I recall my luthier saying that he wasn't fond of centre fitted chinrests becasue of the pressure over that area of the violin (I think that is what he said). If that is the case, then what of this new Phantom shoulder rest, which is fitted with a slide down clamp over the end button - it would carry a fairly strong leverage if the player pulls down against it, does it risk damage to the violin?
I like the look of it, but then I don't mind the look of a simple shoulder rest. I am also unsure of the fit - it looks a bit bon musica to me, going over the shoulder and I really hate that feeling, its so restrictive.
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