That was us too, until we discovered carbon fiber- lightweight, stronger than steel and virtually silent. The BootHill endpin has a 15mm x 17 inch graphite carbon fiber rod with a threaded, pointed alloy tip for use with or without the heavy duty brass and rubber tip. The plug is solid ebony with a 1/17 taper for standard bass endpin holes, and the hardware is chrome plated brass. The secret to itís smooth and solid operation is a machined brass disk that evenly distributes the thumbscrew pressure onto the carbon fiber rod.
No more need to keep a pliers in your gigbag, my friends. Just snug it up and it stays put.
$115 Stock# EPC02E