The Berber Style Chinrest is a very comfortable option for violinists.
It is a center mounted, and accommodates various chin/jaw positions.
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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!
First, to make sure you are reading a review for the correct product. I m reviewing the Berber Model Violin Chin Rest: https://fiddlershop.com/products/berber-model-violin-chinrest?variant=6799860596787 I love this chin rest. I don’t always hold my violin the same way. Sometimes I prefer to hold it with my chin centered over the tailpiece. Other times I am more comfortable over to the side. Depends on my old bones. This chin rest allows both positions. It is amazing. I never had the option for side or center in one chin rest. I also had excellent customer service through Fiddlershop. Clare was a fantastic help with my questions.
I recently purchased a old violin that was languishing in the corner of a guitar shop. She had a really old chin rest on it that had crunched her ribs and caused saddle cracks that needed to be repaired. I use a stuber on my newer violin but the luthier suggested I use a center-mount. I tried a Flesch before but I don’t like having my chin on the tailpiece. I found the Berber to be pretty comfortable, center mount but with my chin to the side, the best of both worlds.
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.
Nice over the tailpiece chinrest.
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