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Ray Chen's shoulder rest

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At 16:10 of this video (it's great), Ray Chen showed that his bar-shaped shoulder rest was attached to his 1715 Strad using some kind of glue. Judging from the magnet-like action of the attachment, I thought the glue must be very strong (i.e., unlike the suction-cup type of "glue" used by AcoustaGrip). Ray said that it is a special type of glue that does not harm the varnish. Does anyone know what kind of glue is that?

 

Henry

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Somehow, I dunno, if I was a rep of the Nippon foundation, I think I'd be cringing a little every time he sticks that thing on and pulls it off.

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I use a Kun shoulder rest.  I cring slightly every day as I put it on and take it off.  No visible wear from 5 years(ish) of this daily activity, but those little rubber brackets that grip the edge of the back plate have to be causing some wear.  I'd definately be interested in a better mouse trap (shoulder rest).

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Thanks to those who have replied. It seems that we are still not sure what the glue really is.  It's unlikely to be the "washable school glue", Jim, as it would not be called a "special type of glue" :D. Jezzupe, the sentiment is exactly the reason I started the thread -- I thought the Nippon foundation would be interested in knowing the type of glue he is using. Dwight, I used the AcoustaGrip shoulder rest occassionally and didn't notice any adverse effect on the varnish of my violin.

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