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Xeros Cello Endpin Anchor

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One of our most popular endpin anchors! Improved model features one-piece durable "space plastic" cup/plate with high grade rubber non-slip pad on bottom. Heavy-duty, adjustable nylon strap with D-ring for chair leg.

"Floors in performance venues always seem to be harder, dustier, and slicker than normal floors; as a result, endpin anchors that have proven to be reliable to me in the past have failed me with large numbers of other people watching. This was exactly the case in a recent performance of my cello trio. I used a small circular rubber endpin stop and a Stahlhammer endpin, but despite this, when I put any amount of weight on my cello, it slipped forward with a horrible noise. In retrospect, I could have been more prepared for that situation by bringing a higher quality endpin anchor. The Xeros is my personal favorite, as it attachs to the leg of your chair and therefore cannot possibly move. It is, however, bulkier than most endpin stops, so for those looking for a more convenient and portable stop the Sure-Stop and the Black Hole are excellent choices."

"Cello endpins affect posture and tone more than many players tend to think. There are three major choices for your endpin. The typical steel endpin is dense and straight, absorbing some of the vibration and limiting the angle with which you can hold the cello. Players can, however, select different endpins to circumvent these limitations. A carbon fiber endpin is one available option this endpin is much lighter weight, so it tends to brighten a cellos sound and slightly increase the volume. The option I use myself is the Stahlhammer endpin, a style popularized by Rostropovich. This endpin bends slightly towards the ground at the base of the cello. This enables the player to hold the cello at a greater angle allowing more weight to be applied to the bow hand, though it can take a lot of getting used to. Another less audible benefit of this type of endpin is that it is less likely to slide, as it is angled more directly into the floor. Playing a cello can be nearly impossible if it is prone to slide, though, so a good rock stop for my endpin has always been a priority for me. I personally use and recommend the Xeros endpin anchor."
- Charlie Dwyer, Cellist & Shar Apprentice
 

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  • Rating:
    10 Stars
    Posted By: tablrt from Chacigo, IL
    October 26, 2008

    carbon fiber endpins

    they always feel like they are going to break when one uses them, and they bend dangerously! I really dont like them

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