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Jaz
How do you attach the Bon Musica to prevent it from dislodging? I find its high supports to be unstable to relatively slight if abrupt motions of the shoulder.

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Jaz
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Posted: May 17, 2011
Last Comment: June 10, 2011
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Eileen
Posted: June 10, 2011
and....a pen cap ! x-D

Ray
Posted: June 9, 2011
Where I come from that is what we called "Using binder twine". I grew up in wheat country. Binder twine or cargo tape is all a person needs.

Eileen
Posted: June 9, 2011
Dang....my Bon Musica finally gave out on me. One of the flanges broke....HOWEVER ! Inventive little twit that I am, I mickey moused it with cargo tape and a pen cap so that hopefully..it'll hold out for me for a while longer ! Now both sides match ! ;-) If I knew how to put a still pic here I'd post one.

Eileen
Posted: May 18, 2011
Wonderful Beth ! Thank you very much. I got a few good tips that I'm going to try out. I didn't know those flanges twist like that. I have an issue with the one that sits on my shoulder not sitting flat. It lifts a bit on the outside edge. I've tried a few different things to try and fix that. I'm going to try giving it a twist !

One caution....those flanges do bend but if you get over zealous bending them the metal will weaken and they won't stay bent where you want them. I solved that problem on one end by using packing tape to tape a pen cap under one flange to hold it. I remember taking a pic of that and posting it here a while back. I need to do the same thing with the other end now.

These are wonderful shoulder rests ! I'm very happy with the one I have !


jack
Posted: May 18, 2011
I love mine! This shoulder rest is absolutely great! Not only they are malleable, but should you need parts for them you can probably find most at your local hardware store.

One of the best $50 (USD) I've spent. ;-)


jojo
Posted: May 18, 2011
OH MY! I have NEVER EVER seen a bonmusica SR bent and twisted that way LOL I knew they were bendable just never imagined they were THAT MUCH bendable LOL LOL

Beth Blackerby
Posted: May 18, 2011
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Allan
Posted: May 17, 2011
The BM takes a lot longer than any other to get it to fit properly. Take it off the instrument to gently bend it. Keep re-fitting until it sits snug. You then have to work out all the correct angles, and there are many permutations. Try looking at yourself in a mirror to see where is sits properly on your shoulder and where there is a gap. Then adjust the curvature to fit flush. Test play with it to see how it feels and just keep tweaking it. It is worth the effort as when you have it fitted properly it is a very stable platform to play from and frees up your left hand enormously. The only down side is they look a bit Heath Robinson...!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: May 17, 2011
Jack - You have to bend the whole thing in on itself to bring the feet closer together, if that makes sense. I had to bend mine quite a bit since I play on a 7/8ths. I have the camera up. I'll try and post a video on how to make it, as well as other shoulder pads in general, more secure.