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Beth Blackerby
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Beth Blackerby
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Posted: July 11, 2018
Last Comment: July 16, 2018
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Steph
Posted: July 16, 2018
Well, congrats on your new chinrest!
I'm currently trying the kreddle chin rest, even if it was costly.
Still waiting for the cushion, which comes out in August, though.
I did notice fewer shoulder problems since I took off the shoulder rest - apparently, I'm one of those who squeezes into the shoulder rest when using one. 
Now my problem is lost stability, but I hope that will solve itself with the new collarbone cushion kreddle developed and will launch in August.
I'll keep you updated on how it works out for me - if you're interested.


Elke Meier
Posted: July 16, 2018
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What I just stumbled over: Lora from Red Dessert Violin has just posted a thorough review of the different types of wave chinrest. Check it out to see all three types in action.


Beth Blackerby
Posted: July 13, 2018
A chin rest for the chin rest! Great invention :)

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: July 13, 2018
Thanks for the info! Ill definitely check it out! :0)

Dianne
Posted: July 12, 2018
Raśl- That is so funny.

Mary, that is exactly what this rest is for- to alleviate left shoulder muscle tightness in the left neck muscle group. When I tried this rest (WAVE I 1.5"), immediately all left shoulder muscle tension was relieved. It was instantaneous. Then with vibrato, I ran into two challenges. The vibrato was hard for me security wise, probably because of where I was in my training. On top of that, I sometimes leaned my violin scroll against my music stand for freeing the left hand. I wish I never did the music stand thing, because I would probably still be using the Wave today. I wish I had used Elke's tool that hangs from the ceiling instead.

Mary Freeman
Posted: July 12, 2018
I wonder if that would solve my shoulder problems

Raśl Rivas
Posted: July 12, 2018
I see that finding a chin rest is a long term task in the life of a professional violinist and some of them seem that never find a proper one. Maybe we have to start thinking about finding a new chin that fits a common chinrest...at the end it would be cheaper. 

Beth Blackerby
Posted: July 12, 2018
Jaime, they're only $45, which seems extremely reasonable for a hand made chinrest.

Here's the website.

Alan, glad you like the new Violin Lab logo!

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: July 12, 2018
The chin rest you have is certainly a thing of beauty, Beth. I love mine and was pleasantly surprised at the cost. I did find that the highest of the rests wouldn’t allow my Violin case to shut, so I chose the next one down which still does the job.

I hope you enjoy playing with it.

Sonia

Alan Barnicoat
Posted: July 11, 2018
I like the little violin disguised as a laboratory flask lurking in the lower right corner of the window. Very cute!
I've just asked Randall if he would send me a sample of the "Blackerby" model.  I tested 4 Wave models nearly a week ago and chose the Wave II 1.5" which works very well. However, I'm really intrigued with your version...seems as though it would provide an added amount of security.  

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: July 11, 2018
I wonder how much ? Price range? thanks in advance and enjoy! :0)

Ray
Posted: July 11, 2018
Talk about coincidences!  Very happy to hear that you have found a chin rest to suit you.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mary Freeman
Posted: July 11, 2018
looks very stable and like it fits like a glove.
Neat story about your home town
what a gem of a find