Hello, since my viola arrived with some deficiencies, one of the deficiencies I am yet to address is the chinrest.
I have been playing the viola with a shoulder rest, but without a chinrest. It is in fact just a perfect set-up for the time being with the viola.
I may end up adopting this over to my violin also, but there are few things that concern me, and I would like some opinions on.
1. I leave sweat stain, and man-grease on the top.
2. The viola is less than a year old, my violin is over 5 decades old. Not to mention that the violin probably has MUCH MUCH finer top and less durable possibly.
3. The violin has underwent some major surgeries, the whole bottom came off at some point, the soundpost has been patched, and neck seems to have been reset, with the joints around the neck clearly repaired and filled with non-original wood.
4. I am starting to feel lately that my current chinrest isn't up to the task. It's restricting me in some sense, and I am constantly adjusting myself while performing(There's this "barrier" from going from bass strings to treble strings, and another "barrier" to go from 3rd to 5th position, it's almost as if there are quadrant division to my playing position).
5. On another words, I am afraid of even experimenting with no chinerest on my violin.
Any suggestions if/how I should approach with taking the chinrest off of my violin?
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