January 2010

Replacing Rubber 'Feet' a Difficult Feat

January 20, 2010 09:20


After replacing all four rubber sleeves on my Kun "Bravo" shoulder rest I can easily describe the process in one word - "Ouch!"

I believe I am developing a blister on my right thumb and index finger. While grappling with these merciless things I kept thinking that someone must have come up with a technique far easier and quicker than my own, which was, basically, just muscle. I did try putting them in hot water, letting each one steep as I forced another sleeve on. Important tip: DO NOT reach into a cup of scalding water to retrieve your rubber sleeves! 

I did succeed but I will never go through this again... There are people who live to come up with techniques to do this sort of thing. I'll let them handle it next time. 

Question: How are these rubber sleeves put on at the factory? Is this someone's full-time job? I shudder at the thought.

Kenny Butler

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