Wittner Zuerich or Kreddle chin rest
Has anyone used the Zuerich or kreddle chin rest? i only like them chin rest cause it comes in different sizes that i can mix and match to adjust myself. I have read somewhere that people are saying it affects the sound of their violin and makes it sound plastic?
What other chin rest do you recommend that are height adjustable and doesn't affect the sound of the violin?
I've been using the Wittner Zuerich for several months now - I need a high CR and low SR due to certain neck and shoulder problems so an adjustable chin rest is important. I've not noticed it really affecting the sound of my violin.
I like the Kréddle. If you're worried about the metal clamp abrading your collarbone, you can get the center-mounted version. Or a cusion—it's up to you.
One of my very tall, long-necked students uses a Wittner Zuerich at the +6 height mounting. It works great for him! It took us a long time to find a solution that would allow him to keep the violin at the level of the collarbone, with a chinrest shape that allowed for some adjustment in position. At less than 1/3rd the cost of a Kreddle, and quite a lot of configuration options, it's another useful tool in the teacher's toolbox.
I'm another recent convert to the Kreddle - and I converted FROM the Wittner. It wasn't love at first sight with the Kreddle - initially, I thought I'd wasted my money. However, I persevered and now I can't see me changing. It is almost infinitely adjustable.
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