The Impressionist - The Most Revolutionary Advance in Violin Comfort Since... the Chinrest! The Impressionist is the first real improvement in chinrest comfort in 177 years. Just soften in hot water, towel-dry, and place it on top of your violin or viola chinrest. Holding the instrument normally for five seconds allows The Impressionist to take an exact impression of your jaw. Give it fifteen minutes to cool, and that's all there is to it. You can reshape it as many times as you wish!
Designed by Paul Anastasio, this chinrest comforter adheres directly to the chinrest and permanently molds to the exact shape of your chin. Great for players who have trouble finding a comfortable chinrest and don’t like the way that traditional chinrest comforters slip and slide under the chin. Also works well as a spacer for players with very long necks.
- Permanently molds to the exact shape of your chin
- Soft, rubber-like material is comfortable under the chin
- No glue or tape necessary
- Once molded, maintains its shape indefinitely
- Made in the USA
- Latex Free
Read a testimonial of the Impressionist on Fiddlerman.com: HERE
I was a little apprehensive at first to try The Impressionist. Once I went through softening The Impressionist, it molded perfectly to my chin making it real comfortable under my chin. It really helps keep my violin securely under my chin. I would definitely recommend this product to someone looking for a custom chin rest.
The comfort achieved is great. After taking an initial impression with my chin I did some additional molding using my fingers to get the exact fit I was seeking. However, it does add noticeable weight to the instrument.
Even though it molds to the contour of my jaw, it doesn’t feel any more comfortable. It’s a hard *** of plastic on top of a hard chin rest. Contour fitting doesn’t make a difference in my experience. I much prefer the gel comforters.
This product helps make holding my violin in place so much easier and more comfortable. I had trouble finding a good chin rest/shoulder rest combo to fit my long neck, and this product has solved my problem.
Finding the right chinrest/shoulder rest is a trial and error process. If you are looking at the impressionist, it probably means you have been struggling for just the right fit. This solution allows you to find a chinrest close to what you want then overlay on top of it a moldable surface that gives you a better fit. It's a bit hard when it cools, so I used the gel rest on top of this. You heat up the impressionist in hot water, place it on your existing chinrest, and the gel rest on top of that. Then you press your chin into the surface to get it to shape to your jaw. The result seems to work pretty well.
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