Tone Acoustics began with a conversation between two friends- one in the audio equipment industry and the other a professional cellist. While discussing ways to produce better sound, an idea was formed that would lead to the development of an improvement to an often overlooked component of standing string instruments - the endpin.
Most endpins are comprised of multiple materials with varying vibrational properties. Because different materials resonate at varying rates of speed, differing materials confuse the sound as they store and transfer energy/sound, often interfering with each other. Both men agreed that there must be a more efficient way to transfer the energy wasted through the bottom of the instrument.
Combining the principles of acoustic coupling and the science of vibrational transfer, they looked toward using brass, long recognized for its acoustical properties and consistency. Using all-brass composition for the endpin components - including the introduction of a free standing floor plate -was found to focus and unify vibrational energy within the instrument, creating an uninhibited, more powerful and vibrant tonal quality. The endpin became an extension of the instrument, rather than just a mechanical stand.
After years of research and real-world feedback from prototypes used by some of the world's best bassists and cellists, Tone Acoustics is excited to finally have a completed system to offer to the discerning musician.
DISCLAIMER: The sharpened tip may damage floors during use. It is recommended that musicians check with the performance venue facilities manager before grounding the sharpened tip. Tone Acoustics may not be held liable for any such damage that occurs.