When I installed my new tailpiece, I noticed that the cork on my chinkiest has left marks on my violin, on either side of the saddle. I've attached a picture to show one off the two marks. My question is how I can fix up that area. I'm considering a different chinrest, one that sits to the side instead of over the tailpiece. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
Hopefully it is just residue of some sort and not where the wood grain has been crushed by pressure from the clamp?
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
I don't know if it's sticky - I didn't feel it, just noticed it. I'll have to check it out tomorrow. Hopefully I didn't use too much pressure, but I noticed this the first time I took off the chinrest, ie., those marks were there when I bought my violin. I'll let y'all know what I find out about it.
I've seen similar marks in a YouTube video about replacing a chinrest. The replacement chinrest was the same type (over the tailpiece) so the cork was in the same place.
BTW, thanks for your replies. Hopefully it is jus some sort of residue. Oh, and sorry about the "chinkiest" in my original post. Apparently, my iMac thinks that "chinrest" should actually be "chinkiest".
Thanks for all the responses. I may just end up get a different chin rest that fits over the tailpiece. I've seen the Flesch chin rest, but that looks a bit large. I can get one for a really good price on eBay. I'm using that Mechanical Turk program from Amazon to earn some extra money. I'm all the way up to $1.00 hahaha It'll be a while before I get any "real" money and by then, I'll have made up my mind as to how I'll proceed.