The Playonair® deluxe violin shoulder rest provides inflatable cushioned support to conform to the player's shoulder. The adjustable straps allows for a variety of placements. It fits 4/4-1/2 size violin. Lifetime warranty. Made in the USA.
Worst Shoulder Pad I've Ever Purchased - Poor Design
I have an incredibly hard time blowing it up without having air release while removing my lips from the blow hole. It should have a contraption that hold the air inside when the lips are removed that way that they do for blow pool toys. You have to squeeze it tight with your fingers for air to escape. Poor design. In addition, beware it does not work AT ALL with the Yamaha Silent Violin or the Yamaha YEV Violin. Slips right off. It also fell off of my acoustic soon after playing. Just an all around poor design. Purchased it today and in the process of returning it and purchasing another Bonmusic Shoulder Rest. Need to have at least two so that I do not have to exchange one for the other when playing a gig that causes for different sounds pending the song selection (from Classic Rock, to Motown, to Movie Medley,s to Jazz). Thought it is a bit high for me ot use with the already rather high YEV, it is much better than the blow up one. Just will need to try to tweek it more. In my case, to get the Bonmusic one to be as low as possible since the wooden part of the violin where the chin rest is is already high. but the rounded body slips right off my shoulder, so a rest is still needed for me. Hope this helps someone.
Playonair Deluxe violin shoulder rest
Easy to put on, stable, and very comfortable.
Best Shoulder Rest
Tried three other shoulder rests, including Wolf, Kun and foam pads, and this one is by far the best for me. If you have a shorter neck, but not so short that you have no need to raise the violin off your shoulder to maintain a straight neck, this might be the shoulder rest for you. I find it infinitely adjustable in height, by removing or adding air, and by flipping the larger and smaller ends. Infinitely adjustable in position because the straps are soft and the "hooks" are small enough that they grip any area of the violin. Taking a clue form one reviewer who said she uses it fine without the straps, I took the straps off and played the violin until I could tell the pad was no longer shifting very much on my shoulder. Then, held the pad in place as I removed the violin and noted the pad's position. Reinserted the straps (which is very easy) and adjusted them and positioned them into that position. GROOVY. No more side pain from my body "subconsciously" curving in to compensate for having too big of a gap between my shoulder and the violin (see Augustin Hadelich's video on "posture"). So happy.
Comfortable shoulder rest
I was skeptical of this rest, but was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the Playonair Deluxe Violin Shoulder Rest is. It also is very unlikely to damage the instruments as all parts are soft. My only complaint is that the devices provided to inflate the rest are very stiff and inflation is somewhat difficult. Very comfortable once you get the right amount of air in it.
This is a great shoulder pad for those that don't need a lot of height and find traditional shoulder rests too rigid and painful. I like that the rest hooks onto the violin, without the need for a rubber band. Works great!
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