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.
Base price of a steel C-Horse endpin is $950.00. Other materials include: stainless steel, copper, aluminum, carbide, titanium, available for an additional fee. Plating choices are gold plate, nickel plate, electroPolish stainless also available for an additional fee.
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: