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Hi, I hope all are well,
When I bought my violin from the best violin people on the planet (thanks again Mike, Pierre & the gang!) as with most people, I wanted to make sure I included the necessary accessories from the start (extra strings, soft/appropriate cleaning materials, etc). A great Fiddlerman shoulder rest came with my Master kit that I use most of the time. However, there are circumstances a lower profile shoulder rest is desired so I also bought one of the Gelrest - Micro's and it is wonderful. I highly recommend one for yourself. I did come across a problem with storage though (it recommends keeping the original blister pack to keep it in but the blister pack is too big & awkward for my case storage compartments so I found a great solution & decided to share in a short video.
Hope this helps... enjoy! 🙂
"I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin."
I'm actually using one as a chinrest. I place it just to the left of the tailpiece. I have a shoulder rest monstrosity (a regular Everest shoulder rest, plus a couple of pieces of foam tubing to make it actually reach my chest on on the treble side) and something wasn't right with that by itself. I put the Gelrest Micro in as a chinrest, and that got it up just high enough for me to put my chin on it and I now have a semi-stable platform to work with. (Still working on something to keep it from wanting to pull away from my neck, but things are a lot better than they used to be.)
The fact that it can peeled off and tried in a different spot in just a few seconds is one of its greatest virtues, in my book.