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MrYikes
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I wasn't happy using a regular rubber band to hold the rest material in place and I think FM bought all the pads he uses (cause I couldn't find them and the ladies where looking at me funny in the department) so I used the rubber shelf liner.  It works well.  But the changes took me back to the abilities I had in April.  By the way taking off these rests and tuners did improve the sound considerably.  I also changed the bridge.rest-001.JPGImage Enlarger

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It actually looks good and I imagine it works great to keep the instrument from slipping as well as soften the connection. Thanks for the post. :)

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oh wow! a wonderful and easy adaptation for those who want to play without a shoulder rest!!! 

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I like what you have done. I will make a suggestion. You have the strap connected to the end of the C bout on the bottom plate. It might be best to bring it up to the top plate so it gives downward pressure on the plate instead of pulling on the bottom plate.

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Thank you Kevin for the suggestion and I see your point, but I really don't believe that there is enough pressure to cause a problem.  This rubber shelf liner material is very grabby (technical term) so there is no need to have it stretched tightly.  It is very easy to make it into a one piece strap and pad which can take away the need for any pressure at all.  But again thank you for your thoughts.  Bob.

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I think the rubber shelf stuff sounds like a really good option for a super good grip.  Very innovative. :)

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It is easy to see that one end of the gadget attaches to the point of the C-bout, but from these pics I can't really tell where the other end is attaching.  It doesn't look like it could be the button/endpin?

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deceptive pictures.  It is fastened to the end pin.  and the more I use it, the more I like it.

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Good invention. :-) :) :-)

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Time to do a good photo layout and sell them on e-bay!, (and FM.com)thumbs-up

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Kevin M. said
I like what you have done. I will make a suggestion. You have the strap connected to the end of the C bout on the bottom plate. It might be best to bring it up to the top plate so it gives downward pressure on the plate instead of pulling on the bottom plate.

I totally see Kevin's point. Plates have a natural way of separating without the extra pressure.

Any pressure at all on the strap between the pad and the C bout can cause plate separation.

Just my opinion.

 

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