Heartland String Bass Shop will soon be selling our Trademarked and Patent in Progress C-Horse endpins for bass and cello.
Our design provides the flexibility of having the feel of a straight or bent endpin and all angles in between without drilling a hole in the bottom of the instrument. We found that if the spine of the endpin is towards the back of the instrument, it feels like a straight endpin, when the spine of the endpin is reversed towards the top of the instrument, it feels more like a bent endpin. We experimented with rotating the shaft in the endpin collar, and the weight was shifted in different ways, providing a different feel for each position. With our adjustable slotted spine, you can freely change angles and balance the instrument in a variety of ways to suit your optimum playing position. You can adjust the angle such that you can have the tip of the tail as one contact point, all the way down to having both the head and the tail as two contact points on the stage and all angles in between.
Each endpin will be scaled to the player's height. When you order, just let us know your standing endpin measurement and your sitting endpin measurement.
C-Horse endpins are available in 1/2" and 10 mm shaft diameter.
C-Horse endpin pricing depends on the metal selected. The aluminum model is $975.00. Inquire for price for all other metals. If you'd like to change the color of your aluminum C-Horse endpin, we will anodize it. The cost of anodizing is per batch - if you are the only person requesting this color, the cost to you is $150. However, if you find some friends who would also like the same color anodization, you split the cost with your friends.
We are providing discount pricing when you purchase an UltraStealth Tailpiece and C-Horse endpin together, or, if you already own an UltraStealth Tailpiece, you receive a discount on the price of the C-Horse endpin. Additional discounts are given if you own an HSBS bass (if your're a Threlkeldian).
Steve Metcalf recorded a comparison of the C-Horse endpin vs. carbon endpin on his HSBS bass and HSBS #47. Hear the difference for yourself: