I currently use a Wolf secondo shoulder rest. In contrast, when I do not use a shoulder rest, I am able to feel the vibration in my bones arising from the back of my violin, which I consider soothing and satisfying. The vibration is lost and the instrument is dampened when I put on the shoulder rest. Since I have a long neck, I have to put more effort in keeping the violin secure by adding more pressure from my head onto the chin rest.
I have to tilt my head down even when I set the shoulder rest height to maximum. Could anyone guess the height of my Teka chin rest from the picture uploaded
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