Do you need a new endpin for your upright bass?
The endpin is a fundamental part of your bass; it's the adjustable height foundation you lean on every time you play. But if the endpin rattles or slips, it's not performing the function you most need. What if the hole in the block is worn and your endpin is in danger of pulling out? Are you tired of slip-on rubber endpin tips that don't last, or don't grip the floor securely? Read on, you need an Onyx Upright Bass Endpin …
The Onyx Bass Endpin Will Not Rattle. How does it work?
The adjustable height endpin rod slides into a wooden plug that's tightly fitted into the bottom of the bass. The rod should fit snugly, but still be movable in order to change the height. When it comes to rattling, it's the part you can't see that counts - the other end of the plug that's inside the bass. A sloppily made endpin allows too much space for the rod to flex and vibrate within the plug, creating an irritating rattle on certain notes. Not this one; Onyx Bass Endpins plugs are carefully machine tooled and then fitted with a long-lasting leather washer that restrains motion and dampens rod vibration.
The Onyx Bass Endpin Will Not Slip. What makes it so strong and stable?
So many clever ideas have been tried when making adjustable endpins, but many just don't support the weight of a bass. The Onyx Bass Endpin uses the tried & true, set-screw-in-a-groove approach. The adjustable height rod has grooves carefully machined every 25mm so you can easily find the height that's right for you whether you are standing, sitting, experimenting or just growing up. It only takes a moment to tighten the custom-made brass thumb screw into one of the grooves on the 10mm stainless steel rod. And you don't have to apply Herculean force to make it stay in place; this is Made in America, first quality machine tooled workmanship.
The Onyx Screw-on Rubber Endpin Tip holds fast. What makes it different?
All Onyx Bass Endpins are equipped with our unique molded rubber tip that boasts several important features:
- Large, bulb shaped rubber tip contacts with the floor to minimize creep, while allowing the tip to be leaned back or forward at almost any angle;
- Generously thick special black 'rubber' lasts a long time and does not mar the floor;
- Built-in rubber lock washer so the tip won't become loose accidentally;
- Metal jacket inside the tip is threaded so the point does not wear thru like a slip-on type of rubber endpin tip;
- Removable rubber tip screws off easily to expose the needle-sharp steel rod, perfect for connecting to a wooden stage.
Made in America from 1st Quality Premium Grade Materials
All parts of the ONYX Bass Endpin are carefully hand-crafted on precision wood and metalworking machinery in our own machine shop right here in the USA. The wood plug is made from top quality African ebony or true rosewood (genus Dalbergia), turned to a precision taper to fit the traditional reamed hole, and polished to a fine luster. The brass collar is deeply pinned to the wood plug so that it won't come loose or break the wood. A heavy-duty, custom-made brass thumb screw locks onto the 10mm stainless steel rod with deep, rounded grooves smoothly machined every 25mm. You won't find better materials or better craftsmanship anywhere in the world.
Choose the size that's right for your bass.
The ebony or rosewood plug is made in two diameters:
- 30mm (at the largest part of the taper) is great for new basses or replacements of smaller endpins; or
- 32mm for replacing larger endpins.