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Lonesome Fiddler - Posted - 04/20/2019:  13:59:35


My favorite fiddle's hips are ever so slightly smaller than the hips on my other two fiddles, and my Kun shoulder rests simply can't be adjusted finely enough to get me a proper grip. Can anybody suggest a shoulder rest that'll work for me? Jerry-rigging the Kun's feet-widths with rubber-tubing/rubber bands, etc., just isn't working for me. Making matters worse, I truly love the way my Kun rests rest on my shoulder.

UsuallyPickin - Posted - 04/20/2019:  15:37:19


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A Bon Musica shoulder rest is built on a thin metal frame and is adjustable to fit both the curve of your shoulder and your violin. R/

montananmrk - Posted - 04/20/2019:  15:40:11


The absolute best shoulder rest that I have found for not falling off and being most comfortable is the Comford Violin Shoulder Cradle medium. It absolutely will not fall off. I have tried every shoulder rest known and this is the best. Shar music carries them.

Lonesome Fiddler - Posted - 04/20/2019:  21:17:22


quote:

Originally posted by montananmrk

The absolute best shoulder rest that I have found for not falling off and being most comfortable is the Comford Violin Shoulder Cradle medium. It absolutely will not fall off. I have tried every shoulder rest known and this is the best. Shar music carries them.






Thanks.  Looks promising.  I'll try one.

bob t - Posted - 04/21/2019:  06:28:56


I've tried more than a dozen shoulder rests trying to find one comfortable for an arthritic neck and one that stays on the fiddle. Here's what I use now and its the cheapest one I've tried to boot!


sharmusic.com/Accessories/Shou...-Rest.axd

Lonesome Fiddler - Posted - 04/21/2019:  13:12:29


quote:

Originally posted by bob t

I've tried more than a dozen shoulder rests trying to find one comfortable for an arthritic neck and one that stays on the fiddle. Here's what I use now and its the cheapest one I've tried to boot!





sharmusic.com/Accessories/Shou...-Rest.axd






Thanks.  It's the fine-tuning of the distance between the mounts that intrigue me.

ChickenMan - Posted - 04/21/2019:  14:41:25


I too have a fiddle that is also ever so slightly narrower and up until now, I've just dealt with it falling off every so often. That one at Shar's looks promising.

bob t - Posted - 04/21/2019:  16:16:58


quote:

Originally posted by Lonesome Fiddler

quote:

Originally posted by bob t

I've tried more than a dozen shoulder rests trying to find one comfortable for an arthritic neck and one that stays on the fiddle. Here's what I use now and its the cheapest one I've tried to boot!





sharmusic.com/Accessories/Shou...-Rest.axd






Thanks.  It's the fine-tuning of the distance between the mounts that intrigue me.






This one is quite adjustable

RobBob - Posted - 04/23/2019:  04:56:33


I found the Kun prone to fall off. I use an Everest or Chinese knockoff. They are light, cheap and seem to work fine for me. I don't want to add a lot of infrastructure to the fiddle and only use shoulder rest to keep me from stop playing fiddle altogether due to upper back and neck stress.

TexasRed - Posted - 04/25/2019:  15:45:32


If you like the kun enough, the kun solo would be good for you

I always set my shoulder rests about as far back as they can go, the solo has buttons that let you go all the way down to 3/4 size. The 3/4 and 4/4 are the same rest.

It took me awhile to find something decently comfortable, it ended up being the kun solo and a taller teka chin rest

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