Heartland String Bass Shop is now selling our Trademarked and Patent Pending 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. Our new design makes it even easier to adjust your C-Horse. Follow the link below to see for yourself.
C-Horse endpins are available in 5/8", 1/2" and 10 mm shaft diameter. Each C-Horse comes with its own joining apparatus (key), post, endpin, leather cover, endpin mat, the wrench you use to set the key, and a tube of threadlocker blue to lock the endpin in place once you've found your ideal position. We highly recommend using the threadlocker to set the endpin in place. The blue threadlock can be loosened for readjustment - the RED THREADLOCK CANNOT.
Watch the following videos for a full introduction to the C-Horse.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: It's very important to use the mat provided to protect floors at home and to protect the C-Horse endpin points on any non-wood surface (concrete, plastic, marble, tile, etc).
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:
C-Horse endpin Pricing:
stainless steel is $985.00
The aluminum model is $975.00
Inquire for price for all other metals.
Special Package Pricing
UltraStealth (not African Blackwood) plus aluminum or stainless steel C-Horse Endpin:
$1750.00 plus shipping for non Threlkeldians (you don't own an HSBS bass)
$1675.00 plus shipping for Threlkeldians