Re: Endpin needed for 2004 Gibbo F-9
Tapered end pins are cheap, Violins use them , so do guitars . so relatively abundant , you can get them with MOP and so forth Dots too , and maybe the plastic ones will do, then there is nothing to worry about if that comes loose . a couple bux if that..
The hand on the tapered reamer is the variability as to the size of the hole in the body, I know Stew Mac sells oversize pins , and there are pencil sharpener like cutters to fine tune the size of the pin if you go to a qualified repair person for violins or guitars, they can really get the replacement wooden end pin fit spot on. [humidity change notwithstanding]
Others have suggested by having a cord into that endpin hole with a knot tied in it to fit your strap, .. it wont pull out, Knot in cord inside the Mandolin , tied in it by having the cord come out the F hole to tie it, then pulling it back out thru the end, till the knot stops against the end Block.
then the strap will never come loose with a button slipping out , in that case you don't need the button at all . let the heirs worry about it, later..
Hyper-Prudent people take end pins out when they ship the instrument , in concern over it getting pushed in more if there were a bumping on the end pin to happen in-route.
Last edited by mandroid; Apr-15-2010 at 1:47pm.
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