tall/raised chinrests that are center?
My daughter has a long neck and sloping shoulders, and we've been experimenting with various chinrests and shoulder rests, mostly generating our list of ones to try from really helpful past threads on this site -- thanks to all of you who contributed to those!
The challenge we're running into is that she strongly prefers a center chinrest, and most of the raised/tall ones are not truly center. Are there ones you'd recommend that have a center option?
I have always preferred a centre mounted. I currently use the Wittner Augsburg chin rest, which is fairly adjustable, and centre mounted!
I also use Wittner Augsburg chinrests on all of my violins, two acoustics and one electric. They're supplied with a variety of risers that you can use to suit yourself, and there's an additional set of risers available separately that will get it even higher (Shar has them). The issue you might run into is whether your case will accommodate the chinrest at the highest settings. I find them to be lightweight and very comfortable. And It doesn't hurt that they're hypoallergenic too.
Good suggestions above. The Kreddle, although expensive, is very adjustable in not only height, but also angle and position of the cup as well. They come in both side and centered versions but the center-mounted version doesn't necessarily make the chinrest a more centered chinrest, as the adjustable plate of the side mount allows the chinrest to be centered over the tailpiece. I've heard that the Berber is rather high and center-mounted. Wave also seems to be center-mounted but someone needs to confirm that.
Thanks! The Wittner Augsburg was next on my list to buy so I'm glad I seem to be on the right track with that!
I've recently tried the Wittner Augsburg. Just in case it matters, I will observe that it's flatter than the Zuerich CR, so much that FOR ME it never felt stable. I learned that I really need something that will hook up beneath my chin - I've not idea what to call that...
I've tried Flesch and Berber CRs. The Flesch one felt taller.
I don't know, but there are others here who use Kreddle who can answer that. I was interested purely in the adjustability, it would be next if the Wave 1 doesn't work for me - but I think it will.
I have the Augsburg on both my violin and viola. I like it, suits my playing style. However its not as adjustable as many others, including the Kreddle
As to whether the Kreddle is side or center, it can be both depending on how you adjust the position of the cup. I believe that you can rotate the cup to hover straight over the tailpiece according to the Kreddle website. I would like someone to confirm this, perhaps contact Kreddle?
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