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Jan 27, 2021 - 9:30:53 PM

Quincy

Belgium

34 posts since 1/16/2021

Today they will deliver my package, I ordered a Mach One Hook Shoulder Rest. I went through all the reviews , my teacher disadvised me a Bonmusica a while ago for the reason it limits movement, but this design seemed so nice and appealing to me, that I ordered it.
So far I used a plastic Artino shoulder rest.
I am kind of excited , I love the maple wood design, I hope it will meet my expectations.

Since I play without a chin rest I am looking to compensate the loss of height and hope I made a good choice.
My shoulder feels like it could use a nice curve in the shoulder rest, so this added too to my decision to order this one.

thomann.de/be/mach_one_hook_sh...n_4_4.htm

I searched for the type of shoulder rest here, but only one person said the good grip with the extra curvy end was a bit too much of the good thing for him.

Can't wait for my order to arrive!

Edited by - Quincy on 01/27/2021 21:59:33

Jan 28, 2021 - 5:59:09 AM
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2311 posts since 10/1/2008

Let us know what you think when it arrives. I have been using a Bon Musica for several years. I like how it may be fit to a persons shoulder shape and the height adjustment potential is excellent.

Jan 28, 2021 - 6:54:42 AM
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32 posts since 4/2/2019

I hope it works great for you! Shoulder rests have been a continual frustration for me. I had used Kuhns and finally bought a Bon Musica. I like the overall adjustability of the Bon Musica but I can’t get it set low enough to be very comfortable. I’ve lately been using Kuhn shoulder rests on a couple of violins and seem to be doing better with them this time. So many choices out there for shoulder rests.

Jan 28, 2021 - 1:04:06 PM
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1738 posts since 12/11/2008

I always just bought Kun rests because that's what the fiddle emporium either had or recommended, but it turns out that the hips of my prized Dimbath fiddle are in-between the widths a Kun can be adjusted to. To the rescue came the infinitely adjustable (and cheaper!) Artino. True, my Artino's shoulder pad is coming a bit loose, but my Kuns' shoulder pads tend to become shiny and slippery after a while, in any event. And if you try to rough them up with sandpaper they shed black on your shoulder. In other words, maybe I could text Signor Stradivari in Cremona and get him to make me The Better 'Rest.

Jan 28, 2021 - 5:58:52 PM
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217 posts since 6/3/2016

I have a Mach One shoulder rest, though I don't think it's the Hook model. It looks awesome and works great. 

Jan 28, 2021 - 6:24:29 PM

Quincy

Belgium

34 posts since 1/16/2021

I need to to have some more patience... Monday it will arrive. It was shipped from Germany yesterday and I had hope it would come my way the same day.

Jan 28, 2021 - 7:00:52 PM
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DougD

USA

9971 posts since 12/2/2007
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Always exciting to receive a package! So what I want to know - when it arrives will you greet the deivery person in German or French?

Jan 28, 2021 - 7:09:54 PM

Quincy

Belgium

34 posts since 1/16/2021

In Dutch ... Flemish Dutch , which sounds softer than the sharp "g" Dutch from our northern neigbours.

Jan 28, 2021 - 11:30:46 PM

banjopaolo

Italy

135 posts since 9/14/2010

Shoulder rest is a very personal choice, I use Kun and usually I suggest to my students to use a Kun style, but in the past I’ve used all sort of schoulder rest (including little pillow style...) and also played for years without shoulder rest and chinrest... the only shoulder rest that I really felt uncorfortable was the Menhuin, tha actually nobody uses any more!

Btw Don’t you think that this kind of accessories is too expencive? 70 euro for a shoulder rest is a lot in my opinion: I know it is a beautiful model made of natural wood, ok... but it seems anyway too much!

Jan 28, 2021 - 11:58:56 PM

Quincy

Belgium

34 posts since 1/16/2021

quote:
Originally posted by banjopaolo

Shoulder rest is a very personal choice, I use Kun and usually I suggest to my students to use a Kun style, but in the past I’ve used all sort of schoulder rest (including little pillow style...) and also played for years without shoulder rest and chinrest... the only shoulder rest that I really felt uncorfortable was the Menhuin, tha actually nobody uses any more!

Btw Don’t you think that this kind of accessories is too expencive? 70 euro for a shoulder rest is a lot in my opinion: I know it is a beautiful model made of natural wood, ok... but it seems anyway too much!


If it meets my expectations it's worth the price for me. But for this price I expect a decent wellmade Canadian product ;-) A decent pair of leather shoes costs almost the double here these days. I'm happy to spend my money on something that is made out of good materials and designed with craftsmanship. That's what it looks like when you zoom in on the pics. Compared with the plastic one, this one might last my life. 

Edited by - Quincy on 01/29/2021 00:07:30

Jan 29, 2021 - 2:29:06 AM
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Quincy

Belgium

34 posts since 1/16/2021

It arrived already!

Wow, what a nice and fine shoulder rest, I love it.
I can walk around while holding the violin only with chin and shoulder(rest), this feels very safe now.

The rubber feet fit like magic. Very nice product this is!

Can't wait for lunch break so that I can play a bit hehe.

Jan 29, 2021 - 3:36:49 AM

banjopaolo

Italy

135 posts since 9/14/2010

well! I'm happy you are confortable with it..

Jan 29, 2021 - 6:12:45 AM
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2311 posts since 10/1/2008

Indeed ... play on! R/

Jan 29, 2021 - 11:46:37 AM
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1738 posts since 12/11/2008

Anja -- The wife and I totally loved Belgium! The food. The beer. The gracious, friendly folks. The nicely mellowed look of the towns. My memory isn't as sharp as it ought to be, but I think I remember some excellent street fiddlers.

Jan 29, 2021 - 12:32:15 PM
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217 posts since 6/3/2016

quote:
Originally posted by Quincy

In Dutch ... Flemish Dutch , which sounds softer than the sharp "g" Dutch from our northern neigbours.


Goed zo.

Jan 29, 2021 - 9:25:48 PM

Quincy

Belgium

34 posts since 1/16/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Lonesome Fiddler

Anja -- The wife and I totally loved Belgium! The food. The beer. The gracious, friendly folks. The nicely mellowed look of the towns. My memory isn't as sharp as it ought to be, but I think I remember some excellent street fiddlers.


Nice to hear! I love a nice dark beer from time to time, when it's summerlaugh

I miss Belgium as it was at the moment, we are almost a year after corona broke out. I belong to the lucky ones who can work from home, but still.

Jan 29, 2021 - 9:26:53 PM

Quincy

Belgium

34 posts since 1/16/2021

quote:
Originally posted by RinconMtnErnie
quote:
Originally posted by Quincy

In Dutch ... Flemish Dutch , which sounds softer than the sharp "g" Dutch from our northern neigbours.


Goed zo.


In Northern Dutch that would sound like Choed so :-p

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