I had the the Stahlhammer endpin taken out and replaced it with a deadly-looking, lesser-angled tungsten carbide one. If any of you out there are considering a new endpin, I cannot say enough good things about this bad boy! No more rattle. Lighter instrument. More precise intonation on the C string. (Eric Benning said that a number of people have reported this improvement) Stabs into any surface. I punctured some unsuspecting marble the other day.

What? It was looking at me funny.

Anyway, it was about $150, parts and labor, and I had little trouble adjusting from the 28 degree angle of the Stahlhammer to the 8 degrees of this one. Which is handy, because the cello that I am going to have made for me (eeeee! custom geekage!) will have the same thing. More on that as soon as my current cello finds a new home….

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  1. I will have to ask. I wanted to give the brand when I first posted, but couldn’t find it on the net or written on the endpin. It should not cost more than $200, installed. 🙂

  2. It’s by New Harmony. Go to your local string shop and ask for the carbon fiber/tungsten carbide tip, and it should be the one. They make a few, but the one I use has 8 degrees of pitch to make it a little more like the Stahlhammer model. Hope this helps.

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