Wolf Forte Secondo (feet)
I LOVE my Wolf Forte! My shoulder loves it, my neck is happy. It's the first I've found that gets tall enough for the chest side (as high as it will go), and low enough for the shoulder side (almost as low as it will go).
The problem is it tends to fall off my violin. NOT when I'm playing, thankfully, it tends to do this when in the stand. I suspect that the bout(?) on my 18th century instrument is a little more narrow than the feet were designed for. There is little noticeable tension when I put it on my instrument.
Ideas on how I might address this? I do not want another SR...
My Secundo falls off after a while even when I think it's tight. I think they all do this and I don't leave it for any length of time on the hanger without removing the shoulder rest because I can't pick things up off the floor without a grabber tool. Now I have switched back to the Everest setup that I had before though the Secundo is more comfortable it just sets the instrument at the wrong angle despite hours of bending and adjusting. Sigh. I'm so glad you are happy! It makes me happy! Yay!
Bend the legs inward a bit so it fits just a little more snugly. I used the Wolf for 20 years or more and yes, it did fall off from time to time.
Ann, thanks for the feedback that this is just normal for the SR. It's perfect otherwise, and it is quite stable when playing. Sadly the Everest doesn't work for me at all, pity, as that was the first one I had :-)
Have you tried gluing it to the instrument?
Catherine, I'm currently inventing a product that will solve that problem. I hope to have it available within a few months.
Cotton - you are a bad man :-)
Lol, it would still solve your problem. I know exactly how that happens. The wolf is super flexible, so as you play and press down with your chin, the feet gradually splay out from each other and it loses its grip. And it may not be a problem when you're playing *yet* but if it's falling off when you hang it from your stand, chances are it will eventually fall while you're playing.
Do you have a cat? (How can it fall off on the stand with no stress?)
Erin, Gravity. Hang the instrument and the rest falls off eventually.
I suspect it may be related to how it sits on my stand and I may be doing something to unseat it just enough when I place it on the stand. I will explore...
I think I'm getting confused now... what do you mean by your "stand"?
I meant my violin stand. I just use it when I need to set it down in my practice sessions. Between the very tall Wave 2 CR and the Wolf Forte it sits at an odd angle on the stand. I will look into the Wolf components more deeply.
Catherine, how would the chinrest affect how it's sitting on the stand?
As a first thing, its name is "Secondo" (not secundo) :)
I did not explain myself very well in my last post. Besides that, i had linked 2 images, and written other text after the links, but probably i made a mistake in closing html tags, so now i can't even have access to the EDIT button. (if someone can fix it......)
Eric - it is a very tall CR, so much that so that between the SR and CR it doesn't quite fit the space on my stand where the violin rests, it's at an odd angle. It doesn't hurt anything but it may encourage this problem.
RE: ARCUS SHOULDER REST-- RESPONSE FROM ARCUS
Catherine, I use Kun feet (because they are available in a variety of lengths) on my Wolf SR. Kun feet have a more sculpted curve, which may fit your violin better than the Wolf feet. Maybe a friend has a Kun and would let you try the feet on your Wolf? Have a look at what's available: https://www.sharmusic.com/Accessories/Shoulder-Rest-Parts/?keywords=&pageLength=36&cid=1321&Filter_Brand=KUN
>>>> RESPONSE FROM ARCUS
Well Marco, his attempt to "even the score" worked out to your advantage!!
My take on this is that a manufacturer who became aware that his trademark on his product, seen in a public exhibition, was deliberately obscured by some other manufacturer's trademark, would likely not be best pleased.
Trevor, i agree with you. I had not searched estensively on the web, because i had no right target to aim.
I managed to write an email to Pedi, for reporting the case of the sticker upon their logo.