vieuxtemps Posted March 4, 2001 Report Share Posted March 4, 2001 Today I came to the conclusion that I have a long neck. When I stand with good posture and put the violin (no shoulder rest) on my collarbone, there's about .5"-1" of space between my jaw and the chinrest, a no-hump Flesch with a StradPad on it. I don't want to contort my neck anymore, but life without a shoulder rest is just fine. I still have my old Guarneri chinrest and the Flesch w/hump from Shar; I didn't like the Guarneri or the Flesch w/hump because the non-contoured part above the tailpiece (or the hump) dug into part of my jawbone near the chin, the spot on the bottom edge of the jawbone about half an inch to my right from the center of the chin. Am I supposed to have a bump there, or should I redistribute my head weight on the chinrest (especially when down-shifting)? Would a SAS adjustable solve the height differential? con_ritmo, in HKV's "Does anyone not use a shoulder rest" post, you described your chinrest a little. Could you describe it more? Todles, referring to the same thread, where in Europe did you do your post-grad? Toscha, same thread. Where might a find pieces of cork to put between the chinrest and violin? -Aman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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