8 mm Cube Acoustics endpin
Cube Acoustics 8mm endpin is made of a patent-pending special alloy. Weight is ~ 246 g, length is 23.5″. The extra length allows for more rod resonating in the cello. Of course this varies with height of cellist, body length and contours of cello, so results should vary. As far as the tonal enhancements you will experience, you simply have to try it and gauge its performance for yourself. The endpin will tarnish over time and it can be left to a natural brown patina. If you want to polish it, recommended is 0000 steel wool, or brass/silver polish. Tip can be resharpened, or retrofit with a silicon carbide tip.