Endpin

【Cello Factory】Endpin and tone quality

Endpin, an essential component to cellos and double basses, is an extensible rod usually made of metal, carbon fiber or sometimes wood with a pointed tip to stick to the ground and to keep the instrument stationed.  It not only allows more stability but also has great influence in sound production.   Endpin first appeared…

【Cello Factory】Endpin was not a standard attachment at the beginning?

When cello and double basses first appeared, players would place them on the ground and hold them with their legs when they play. But soon it was found that playing with the instruments above the ground would improve acoustics. Some tried to support the instruments with their calves or place them on a raised platform;…