I've been trying to go shoulder-rest-less lately (no, not starting this discussion here). It works pretty well so far, but after practising for a couple of hours, my collarbone where the violin rests, starts hurting and you can see a light red stain there.
I've realised it's exactly the bottom of the metal clamps of the chin rest where my violin is resting on my collarbone (when I was using a SR, my violin wasn't really touching my collarbone at all). Using clothes/towels/chamois didn't help much.
Anyone else having the same problems? Advice?
Oh, and I'm pretty sure I'm not clamping my head down on my violin (except maybe for down-shifts and very intense vibratos).
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