January 19, 2020, 11:10 AM · Anyone out there using the Korfkercradle? I currently use the Korfkerrest but I am curious of the advantages of the cradle. Especially with that price, eek! 🤣

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Edited: January 19, 2020, 11:59 AM · In my opinion it's an overbuilt and shockingly expensive neck brace designed for people who like to blame their tools for their bad technique.

Maybe a bit of a hefty accusation, but I don't see why anyone would need so much scaffolding on their violin. That said, it does look nice. So maybe if you perform frequently for fashion designers who are scrutinizing the aesthetics of your violin and not the sound, it's worth the investment.

Edited: January 19, 2020, 12:08 PM · Only someone who finds it useful will see why they need it..
Such people will use it as "support", not a "neck brace".

Edited: January 19, 2020, 12:58 PM · I've never used either model, but I can see that the "cradle" would allow for a range of positions that the "rest" wouldn't. Specifically, the "cradle" could have one or both legs positioned further down along the arc of the ribs towards the end pin, to a point where the "rest" would lose its grip and fall off if similarly positioned. Personally, I can see some advantages to that because I use my Belvelin foam pad rest positioned down towards the end pin in that way. No rest that has legs like Kun, Wolf, Korfkerrest, etc. would stay on the instrument where I use my Belvelin. But I believe that the Korfkercradle would.
January 19, 2020, 5:02 PM · Mark, as someone who also uses my violin/viola supporting tools very close to my neck I think I get your point. The VLM diamond and VivaFlex can be brought very near the edge of the lower bout. Not totally, but your collarbone should be able to fit inbetween there anyhow.
Just saying, since it repeatedly came up in other threads. Looks like I'm a real VLM-fanboy, but only with the violin. With viola, I haven't found a setup yet where any SR would fit in comfortably. Still working on that...

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