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Holstein Comfort Violin Chinrest
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April 18, 2021 - 4:52 pm
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I was hesitant to buy this chinrest because I have so many chinrests, already. They never really do the trick, or will for a few days and then no longer. It is as if the reason they seemed to do the trick was simply because they were different under my jaw.

But, I have been happy with Fiddlershop Products and am still searching for a comfortable setup. I decided to try the Holstein Comfort Violin Chinrest

Holstein Comfort Violin Chinrest

I love the height of this chinrest. I fits well with my Kun with collapsible legs, or Fiddlerman shoulder rest for a comfortable setup.

I was not sure that I would like this after I got it put of the box because it looks like the grip would be too aggressive for me, I usually get a shallower chinrest. To my surprise, this is extremely comfortable. The edges are rounded and soft. Super comfy.

I also usually prefer the center mount, with enough on the side for when I shift around. I was pleasantly surprised that this side mount with the over the tailpiece hook is perfect. The hook part over the tailpiece is every bit as comfortable as the side cup part. Nice!

I have been playing a lot over the past few days, with lengthy playing sessions. I never feel the chinrest. At times I will lower my violin so I can look at it. I can't figure it out. It is side-mount, not center, but I am finding that section over the tailpiece extremely comfortable and gentle. The side section is also very gentle. Lovely soft curves.

I have been playing for hours straight since I received this, a couple times every day. My neck and chin are never sore.

I will be getting a couple more for my other violins. 

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April 18, 2021 - 5:06 pm
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Interesting, I am after a new higher rest, shipping costs though make this to expensive for me, otherwise I would probably try one out, it looks good.

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April 18, 2021 - 5:28 pm
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It is strange, @stringy because the Holstein Comfy Chinrest is really not what I find remotely comfortable in other chinrests. It is side mount, deeper cup on the surface, etc.Yet, it is the most comfortable one ever and allows me to play for hours. I think it is the gentle soft curves and it conforms to a jawline better.

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April 18, 2021 - 5:43 pm
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I didnt like the chin rest that came on a fiddle.. put one of these on it.  not saying its a replacement for purchasing a better or different rest, but worked for me.

https://fiddlershop.com/produc.....t-solution

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