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Stuber Chin Rest
If the front of a chin rest gives little grip, the back does it all. A product evaluation.
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Oliver
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I always believed that the front of a chin rest was there mainly to lift a sweaty chin off the varnish.  The front has other features, none good.

In search of a solution, I had a constant watch for a chin rest with a really "serious" back edge.  I found something in FiddlerShop that looks very promising.  The tall Stuber. 

It did not take much trial to appreciate how this chin rest works:

There is no way one could pull the violin away from the chin in a forward direction.  The "bump" is simply too big for that to happen.  However, I think someone slightly built might want a scaled down version.  (There seems to be a smaller/lower version also listed on FS.)

The chin rest is good at gripping the jaw (contour) which might add something new.  The chin rest wants to keep the violin pointed in a certain direction which in my case is about 45 degrees left .....which is about where I play anyhow but there is less "wiggle" room than with a flatter rest.

Bottom line ... seems to be just what I was looking for.

 

 

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Thanks for that Oliver.  I think I saw Fiddlerman using that rest in one of his videos. Is it the chin rest on the GCV Cremonese Kreisler demo video? It looked interesting and potentially comfortable.   

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No, it is not the Kreisler demo chin rest.  But you can see a good picture of the Stuben at the FiddlerShop site.  It is unique as chin rest designs go.  (A Tekka on steroids :)

I would suggest the "regular" (low) version as a safer place to start.  I am an XL so it works for me as a "tall". 

If you haven't had a lot of luck so far, I think the Stuben is a good candidate.

 

PS  You may have to go to the chin rest site and find Stuben with a SEARCH.

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Oliver said
...(A Tekka on steroids :)....

Hahahaha! I use Teka =)

Thanks for the review, Oliver =)

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I did not make it clear that I have been using a Teka.  About a year now.  I suspected that the Stuber would be just a little better for my size (XL).

So far so good but I know that results can change with time. 

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