I counted my chin rests this morning which I accumulated during the last 5 years. There were 12. Maybe more just lost in my music room. And, a few were Guarneri with various plate sizes. I think I have used all of them to some extent.
What happened? I'm starting to believe that I simply outgrew some of them. In other words, I think that the muscle groups/configuration that were once so comfortable developed further due to use and now a different CR geometry is needed.
So, if the neck/chin characteristics are in a perpetual state of change, I should expect to "upgrade" every now and then(?)
Now,there is another way to explore this topic:
How many on this forum have been using their same chin rest for years?
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