Samples of sizes and styles:
Almost any length is possible in the single bend style.
The Z-style endpins are limited to 8" maximum because the Z acts as a spring and bounces.
Single bend $70, includes USPS Priority Mail shipping within the US
Z shape double bend $80 includes USPS Priority Mail shipping within the US
International shipping varies. We accept credit cards and PayPal.
fax 301-598-9094 (not reliable)
Have used the Slava Bent End Pin on 3 gigs and for all practicing now for 4 weeks. I'm REALLLLY liking it. Puts my bass at an ideal angle, takes all the pressure off my left thumb, and leaves much more room for dexterity and articulation. I don't find it to be "bouncy" at all, as some have observed. The company was great too. The first one they sent me was from my straight end pin measured length out of the bass. When I got the first bent shaft from Slava, it felt shorter than I wanted. I asked, and they sent me 3 more end pins of varying lengths and told me that I could try them all out and keep the one I liked the best. I was out of town for two weeks and then sent them back and they were completely understanding.
Great company, great service, and I highly recommend trying one out. (RS posted on TalkBass, August 2014)
Got it yesterday and it's fantastic- thanks for making it and sending it so quickly! (LP in New Jersey, January 2015)
NOTE: I have noticed that the rubber tips I've been supplying are sometimes not adequately supportive for the weight of the bass at the playing angle. PLEASE let me know if you're having a problem with that - I will now be making the tips longer, with more of it gripping the steel rod. That seems to take care of the problem. If you bought an endpin from me, or one that I made for Slava Publishing, I'll send you a new longer rubber tip at no charge.
I am also experimenting with threading and pointing the end to accept standard screw-on tips. More on that later...
Doug Elliott Mouthpieces
13619 Layhill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20906
http://www.dougelliottmouthpieces.com (mouthpieces for trombone, euphonium, and tuba)