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Offline fiddlers dram

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chin rest vs. towel
« on: Nov 17, 2006, 09:44:42 PM »
i want to get something between my collar bone/shoulder and my fiddle. I am in week 2 of learning
from square 1. i can't really justify buying a kun shoulder rest yet and i tried a folded dish towel
held in place with 2 rubber bands,  last night. It seemed to work nice, but is there anything i'm over
looking? damage to the instrument? affecting the sound? I won't be playing out for a while so i'm not
too worried about looks, and even when i do begin play out, i still won't care what it looks like...

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Re: chin rest vs. towel
« Reply #1 on: Nov 18, 2006, 12:02:55 AM »
A softish sponge held in place by a rubber band from the endpeg to the lower G side corner is a classic beginner/beginning shoulder pad and is not much differernt from the pad under the shirt/jacket many sololists who play with out a rest use.

Only concern I know about is to be careful of the corners where you hook the rubberband.


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