Soft-Pro Chin Rest Pad
chin rest pad comfortably cushions the chin on the chin-rest
and allows the violin to be held more securely. It is
a self-adhering pad that is easily positioned on the violin
Many violinists are afflicted
with skin irritations due to clenching a rigid chin rest.
The Soft-pro chin rest cover provides flexible comfort to the
player and eliminates skin irritation. Soft-pro is also available
in a junior size.
finissima mute transforms
the violin sound into a smooth muting effect without diminishing
or eliminating many of the important overtones that are often
lost with mutes that 'pinch' the bridge. The mute applies
pressure only to the top of the bridge, thus letting the bridge
'breathe' while producing a subdued tone-colour that is able
to be projected in a hall.
The mute may stay permanently
on the strings ready for use. The violin mute is easily placed
on the bridge of the violin. It slides from the strings onto
the bridge to mute the sound.
Holding the bridge with your
index finger and using light downward pressure on the back of
the mute with the thumb, you slide the mute forward until the
leading edge rides over the top of the bridge.
The mute is normally placed
between the A and D strings, resting behind the bridge on the
string windings back towards, but not touching, the tailpiece,
ready for instant and noiseless use.
Both of these items are available
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