I'm taking a little survey to hopefully relate different BODY TYPES with certain shoulder rests and chin rests. I would very much appreciate as much input as possible.
Please include some of the following information below that describes you. Add your own descriptors of necessary. (I'll compile it all later)
Very Tall, Tall, Medium height, short, very short.
Long arms, long fingers, short arms, short fingers, stubby or chubby fingers
Very thin, On the thin side, Normal, On the chubby side, very chubby (this is important!)
Long neck, normal neck, short neck
Square shoulders, average shoulders, broad shoulders, narrow shoulders, sloping shoulders
Then tell me what equipment you use currently and if you are happy with it. (including if you use NO shoulder rest)
Tell me what equipment you tried and hated.
I'm quite short, 5'2", short neck, normal proportional arms and fingers, a tad bit chubby, short neck, narrow sloping shoulders. I currently use a Mach One with a Stuber chin rest and LOVE THEM. I tried Kun and liked it, tried center mounted and Guarnari chin rest and hated it, Bon Musica and hated it, Play-on-Air and hated it, Willy Wolf Secondo--hated it, some other aluminum frame suspension contraption--liked it but it was noisy on stage.
I will then try to compile these results into a spread sheet, because I really think we can nail this whole shoulder rest thing down and be able to recommend just a few of the BEST choices to students based on their build. (as opposed to hundreds of choices)
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