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Storage option of the Gelrest - Micro...
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Gjinja
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April 12, 2017 - 5:08 pm
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Hi, I hope all are well,

When I bought my violin from the best violin people on the planet (thanks again Mike, Pierre & the gang!) as with most people, I wanted to make sure I included the necessary accessories from the start (extra strings, soft/appropriate cleaning materials, etc). A great Fiddlerman shoulder rest came with my Master kit that I use most of the time. However, there are circumstances a lower profile shoulder rest is desired so I also bought one of the Gelrest - Micro's and it is wonderful. I highly recommend one for yourself. I did come across a problem with storage though (it recommends keeping the original blister pack to keep it in but the blister pack is too big & awkward for my case storage compartments so I found a great solution & decided to share in a short video.

Hope this helps... enjoy! 🙂

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Fiddlerman
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April 13, 2017 - 1:43 pm
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Great video Dale. 🙂
Thanks for taking your time to make it. Very creative indeed. Perfect size too.

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

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Gjinja
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April 18, 2017 - 10:11 pm
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Thanks... & they're fairly cheap to. That always helps lol  🙂

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Fiddlerman
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April 24, 2017 - 9:01 am
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Cheap, practical and comfortable.
Not sure that they suit everyone but most people who don't use shoulder-rests in any case. 🙂

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Charles
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I'm actually using one as a chinrest. I place it just to the left of the tailpiece. I have a shoulder rest monstrosity  (a regular Everest shoulder rest, plus a couple of pieces of foam tubing to make it actually reach my chest on on the treble side) and something wasn't right with that by itself. I put the Gelrest Micro in as a chinrest, and that got it up just high enough for me to put my chin on it and I now have a semi-stable platform to work with. (Still working on something to keep it from wanting to pull away from my neck, but things are a lot better than they used to be.)

The fact that it can peeled off and tried in a different spot in just a few seconds is one of its greatest virtues, in my book.

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Fiddlerman
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April 27, 2017 - 9:55 am
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Fantastic tip Charles. That makes plenty of sense to me. I may even try it. 🙂

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Gjinja
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May 17, 2017 - 10:18 pm
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I agree Charles. These Gelrests are a versatile accessory all around. 🙂

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Fiddlerman
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May 18, 2017 - 9:23 am
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Yes they are and we sell out of them on a regular basis. Growing in popularity very quickly.

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but the one who needs the least."

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