Another shoulder rest question
Trying to target this as well as I can. The combination of the tallest Wave CR + Wolf Forte Secundo with the chest side set literally as high as it will go and the shoulder side is about midway/low. The problem is I think I may need a taller extender for the chest side. It is set almost on the very end.
I don't want another SR, but is there a way to extend the treble side even further? It's far better than it was, so that's good. It's much better as far as fit and comfort over all the others I've tried.
Kuhn makes an extra long leg which fits. I have used it that way before switching back to my Everest with extension. You will have to use the extender bushing with the Wolfe though.
yeah you can either get an extra long leg or attach a sponge on the chest side to make it higher.
Kuhn's isn't tall enough, my Wolf Forte extender is taller - it's longer than the normal Wolf, I think. I will keep playing with the bass side as well. I've a very tall neck, which IS fused and totally jacked shoulders. An imperfect setup is a recipe for disaster - and issues come quickly if anything is off.
I also cannibalized some foam shoulder rests to put the pieces on other rests to adjust height.
Comes a point where raising the SR too much result in a lot of shoulder tension as you have to raise you arms significantly. You need to strike a balance between SR and CR heights. I'd say if the Wolf ain't tall enough, you need a taller chinrest.
Catherine, have you tried lowering the treble side of your SR? You may want to experiment, and lower the treble side of your SR instead of making it horizontal with the base side. Doing this will cause the treble side of the SR closer to your chest-- if this is what you want/need.
Unless you're a giraffe with excellent typing skills, I am skeptical of the idea that you need this much height. Does your condition necessitate the use of a setup that keeps your neck absolutely erect at all times?
BTW she already has a raised chinrest that fills everything from jaw to collarbone, so that is sorted. She also has the shoulder side screwed to low height, so that is also sorted. Some people just need a lot of extra height on the chest side due to chest shape, so your options are 1. get an extra long leg or 2. attach a sponge on the chest side to make it higher.
Ella's said it well, it's about how I'm built - both chest and shoulders. Thankfully I had a Zoom consult with Randall (Wave) and he got me very close. I know the Wolf Forte is adjustable in many ways so will keep looking into that and see if I can find an even longer leg. It needn't be much longer, just a tad
Bit of a new boy round here so what's an SR?
Catherine, You could resort to help from a machine shop.
Ann - that might be the best solution if I can't find a longer leg.