Endpin Holders (rockstops)

Artino Endpin Holder

Artino's rosewood cello floor (SP20) attaches to chair leg with an adjustable webbed strap.   There are multiple dimples in the wood for placement with or without rubber tip.  If you have a very sharp tip, you can stick it anywhere in the wood. The 2 holes on the other end allow for quick length adjustments by lifting the chair leg and placing it in the alternate hole.

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  • Price $20.00

Artino Round Sound Anchor

Artino's SP4W rockstop has a 3" diameter round wood resonating chamber, 3/4 inch deep with non-skid backing.  The web strap extends from 24-43 inches and is detachable so the Artino can be used with or without strap.  The cup that holds the endpin is plastic lined to prevent sharp tips from penetrating.  Id you keep a rubber tip over your endpin, be aware the cup is just over 5/8" in diameter and only 2mm (less than 1/16") deep.  The effectiveness of  the resonating chamber will vary with a room's features and acoustic properties.

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  • Price $20

Artino Sound Anchor Box

Artino's rosewood "floor" (SP30) sits on top of a resonating chamber and attaches to chair via an adjustable webbed strap.   The cello floor has dimples which will accommodate a bare endpin tip.  If you have a super sharp endpin tip, you can stick it anywhere in the wood for quick micro-adjustments.  Effectiveness of the resonating chamber will vary with a room's features and acoustic properties.

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  • Price $32.40

Black Hole

The Black Hole is a solid rubber disk that is concave on the bottom, tacky to the touch when clean, and sticks to most but not all (clean) floor surfaces.  The cup for the tip is 5/8" in diameter and 3/8" deep which only matters if you keep a rubber tip over your sharp endpin tip.  There is a hard plastic liner to protect sharp tips (like New Harmony's) from piercing the rockstop.  Remember to renew the tacky surface by a warm water wash when dirt and particles stuck to it prevent it from slipping. 

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  • Price $18.00

Pinstop

Made of recycled plastic, this black rockstop has a renewable adhesive back.  Think of a post-it note that you can stick repeatedly.  But with this adhesive, when it gets a lot of dust or particles on it, you wash it and it gets tacky again.  About the size of a credit card, 1/4 inch thick so it slips in your pocket easily -- with the protector strip over the adhesive. When this is brand new, it can require more strength to twist it off a hard floor, so it may be a poor choice for some people.  Moving one's chair can be easier than moving the rockstop, so if you are in a tight orchestral seating, place it carefully.    If you keep a rubber tip over your sharp endpin, be aware the hole is  3/4" across and 3/16" deep. 

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  • Price $12.95

Vivacello

Vivacello is a small plastic rockstop with 3 round rubber feet for grip and stability, whether used on smooth surface floors or carpets.  Some people prefer the three points of contact with the floor instead of one round disk.  The brass cup in the center is too small to accommodate large rubber caps (like New Harmony) but will fit smaller ones, or bare tips.  Colors: purple, green, blue, red, black.  Cellists who sit with a more vertical posture will find the Vivacello more effective than someone who sits with the endpin extended way out in front of them.  The pressure exerted is more horizontal than it is downward, and it can skitter away.

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  • Price $15.00

Stoppin

Clear rubber rockstop, 3" square, has a concave tacky bottom to form a suction on most clean smooth surfaces.  Also works on carpets.  The top has a bubbled surface so you can easily adjust placement of your endpin.  This is not a good choice if you have an extremely sharp tip as it will eventually puncture and penetrate the rubber.

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  • Price $12.00

Xeros

Xeros is a light-weight ABS plastic rockstop, 3" square with a deep cup in the center to hold either a bare endpin tip or one with a rubber cap.  The bottom of the Xeros has rubber backing.  The webbed strap adjusts from 16" to 29" and has a 2" D-shaped ring on the other end.  Place the chair leg through the ring to hold in place.

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  • Price $14.00

Stoppin Large

Clear rubber rockstop, 3" square, has a concave tacky bottom to form a suction on most clean smooth surfaces.  Also works on carpets.  The top has a bubbled surface so you can easily adjust placement of your endpin.  This is not a good choice if you have an extremely sharp tip as it will eventually puncture and penetrate the rubber. 

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  • Price $12.00

Cellino

This wooden rockstop will attach to one or two chair legs for added stability. This is important when cellists have a lot of movement in their playing and a single strap fails to keep the endpin in one place.

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  • Price 35.00