned about pressure on the endblock but decided to give it a shot - I think the pressure is probably less likely to be problematic than the twisting action from the bent pin I had been using. I sent some measurements to Rob and he had one to me in about a week. In hand, it looked smaller and more unobtrusive I expected based on in the pictures on his website. The whole appearance in real life is also less industrial than I'd expected. The construction is very solid and clean and it's a cinch to assemble and adjust. I really like the lightweight hollow rods. I put it together in just a few minutes and was off. I've been playing with it for a little over a week. The pin has helped me get the height and angle of my bass right. There's noticeably less weight on my left thumb, too. With the angled pin, stance is important - you can end up with a lot of weight on your left hand if you stand incorrectly. With the right height and angle, it's easier for me to get into the right stance and play more fluidly. I would highly recommend the RobPin for players interested in using an angled endpin but feeling squeamish about drilling holes in their basses. In the future, I may still install a drilled endpin, but the urgency to find a qualified luthier within driving distance is much lower now.