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Apr 20, 2019 - 1:59:35 PM
1375 posts since 12/11/2008

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.

Apr 20, 2019 - 3:37:19 PM

2132 posts since 10/1/2008

https://www.thesoundpost.com/en/store/accessories/violin/shoulder-rests/bon-musica/bon-musica-violin-shoulder-rest-4-4?curr=USD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6IKi693f4QIVBI9bCh2BogmMEAQYAiABEgLYbvD_BwE

 

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/

Apr 20, 2019 - 3:40:11 PM

9 posts since 8/7/2016

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.

Apr 20, 2019 - 9:17:22 PM

1375 posts since 12/11/2008

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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.

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:28:56 AM
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bob t

USA

88 posts since 12/26/2007

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

Apr 21, 2019 - 1:12:29 PM

1375 posts since 12/11/2008

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.

Apr 21, 2019 - 2:41:25 PM

4198 posts since 9/26/2008

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.

Apr 21, 2019 - 4:16:58 PM

bob t

USA

88 posts since 12/26/2007

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

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:56:33 AM
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RobBob

USA

2637 posts since 6/26/2007
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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.

Apr 25, 2019 - 3:45:32 PM

84 posts since 8/1/2014

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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