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TerryT
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February 16, 2012 - 4:07 pm
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I see that although there is a cork? shim between my violin and chin rest, the chin rest is actually in contact with my tailpiece.
Does this mean that when I use the chinrest, the contact will cause the tailpiece to flex enough to change the string tuning?

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Detuning is possible but loss of volume and tone is more likely.

Sometimes the two pieces will click but that is not welcome percussion.

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February 16, 2012 - 8:43 pm
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The biggest problem with that is unwanted vibration sounds against your chin-rest. I've heard them before. You could get this annoying rattling sound. It's best if your rest is clear of the tail-piece as Oliver said. Can you move it in either direction to clear it? Maybe just add some thin pieces of cork on both sides.

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Thanks Gents, I'll give it a try.
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