Korfkerrest Luna Questions now that people have them
Now that a few of you have Luna shoulder rests, I had a question about it relative to the original. I make a mark 2 korfkerrest. I love it but want it to go even lower. Can the Luna be set lower?
I can't comment on the Luna, but in case you aren't aware, you can order a "short" foot assembly for the Korfkerrest 2. It lowers the height above the table to about 30 mm or so.
From my understanding, the Model 2 korfkerrest with the short foot can get about 4 mm lower than the korfkerrest luna, but the korfkerrest Luna goes lower than the Model 2 korfkerrest with the standard foot.
I have both models. The K2 with the short foot is slightly lower than the Luna. I have to adjust the barrel up a bit for my perfect fit.
John is the K2 noticeably lower than the Luna? One would think no since it's only 4mm. I myself have the foot raised a smidge higher so that the foot can actually be on the violin. If I put it all the way down I'd probably have to loosen the flange screw in order to turn the foot in the right place which would likely mess up the adjustment.
@ Christian, The difference is noticeable to me. The K2 with the short leg at it's lowest setting is just a bit too low for me. The Luna with the shortest leg (#1) is just right. The K2 is more adjustable as the legs can be turned and angled and the wood can be contoured. It may be more comfortable if you can find the perfect adjustment. The Luna however, is more simple to set up and store with it's snap-in, collapsible legs. Also the Luna in my experience gives the violin greater resonance. I can hear more ringing and feel more vibrating.
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