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Do you want to test 5 different chin-rests to find one for yourself?
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Fiddlerman
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January 15, 2012 - 10:23 am
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Because very few music stores carry enough chin-rests and even fewer would allow you to test them at your leisure I have come up with an idea.

Fiddlershop would be willing to send out 5, possibly more, chinrests to fiddlerman members who are interested. Hopefully the member would keep the one that works and send the others back. This is the only way I can think of that a person will have an honest chance to find the proper chin-rest. It would give you the chance to test them one by one and really feel the difference. The only problem is that I have to stock perhaps 5 or more of each type, and probably up to 10 different types. My idea is that a person pays a $100 deposit to get the 5 chinrests sent to them and $30 for the one they want to keep, fiddlershop returns $70 upon the return. If the person doesn't want any of the chinrests fiddlershop keeps $15 for shipping and handling minus possible damages. A return postage label would be included in the box along with the chinrests to make it simple to return. I would do this more as a service than a money maker.

Anyone interested? We can start a waiting list here.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I'd be interested. I'm leaving out of town and will be back in March so could do it then.

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Yes, I would be interested too. I think I might benefit from one that sits up a littler higher??? It would be nice to try a variety.

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thumbs-up Great idea! I'm in!! =) I have dificulties with my standart chin-rest - it's too flat i guess dunno

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Fiddlerman
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January 15, 2012 - 8:29 pm
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I'll put you first Music maker since MGN is going out of town.
I'll fit you in so that you get it in March sometime MGN.
I'll have to get back to you on that Naska, need to check postage costs to Russia 🙁

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but the one who needs the least."

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Gail
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I'm very interested.  I have a long neck and the basic chin rest that came with my violin is as low as it can be.  I'd rather add height to the chin rest than the shoulder rest.  Count me in.

I've learned so much from my mistakes that I've decided to make some more.

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Samuel L Boogie
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I love this idea, I wonder how it would (not) work shipping to the UK.

The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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Fiddlerman
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January 16, 2012 - 8:26 am
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Great, I will start the list and I'll have to wait a little with the international shipments in the beginning until I figure out the best way. It takes up to 10 business days for shipment plus costs more. That means that the chinrests would be busy for anywhere from 20 - 27 business days if the member had it for one week.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Kevin M.
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What a great idea. Last time I went looking for a chin rest most stores only had one and you had to buy from a catalogue except for a little store near us, only 20 miles instead of 60 miles, he agreed to order several of my choice and when they came in I could buy the one I like.  He agreed with me that one chin rest did not fit everyone.  This store was an exception as is fiddlershop.com.

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Fiddlerman
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January 16, 2012 - 1:25 pm
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Alright then. Let's spread the word. So far I have 3, living in US that are interested. Not saying that I will leave out you great members living abroad just saying it is more complicated. I really want to help you guys too. I might have a couple of sets shipping around as a solution. Maybe I have to charge an extra $10 outside of US. How do I deal with customs? I can write, "TEST CHIN-RESTS", like they would understand that. ROFL

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but the one who needs the least."

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They go as samples

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Fiddlerman
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January 16, 2012 - 3:00 pm
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Here are the Chin-rests that I am ordering for tomorrow. No shipping today because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Look over these chin-rests and if you have a particular model not found here that you want to try let me know before tomorrow so that I can get them over here in time.

2 = Berber Model Chinrest - CR1214-1A
2 = Flesch model chinrest, hump. Violin - CR1428-1B
2 = Hamburg Model Chinrest - CR1236-1A
2 = Teka Model Chinrest - CR1268-1B
2 = Stuber model chinrest - CR1464-1B   

Look here for my chin-rests and even anywhere else you may know of that has as chinrest model that you like. I tried to only list common and typical models and the ones that I like.

Please don't hesitate to give opinions as it will help many searching for the perfect chin-rest.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Mad_Wed
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Fiddlerman said

..I'll have to get back to you on that Naska, need to check postage costs to Russia 🙁

facepalm a! I forgot about distances and countries again!facepalm I guess shipping is b-slap. Then i'll better look at the pictures in your shop and pick one that looks suitable coffee

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Gail
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I like the Stuber one and I think I might order it.  How tall does it sit above the top of the violin?  What is Hill hardware?  Do I need that, too?

I've learned so much from my mistakes that I've decided to make some more.

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Fiddlerman
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January 16, 2012 - 8:59 pm
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Stuber is the same one I use Gail. And hill hardware is just a more rugged type of hardware to clamp it onto the fiddle. "Hill-style" clamps have a separate foot for each screw rather than a bar between them. You don't need it at all. I actually had mine built up by a luthier. Maybe Kevin or CatMcCall can give advice as to how to do that???

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I ordered the Stuber chinrest and completed the ordering process.  Then as an afterthought I ordered a wall hanger.  Can these two items be shipped together?  Thanks!

I've learned so much from my mistakes that I've decided to make some more.

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Fiddlerman
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January 17, 2012 - 1:30 pm
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Yes. No problem, however, I won't charge you twice for shipping no matter what. I didn't capture your card yet, just authorized it. The only trouble is that you may have to wait a week extra for the chin-rest since I ordered them yesterday but they were not shipped because of the post-office being closed for the holiday.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks.  No hurry.

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Mad_Wed
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Fiddlerman said

... How do I deal with customs? I can write, "TEST CHIN-RESTS", like they would understand that. ROFL

I've just thought what they can imagine if read my package list:

Bow...

strings (also translates like a "bowstrings")

wolf eliminator...

fork...

cap...

Looks like an archer's and wolf - hunter's set roflol.. heavy rubber mute.. poor wolfs rofl

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Fiddlerman
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January 17, 2012 - 9:06 pm
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I see your point 🙂
Hope that you get your stuff soon.

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but the one who needs the least."

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