Hitting Cello Endpin on Floor - Damage?


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Hi, I had my endpin without a rubber tip, all the way retracted into the cello, and had knocked the sharp tip on the floor straight down, making a loud cracking noise on my floor.  Could this have damaged the cello in any way?  Thanks!

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9 hours ago, Robertwang789 said:

Hi, I had my endpin without a rubber tip, all the way retracted into the cello, and had knocked the sharp tip on the floor straight down, making a loud cracking noise on my floor.  Could this have damaged the cello in any way?  Thanks!

It certainly could have. The wooden portion of the endpin unit fits into the body with a taper (in most cases), if the collar was not already against the rib, it could have become forced it in further, causing the end block to split. You will not really be able to tell from the outside.

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1 hour ago, Wood Butcher said:

It certainly could have. The wooden portion of the endpin unit fits into the body with a taper (in most cases), if the collar was not already against the rib, it could have become forced it in further, causing the end block to split. You will not really be able to tell from the outside.

And if the collar was against the rib the pin socket is already too loose and needs attention as well. Definitely time for a check up.

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