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Chin Rest Design. Hand-made.
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Oliver
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( Excerpt from previous e-mail to Fiddlerman. )  ( photos below text )

 

Before you ask what is this ! ?  Let me go step by step.

First, the piece is whittled for a very close fit to my chin/jaw.  No discomfort at all.

You can also see that the chin rest has a long taper down to the violin

surface.  No leading edge bumps which would urge the violin AWAY.

 Rather, the slope creates a long wedge BACK towards me.

The triangular profile from the back also accomodates the jawbone ( left

drop-off )  I believe that can be an issue with commercial CR's.

Maybe the best part is invisible.  That is that this configuration has

improved recovery action when things get pushed around.  I mean, that if

I am about to "loose it", my chin pressure will act to direct the

violin back towards the neck and collarbone.  ( I believe that

mechanical people call this "absolute stability".)  In any case it is

very user friendly.  I can play for hours and not even know it is there !

I have a second trial going on with my electric but I can tell it is acting the same.

 

 

PS  Yes, I use a shoulder rest with this CR being that it is very low.

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Fiddlerman
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March 2, 2011 - 10:48 pm
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Very interesting idea. Pulling the violin back towards the body, not feeling the need to grip it too hard. I would have appreciated a little more hight to it for my own sake but I am sure it suits many different body types.

Here is a picture of my chin-rest. I believe it is a Stuber chin-rest.

Fiddlermans stuber chinrest built up one inchImage Enlarger

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Fiddlerman
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March 2, 2011 - 10:52 pm
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BTW Oliver, I think that you have to change permissions in order for us to see those pictures. You can also upload them here using the Insert/edit image button above the text field when posting. This would probably be easier.

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Will try that.

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For some strange reason I can't see the pictures. Confused

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Fiddleman said that I had posted pictures incorrectly in the past. I'll try again if I can remember his instructions.  Check back later.    ( maybe 10:30 ).

 

P.S.  No luck.  Site says my pictures (JPG) are too big to post from "browse" function because I can not exceed 51.2 KB. 
Pictures should be up tomorrow because I will rework them in my other computer photoshop app.

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Fiddlerman
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March 4, 2011 - 11:00 am
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Sorry guys Frown

I took the default settings as far as max image size is concerned. I could raise it a bit but maybe when the forum becomes bigSmile I'll be needing the space.

Here is a simple fast and free online image resizer. The only problem is that you don't know in advance how big it will be, only the resolution. Try simply choosing jpg quality to GOOD.

http://www.picresize.com/

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Fiddlefaddle    OK ?

Monkeyed around with iPhoto and Preview for around 30-35 KB.

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I have actually seen chinrests like this before. In fact, I recently got a fixer upper fiddle that had a chin rest just like this actually glued to the top (what a mess lol). The problem I see with this is that the cr offers no protection to the violin. Eventually  you would end up removing all the varnish from the chin rest area of the violin.  Needless to say, this could be very damaging to the instrument.

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I'm sure you are correct.  I am thinking of ways to raise the chin rest a little on a larger but thin platform.  In other words, essentially a higher chin rest but not much.

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