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Pedi case viola bow holder question

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Good afternoon group,

  I'm a happy Pedi case owner. I'm a bit worried about the fact that when I close the case one of the bow holders is touching my Guarneri-type chinrest putting a bit of pressure on its slightly elevated edge. Is this a reason of concern?

 

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Probably not. You might just end up with a little groove there on the chin rest eventually. If the pressure is high enough, it could cause a seam to pop or something under humidity fluctuation. 

You could get a new chin rest, or shave the edge down a little bit perhaps.

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2 hours ago, Nick Allen said:

Probably not. You might just end up with a little groove there on the chin rest eventually. If the pressure is high enough, it could cause a seam to pop or something under humidity fluctuation. 

You could get a new chin rest, or shave the edge down a little bit perhaps.

Actually it is just touching the edge of the chinrest. I don't clamp the chinrest a lot, I keep it as relaxed possible. The good thing about Guarneri chin rests is that they are mounted above the endblock.  The case is zipped without effort too.,

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If you don't already have one, you can get a case blanket as an aftermarket add on. I just did that on eBay. It was inexpensive and I'm happy with the product. My case was for a violin though. Blankets for viola cases might be more uncommon.

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I took an online look at Pedi cases, and apart from their "Streamliner" dart shaped case, which seems to be made only for violin and doesn't look like your photo, all of their violin/viola cases have the bow holders at the bottom of the open case top. That would put the bows on the instrument's treble side, away from the chinrest when the case is closed. No current Pedi cases I could find from an online search had a bow holder where yours does. Could you show us a photo with a wider perspective?

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