February 25, 2006 at 05:57 AM · Hi everyone!

Does anybody know if there's a chinrest that's kind of a cross between the Brandt and the Joachim? I like the way the Brandt angles the violin and its flatness. But the way it juts out toward the side of the tailpiece digs into my chin just a little much. The Joachim is very low and flat, (no elevation anywhere) but it's too flat and I could use just a little more height/leverage.

Any information would be appreciated, thanks!

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February 25, 2006 at 04:37 PM · I'm not sure what the chinrests you mentnion look like, but here is an excellent link for chinrests. Note they have many many more from which to choose, and they can custom make to your liking.

Another thing you can do, and I've done this before with incredible results, is to purchase a Dremel (which is a kind of hand held mini-sanding machine) and simply sand the part of the chinrest down that digs into your chin. You can always go to a luthier to have it re-stained.

The Dremel is an awesome inventionl.

Good luck!

Edit: OK, I have seen the two rests you mention and understand what you mean.

The Dremel would serve you quite well I think. That way, you can tweak the rest they way you want.

On the link, it seems the Low Flesch or possibly the Bergonzi may suit your needs, but that's a lot of jack to put out for a chinrest that may or may not suit your needs.

February 25, 2006 at 04:26 PM · You might want to try the Donaldson:

or other models

though I've never ordered from this website.

Good luck.

February 26, 2006 at 06:41 AM · Thank you guys for the idea.

Has anyone used the Wittner?

I'm curious about the material and if it'd affect the sound.

March 5, 2006 at 10:38 PM · Take a look at the Weisshaar It has more elevation but is quite flat. They also make a more cupped version. I like mine very much.

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