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Bon Musica Shoulder Rest
Shoulder rest comparisons.
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Gordon Shumway
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starise said

Why adults buy stuff is a big generalization. 

Because they can!

Andrew

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Thanks for taking me off the hook there Gordon 🙂 

If in doubt, just buy the darned thing 🙂 I'm at the place where I'm mostly content. I'm not hot, I'm not cold, I'm not stuffed, I'm not hungry. I'm at the place where I no longer trade a car because of the year. I mostly don't  care about things. I'm more about can I use that thing? Will another thing help me in some way and will I need a thing because I bought the other thing? Having things means I have to make sure they work, take care of them.When I get up in the morning I put on whatever I have to wear. Don't obsess about too much of anything. I occasionally get an itch for something, do a little homework. If I think it might help me I'll buy it. I sometimes buy something if I want to try it. At one time I bought stuff without much thought. 

Violins are fun to buy for. I'm sure I'll eventually get to the place where that no longer matters either. For the beginner I think it's all mainly about finding what works best and not overthinking it, for me at least. What I have found with violin playing is I go back and forth like a fickle girlfriend on everything. Sometimes one rosin is better, other times another rosin seems better. Same with strings. At any given time you never know where I'll be. I just swapped violins to a violin I didn't like. Now it seems to sound better. Maybe I'm nuts??? I'm willing to accept that if it's true 🙂

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@starise said

If in doubt, just buy the darned thing

Exactly. 

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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I bought the Bon Musica for my FM Masters Viola. I love the fit and feel across my shoulder but it made the viola sit a bot too high on my chin. Now the rest sits on the shelf and Im back to the Kun..

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Maybe you can sell it here!!!

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

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I'm trying mine out now. I don't want to put someone on the spot who might not want to be put on the spot. They were generous. I was able to try the Bonmusica. Thank you!

 

As for the Bonmusica. I LOVE it. Makes the difference between the violin falling off of me and having ample support. I understand it isn't for everyone but it's working very well for me!

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@starise That is all that matters is that it is working for you. thumbs-up

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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starise said
I'm trying mine out now. I don't want to put someone on the spot who might not want to be put on the spot. They were generous. I was able to try the Bonmusica. Thank you!

 

As for the Bonmusica. I LOVE it. Makes the difference between the violin falling off of me and having ample support. I understand it isn't for everyone but it's working very well for me!

  

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People who use the Bonmusica love it.
Everyone is different so it doesn't work for most people but if you're looking for a shoulder rest that keeps your instrument from sliding down your chest without effort, and you don't have a short neck, this could be the right rest for you.

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

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Sliding down my chest is exactly the uncomfortable sensation I had prior to this using the Kun. Thanks Fiddlerman!

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Happy to hear that the Kun works well for you starise.

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

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