I saw an ad...but I cannot find it any more.
I saw an ad somewhere for a pad (it looked like rubber) that attached to the back of the violin with suction? and and had a non stick opposite surface that kept the violin from slipping on clothing. It was quite thin. I normally play with no shoulder rest or pad but I cannot play with a suit jacket or dress shirt without worrying a lot about slipping. I cannot find the ad. Please respond with a link or the company name. Thanks!!!!
How about the "gelrest micro shoulder rest."
Musicians should unite and have done with suit jackets and tuxedos for performances. The need for a completely homogeneous appearance of all the performers went away when orchestras started hiring women anyway.
I agree with Paul. One practises to be comfortable. In rehearsals one is comfortable. That is thrown straight out the window when it comes to performance
30 years ago, when I was auditioning conductors for our community orchestra I drove the 110 miles to where one of those being considered was conducting another of his orchestras.
You could investiage the Xeros foam shoulder cushions that Shar Music has. Personally I would not glue anything to the back of my violin, but clearly people do. I understand the foam is quite grippy so therefore quite good.
I believe this fits your description, but not sure if its the ad/brand you saw.
Paul: full agreement that less 'stuffed shirt' wear is desirable. You see a move towards this in several HIP groups. My local opera orchestra play in black, no ties, in the orchestra pit, but they do go full evening dress for concerts.
Richard - no, I am not!
Here it is Andrew: 'enjoy!' as people say nowadays! I don't know how to embed a video so it's a link.
Thank you Richard. I think I will not spend the 15 minutes - I'm sorry for leading to the diversion.
Carlos Bojorquez, thank you. I think that is it. I have already placed my order for the Dolfinos Pure Grip Pad. I will report back when it arrived.
"Most of these "adhesive" devices actually use microsuction that are just like tiny suction cups too small for most naked eyes to discern. If I had an instrument with varnish that imprinted easily from my fingerprints or from cloth I probably would not use one of these suction devices - but that is not my situation"