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chin rest for Cecelio?
Can I install a new chin rest on Cecelio electric fiddle?
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April 13, 2016 - 5:07 pm
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Hi, I've had my Cecilio CEVN for a year now and I love the sound. But it keeps slipping. I have a long neck. Maybe I need a new shoulder rest (using an Everest now). But I measured the Cecilio's thickness vs my acoustic, and the Cecilio is about 1/4-inch thinner. 

I'm thinking I could have a higher chin rest and/or shoulder pad. I called my local violin shop and he told me over the phone that the brackets for a new chin rest won't fit the Cecilio. 

Has anyone replaced the chin rest that comes with the Cecilio with a new one?



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April 13, 2016 - 7:33 pm
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Yes.  with a 35mm extra tall Guarnerri style.  (Not sure if I spelled that right).

I started out with the Fiddlerman shoulder rest, but had to move to an Everest to get the height.  I have limited mobility when it comes to tilting my head to the left from an injury.

The Cecelio is fun to play with, especially when I start messing with the effects on the amp (When no one is home).  Otherwise, I do use it to practice silently (to others) with headphones on.

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Might consider a Impressionist chin-rest comforter from Fiddler shop. It adds a bit of heigth plus forms to you jaw, I like the one I use on my fiddle extremely well.

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April 14, 2016 - 8:26 pm
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Thanks, Mark and dj, I took my fiddle into repair shop and he was able to install a new chin rest (left side, not centered like the old one). I felt an immediate difference. I'll also try the Impressionist. 


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April 19, 2016 - 7:35 am
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Give us a call at Fiddlershop 954 530 5999
We have a few super tall chin rests that might interest you. We purchased them to sell on the site but never posted them.
You are right that a tall chinrest changes everything on that instrument and makes it way more comfortable to hold.

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