Q: How do I solve endpin rattles?

The most common cause of this is the cork ring in the plug not making full contact with the rod.
To check it, remove your endpin and plug, and see if the plug is loose enough to slide down the rod by its own weight. If it is, the cork ring needs to be tightened up a bit. Here is our preferred method.

  • Carefully pick/cut the cork ring out of the plug.
  • Wrap the cork in duct tape.
  • Glue the cork back into the plug with cyanoacrylate.
  • Push a bit of paper towel through the plug to mop up any excess glue.
  • Let it dry for a while, and reinstall plug and rod in the bass.

We occasionally see endpin rods resonate audibly if the player keeps the rod mostly inside the bass when playing. The solution is to simply cut off the excess rod.

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