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As I complained about early in my blog, the chin rest dug into my collar bone and was very uncomfortable.
Even with the Kun shoulder rest, it continued to be a problem so I used a piece of heavy felt (which came from a clothes dryer drum support that I had replaced). I cut slots for the rubber bands and glued a piece of right angle plastic so it would stay in the proper place. I then rubber banded it to the viola.
As can be seen here, any contact there now is on the new pad.
The old curmudgeon!
That spot can be terrible pain for the collarbone!
My SureRest isn't as high as my other rests, but I love that it covers that nasty spot. Read they're in the process of producing one for Violas - makes me happy, because I've been thinking about a 5 string Viola! ...after I play my Mortimer a bit better. (lol)
Don't know why I didn't think of it before, but Dr. Scholls used to have little sheets of adhesive-backed white foam and "moleskin", in almost every drugstore. The white foam was very dense and much thicker than the moleskin. I used cut out shapes to help train my Great Dane puppies' ears to stand.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa
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@JohnG hey, finding what works & makes playing comfortable is important. I use a cosmetic sponge rubberbanded to my shoulder rest to make it feel right.
I got this cloth from a lady who handmakes them on Etsy.com. It slips onto the chinrest, comes down over the button, & attaches underneath by a small elastic band. Fits securely. I don't use it often, but I used it when I played outside in warmer weather a few times.