I'm curious if anyone uses a wood end pin. I've made my own out of dowel rods but have yet to find anyone who makes & sells them. I use it primarily in when I'm playing acoustically. I have a small cajon drum placed on its side that I stand the bass on which acts as a natural amplification. I figured that if I use a wood end pin the tone would transfer better down to the drum (apparently the metal end pins somehow warp the original tone). My main problem has been finding dowel rods that are strong enough. If I extend the end pin very far, it doesn't seem strong enough to withstand the weight of the instrument. I'd be curious to hear other people's experiences or knowledge about any of this. Thanks!