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Wooden End Pins

Discussion in 'Accessories [DB]' started by benbastin, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. benbastin


    Jan 19, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, DPA Microphones,
    Hello There

    After reading Chuck Traeger's book, I decided to look into wooden end pins.
    My journey has led me to here

    I was wondering if anyone else has looked into these things and what solutions they have found.

    Thanks for looking.

  2. Nathan Levine

    Nathan Levine Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Anchorage, AK
    Very cool indeed! Looks like a fine, well researched product. But perhaps this should be in the Bazaar?
  3. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    Doesn't look like it would be too difficult to rig one up, at home .. a weekend project?
  4. neilG


    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    For experimenting purposes you could leave off the metal collar. That's there to prevent splitting. Just drill a straight hole that will be a tight fit for the metal pin stock. Hammer it home and let us know how it sounds.
  5. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    I'll see what I come up with, Neil, and revert...
  6. powerbass


    Nov 2, 2006
    western MA
    I was also going to say you don't need the metal collar. I made my own wooden endpin w/walnut and epoxied an aluminum rod.

  7. I use one of these (http://www.kontrabass-atelier.de/teile_e.html#ep), looks a lot like the one in the OP. I pressed in about half a drumstick I rescued from the broken sticks bin at my sons drum school. Works fine and fits in the endpin plug of my bass perfectly without any need to sand it down or something.
    My pin also has a collar (aluminium) and though it might not be necessary I think it looks nice.