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Squeaky endpin foot

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by basss, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    This is not a problem of my endpin rattling but rather the rubber foot at the bottom squeaking loudly when I shift the bass. The rubber foot that screws on is rubbing against the metal washer on the endpin and squeaking. I can tighten it but it becomes loose after several minutes of playing. Does anyone have a fix or can someone recommend a good replacement endpin shaft/foot that won't have this problem?
  2. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    You could put a lock washer on. Most endpids will work with a 3/8" lock washer.
  3. statsc

    statsc Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Burlington, VT
    Baby powder; re-apply as needed!
  4. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Thanks - good ideas - I'll probably try the lock washer as I'm looking for a more permanent fix.
  5. Note's from a friend on the subject:

    Violin peg paste will tighten the screw on rubber tip

    Teflon tape will also work. Use a speck of super glue on the tape

  6. Fez1


    Jan 8, 2012
    Simandl suggests using lard for this purpose in his method pt 3. If you would like to save money you could probably just use any rendered fat that you have around.
  7. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    You could also put some loctite on the threads and tighten it down.
  8. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    The only thing I don't like about loctite is that some of their formulas "creep" and could get up into the peg mechanism. I've used teflon tape. But thinking of violin peg paste... some of that stuff is just a solution of rosin, leaving me to wonder if a tiny lump of Pops pressed into the threads would do the trick.

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