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How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« on: Oct 14, 2010, 11:49:13 PM »
Someone complained that there were no instructions in the Wolf shoulder rest pack, so I thought I'd show you all how it's done, ensuring a secure fit : 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErNMMU4c9fE#

OK, the "joke" was, someone on another forum reckoned that fitting a shoulder rest was not an easy thing to do .... so I just elaborated on it :)

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2010, 11:51:04 PM »
Gotta see it when I get home. I remember the infamous onion video.
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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #2 on: Oct 15, 2010, 12:25:06 AM »
I could not hear any audio How fast is the drill meant to run?
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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #3 on: Oct 15, 2010, 12:27:59 AM »
BEWARE!!! This man is a menace!!!

Always, but always use BRASS screws.

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #4 on: Oct 15, 2010, 12:38:18 AM »
Mr Jim, can you clarify one point for me please; do the screws go directly into my collar bone or should I use plastic plugs?  :-\

...... and how does one stop the bleeding?  ???

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #5 on: Oct 15, 2010, 06:45:59 AM »
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Mr Jim, can you clarify one point for me please; do the screws go directly into my collar bone or should I use plastic plugs? 

...... and how does one stop the bleeding?

6mm Rawlplugs - the bleeding gets soaked up by your shirt. Anyway, you all need to toughen up (except you Scots and Northerners) :)

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #6 on: Oct 15, 2010, 07:27:32 AM »
LOL !

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #7 on: Oct 15, 2010, 10:09:54 AM »
I thought you were going to drill into the fiddle!  Methinks you have too much time on your hands, you should be practicing!

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #8 on: Oct 15, 2010, 11:30:34 AM »
Thank you for this very practical demonstration. I think I have everything already at home... Not sure if I've the right size screws, but then do you think I should go for smaller ones for a smaller female frame?

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #9 on: Oct 15, 2010, 02:34:33 PM »
DZUS 1/4 fastener studs surgically imbedded?  Just clik and play.

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #10 on: Oct 15, 2010, 09:47:19 PM »
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I could not hear any audio How fast is the drill meant to run?

Actually, I had to cut the audio cos I was laughing too much. The drill is a tasty little portable vari-speed number, controlled by trigger pressure, and the chuck is hand-tightened - no chuck key key needed (everyone keeps losing them, right?) As for speed, I'm not sure of the RPM figures, but from the feel it goes from very slow to very fast, and easy to control. It's even got a little inbuilt spirit level ... now how cool is that? Actually, I've become a bit of a portable drill nerd lately. I bore girls to death talking about it ....

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I thought you were going to drill into the fiddle!
I tried that, but the drill bit was blunt. Then I realised I was using a masonry drill tip, duh! (I didn't have my glasses on.)

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Methinks you have too much time on your hands, you should be practicing!

What, you callin' me a rubbish fiddle player? Wanna fight? Huh? Huh? :) :)

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Not sure if I've the right size screws, but then do you think I should go for smaller ones for a smaller female frame?

Meggly - No, the screws just have to be that size. You only need to put some of those fashion shoulder pads under your blouse / t-shirt / ballroom dress. Oh, and I found a clip of you using that new drill that you bought - not a good drill, methinks ... best to borrow mine ... :     

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yXf1RyUavM#

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #11 on: Oct 16, 2010, 11:02:56 PM »
Nice to see how a craftsman approaches this job. I usually make do with a couple of  6 inch nails and a hammer.
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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #12 on: Oct 16, 2010, 11:26:55 PM »
I've got a hammer but, I've lost the instruction manual.

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #13 on: Oct 16, 2010, 11:32:48 PM »
Ever notice how some girlies use a hammer? They hold it near the head, whereas us professional guys hold it at the end of the shaft :)

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #14 on: Oct 17, 2010, 12:00:00 AM »
I've been using the same hammer at work for 37 years now. It's had two new heads and seven new shafts!  ::)

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #15 on: Oct 17, 2010, 12:05:55 AM »
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I've been using the same hammer at work for 37 years now. It's had two new heads and seven new shafts!

As any philosopher will tell you, it is not the same hammer :)

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #16 on: Oct 17, 2010, 01:32:44 AM »
Ever notice how some girlies use a hammer? They hold it near the head, whereas us professional guys hold it at the end of the shaft :)
Up til now I was abstaining from remarking what a stylishly compact hammer you've shown us in that video. That must be the one for your airline carry-on...
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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #17 on: Oct 17, 2010, 06:26:19 AM »
what a stylishly compact hammer you've shown us

And this particular hammer will always poke it's tongue out!

But this concept is interesting....''How can the violin be an extention of my body".
We could try grafting.....but this mental imagery of fixing the shoulder rest to the body with fasteners is very vivid. But what you gonna do if there is no shoulder rest?

Well, we can use the fastener imagery again. This time there is a single bolt, verticaly passing through the violin, right at the end of the tail piece. At each end of the bolt there is a universal joint and they are attached to the jaw bone and the other end is attached to the collar bone. On the jaw bone end there will be an added accessory of a hydrolic arm for liftting up the head .
This will allow the violin to pivot....left to right, up and down, and there will also be much tilting. But all fear of dropping the violin has now vanished.



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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #18 on: Oct 17, 2010, 09:42:18 AM »
But what you gonna do if there is no shoulder rest?

Superglue!   :P

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #19 on: Oct 17, 2010, 09:48:27 AM »
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Up til now I was abstaining from remarking what a stylishly compact hammer you've shown us in that video. That must be the one for your airline carry-on...

Don't you have them over there? Kind of like the right-angled screwdriver - for working in confined spaces, like corners, under floorboard with little cavity space, etc ...

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Well, we can use the fastener imagery again. This time there is a single bolt, verticaly passing through the violin, right at the end of the tail piece. At each end of the bolt there is a universal joint and they are attached to the jaw bone and the other end is attached to the collar bone. On the jaw bone end there will be an added accessory of a hydrolic arm for liftting up the head .
This will allow the violin to pivot....left to right, up and down, and there will also be much tilting. But all fear of dropping the violin has now vanished.

...and it would work a treat. Now I just need to invent something to sort out the tone ;)

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #20 on: Oct 18, 2010, 05:36:55 AM »
Now I just need to invent something to sort out the tone ;)




This why my device is........''IMAGINARY''

Anything attached to the violin will dampen the tone......remove them!


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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #21 on: Oct 18, 2010, 10:11:08 AM »
If you stick cutout photos of Lady Gaga on the belly I'm told it lowers the tone.
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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #22 on: Oct 18, 2010, 10:17:11 AM »

Meggly - No, the screws just have to be that size. You only need to put some of those fashion shoulder pads under your blouse / t-shirt / ballroom dress. Oh, and I found a clip of you using that new drill that you bought - not a good drill, methinks ... best to borrow mine ... :     


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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #23 on: Oct 18, 2010, 10:18:09 AM »
If you stick cutout photos of Lady Gaga on the belly I'm told it lowers the tone.

I think the tone of this thread is in the base register...

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Re: How to fit a Wolf shoulder rest
« Reply #24 on: Oct 18, 2010, 02:43:34 PM »
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How did you know it was me? You must've recognised my thong...

Actually, I was concentrating on the drill, but now that you mention it, nice butt ;)

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I think the tone of this thread is in the base register...


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