The main objectives of the study are: (1) identification of potential passive damping concepts for slender tubular structural members with rotational and translational end springs under natural and forced-free vibrations; (2) evaluation of damping efficiencies of the various damping concepts; and (3) evaluation of the suitability of a theoretical finite difference analysis by comparison to the experimental results for the case of natural vibrations. Only member flexural an translation motion is considered. The natural vibration study is conducted on the seven damping concepts and for only one specific initial deflection. The most suitable of the seven dampers is further investigated under forced-free vibrations. In addition only one set of end springs is used for all of the experiments. The results show that passive damping provides a possible approach to structural vibration reduction.