Pinned. To a wall if you're a pin-up girl. In a book if you're a butterfly caught between the sheets. Between a rock and a hard place if you're shit outa luck. To a lapel for a night on the town. To the floor if you're a musician playing a cello, double bass, bassoon, bass clarinet or similar. Reader Tom DeVuono pined for proper pinning of the latter, approaching the subject from an audiophile perspective. To wit:

Read 6moons almost daily. As always a real enjoyable adventure. Sometime ago I wrote in reply of your comments on the Caravelle speaker stands and their method of vibrational transfer and mechanical grounding and how these reactive stands needed to break in.. In my note to you I made mention of a new end pin for cello and bass. Attached is a copy of a handout I composed for the Jamie Abesold jazz clinic held every summer here in Louisville Kentucky. It's been difficult for me get the pin understood and installed in only a couple of instruments. One teacher who tried it on her second-tier cello now plays this second-rate instrument in preference to what was her first. I also have a prototype footer for piano based on the same mechanical coupling and transfer functions as the end pin...all relates back to proper grounding of audio systems. Hope you and your family are happy and healthy.

Tom DeVuono

I get this concept completely. In fact, acquisition of a German System bass clarinet is in my future for 2008 and when the time comes, I shall requisition Tom for a custom spike fitting and report on the differences in these pages. Musicians reading this who play instruments coupled to the floor, contact Tom here for further information.