I am just learning the fiddle. My old chin rest was very uncomfortable and hard for me to hold the violin and be able to play. The berber model is SO much better and now I can practice twice as long. I'm very happy with this product.
Wanted to like it
I wanted to like this chinrest, but it couldn't clear the tailpiece on any of my fiddles (all different tailpieces and setups). Keep that in mind when trying it.
I'm a beginner and still trying out different chinrests to find which one works best for me. This one is much more comfortable than the one that came with my violin. I currently do not use shoulder rests because I don't like the feel of them and this chinrest makes it a bit easier to take some of the weight off of my arm. Also, ALL of the experiences I've had with Fiddlershop have been excellent so far and shipping is very fast!