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What chinrest do you have and why?
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bocaholly said
could be an ebony insert? ... I mean that notch.

As for no chinrest, if you don't like or need the height, why not. I've tried it too and found it pretty comfortable (what I haven't tried to get comfortable!)   

Lol,  silly me.

Just bow it.

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The only issue I have with no chinrest is that you most likely will dampen vibrations on the top of the violin.

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Fiddlerman said
The only issue I have with no chinrest is that you most likely will dampen vibrations on the top of the violin.  

Absolutely. Especially since I see many people swearing that a shoulder rest can muffle the back of the violin too much. I find that a little hard to believe, as I thought the idea was maple for the back because it's strong and stiff and stable and not very resonant; spruce for the top because it's very resonant.

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I currently have a rosewood Stuber chin rest.  The violin (Superior Violin's Tia Bruna) came with an ebony Guaneri but it never felt stable. 

I also changed my shoulder rest from a Kennedy Violins Portland Gold to an Everest, which seems to work well with this chin rest.  It's really tricky since it seems like if you change one (chin or shoulder rest), you need to change out the other.

I'm still not 100% comfortable, but this was a step closer.  I've only been playing for a little over 2.5 years so factor that in.

 

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Geni758 said
I currently have a rosewood Stuber chin rest.  The violin (Superior Violin's Tia Bruna) came with an ebony Guaneri but it never felt stable. 

I also changed my shoulder rest from a Kennedy Violins Portland Gold to an Everest, which seems to work well with this chin rest.  It's really tricky since it seems like if you change one (chin or shoulder rest), you need to change out the other.

I'm still not 100% comfortable, but this was a step closer.  I've only been playing for a little over 2.5 years so factor that in.

 

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@Geni758 First welcome, glad to have you. Did you change for reasons of height for comfort or did it just not feel right?

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@Geni758 - I also use a Stuber on my personal violin. However, I haven't played on that in a long while.

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Yesterday morning my ebony Guarneri with Hill feet arrived loose in an A4 lightweight Jiffy bag - no protection whatsoever. I'm annoyed at that supplier! If I wake up today, I'll put it on the fiddle.

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I'm another user of the Berber style. I have a prominent chin and a long jawline. With conventional chinrests, my chin always touches the tailpiece unless I lay my head flat and point my chin away from the violin which twists my neck radically.

It's not quite the style of chin rest I find ideal. I wanted a more neutral and wider cup to allow for a more equal and varied weight distribution but the compromise will do.

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I think I mentioned it but a raised Stuber used to be my choice chinrest. Nowadays I just use whatever is already on the violin I test. LOL

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I deleted my post and started a new thread because it ended out being a little off topic. Could not find an option to delete the reply. Sorry.

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cid said
I deleted my post and started a new thread because it ended out being a little off topic. Could not find an option to delete the reply. Sorry.  

If going off topic is a sin, I am in a world of trouble.

I use whatever chinrest Pierre has put on. Think it is a Guarneri. But it is the first I have used that didn't choke me.

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Fiddlerman said
If you own anything made of Ebony, just sand it with fine sandpaper and collect the dust.  

Gordon Shumway said
Yesterday morning my ebony Guarneri with Hill feet arrived loose in an A4 lightweight Jiffy bag - no protection whatsoever. I'm annoyed at that supplier! If I wake up today, I'll put it on the fiddle.  

Also, I had finally got used to my Teka while the Guarneri was in the post. Sure enough, when I tried the Guarneri, I hated it and much preferred the Teka, which is back on the fiddle now. Fortunately I had bought the $25 Guarneri, not the $50 one.

So coincidentally, I do now have something made of ebony which I could file down, lol. No, that would be sacrilege. It will go into my accessory collection. But I suppose I could sand down the back of it, or some unimportant part.

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