Hill pattern Guarneris
First I saw this one and decided that I wanted it: -
Then I saw this one and wondered why it was so much cheaper: -
I think the first is Gewa. Are they such a good make that the price is justified?
I can't know why one is more expensive than the other without actually seeing and feeling them.
"I think the first is Gewa. Are they such a good make that the price is justified?"
Funny. For me they're a real relief, but this may be due to my individual shape of the collar bone or how I have to position the instrument. I use a Berber which I flattened a bit, and I changed the feet to those Hill style because the ordinary bracket most rests come with painfully presses onto my collarbone.
... everyone's different...
Nuuska, the way I deal with the contact of an ordinary bracket with my collar bone is to wrap the bracket in a strip of chamois leather before fitting the chin rest to the violin. Like you, I don't have a problem with the Hill style feet.
Trevor, do you remove the corck layer before wrapping the chamois on?
Nuuska, no, I don't remove the cork. I think its presence helps the chamois strip to stabilise in position.