FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Guarnerius chinrest
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
TerryT
Coleshill, Warwickshire
Members

Regulars
January 29, 2012 - 9:01 am
Member Since: December 15, 2011
Forum Posts: 1698
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Guarnerius! Anyone know anything about this chin rest name?
Haven't seen one up close and personal but it looks like a good comfortable shape.
I'm looking to get a little extra height to see if it cures my back problem when I practice for a long time

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
January 29, 2012 - 9:12 am
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

One of the worse.

Watch people who (try to) use it on YouTube.

coffee2

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
January 29, 2012 - 10:07 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702

I have one in the test kit. The thing is that it is one of the most common ones but the one that I include is the model with a hump.

When it comes to chin-rests a lot is dependent upon your jaw build and shape. Also how you hold your instrument, height and position.

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

Avatar
TerryT
Coleshill, Warwickshire
Members

Regulars
January 29, 2012 - 12:47 pm
Member Since: December 15, 2011
Forum Posts: 1698
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Lol, you have one with a hump?
Funny, but in England "having the hump" with someone means thet've upset you.
Just sayin!facepalm

I thing I had better find a shop with a few to try, will be a bit expensive for me to try your option Fiddlerman, if they get lost in the post, it could prove out expensive for me.

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

Avatar
TerryT
Coleshill, Warwickshire
Members

Regulars
January 29, 2012 - 12:51 pm
Member Since: December 15, 2011
Forum Posts: 1698
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Oliver, I'll go check YouTubethumbs-up

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
January 29, 2012 - 5:11 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702

Sure Terry. It's not going to be profitable for me anyway. I just want to help people find their ideal chin-rest.

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

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
January 29, 2012 - 7:55 pm
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

OK, I checked Fiddlershop and snooped around BUT I did not find details of your(FM) chin rest deal.  How does it work?

In retrospect, any reasonable investment towards the correct chin rest would have saved me a lot of wasted time, sore necks and back and at least $100, I'm sure.  Throw in shoulder rests and we're talking maybe $250-300. 

And I now know that there was a great impact on my (lack of) progress.  Too much to fight off discomfort and play the best violin at the same time.

The fact is that I have made every mistake possible and have even invented a few of my own!

fish

PS  I only regret that I already have an ebony Berber because your wood version is a honey !!

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Late bloomer
Dallas Texas
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
January 30, 2012 - 9:48 am
Member Since: October 12, 2011
Forum Posts: 563
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

About chin rest, think I might try raising mine a little.  Pierre, what did you use for shim material on yours?

No matter where you go, there you are!

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
January 30, 2012 - 9:56 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702

Actually, I used to be spoiled and the orchestra paid for everything. I left it to a luthier and he built it up for me. He used Ebony. It fits so well that it looks like it's part of the chin-rest. Still as good as new after about 15 years.

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

Avatar
Late bloomer
Dallas Texas
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
January 30, 2012 - 10:04 am
Member Since: October 12, 2011
Forum Posts: 563
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Thanks. Now I just need to decide if I want to pony up for a luthier or join a orchestra. hmm.  LOLexactly

No matter where you go, there you are!

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
49 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today harvestman, fiddlinmama
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3755

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3555

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6441

Posts: 80327

Newest Members:

elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon, stirlingite771, mdedmon

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11702, KindaScratchy: 1651