The Gelrest Micro shoulder pad is perfect for the violinist who doesn't use a shoulder rest but still wants protection plus a surface that doesn't slide. Having this secure connection keeps a violinist from having to use excess tension to hold the instrument in place. The Micro is a super low shoulder rest and easily attaches to your instrument without sticky tape or rubber bands by using a new micro adhesive technology, derived from the study of the common gecko. No more slipping and sliding!
Easy to install
A GelRest is easy to install: Peel off the liner, attach where desired and it sticks like magic. No rubber bands needed! When finished playing, remove Micro and re-attach the liner with the shiny side over the micro suction adhesive or leave it on.
Fits in your case
The GelRest Micro is so thin that it doesn't necessarily have to be removed each time you put the instrument back in its case. Depending on your case, it can easily stay on your instrument in place. This makes it easier to maintain your perfect position.
Attention: The Gelrest Micro has been reported by a couple of customers to have removed varnish when taking off the pad. Even though it’s rare, please be advised that there is a chance, especially if your instrument is old and has sensitive varnish, that some or all of the varnish gets pulled off the violin where the rest touches the instrument.
wonderful for those of us with short necks
solves the problem of a short neck and still having a cushon on the back. I have a cornerless violin so most of the thin pads have nowhere to attach to (they usually rubberband to the C bout)
would give a zero
This GelRest Micro pad dissolved varnish on my violin in a circular pattern after perhaps 4 uses. Very concerning, will require some type of fix. There is now bare wood where varnish was previously. It also had a noticeable chemical odor. Recommend strongly against this pad.
This gelrest is too thin for me, about 7mm. A 15mm gelrest that could be cut down would be better, or maybe stacked gelrests. It has the correct bounciness however and the adhesive seems just right for violin surface
Nice low profile for somebody with a short neck. Sticks to the instrument very well without leaving a mark or residue. Gives just enough protection so the instrument isn’t against bare skin if you play while wearing a sleeveless or wide necked shirt. I like it better than futzing with a slippery cloth. I wish it was slightly bigger and more shoulder-shaped.
I enjoyed the micro rest briefly. It held well initially but after taking off once it would fall off. I wiped with water per the instructions but that didn’t help. Also…it needs to be bigger in my opinion surface wise to be more effective. It just wasn’t a good fit for me.
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