QUOTE(inigo @ Feb 9 2012, 05:41 PM)
QUOTE(Viledin4u @ Feb 9 2012, 04:56 PM)
Has anyone tried one of these. They look pretty but are they any good in your opinion? I have tried playing with no shoulder rest and like it but would like to get a similar effect by playing with a low shoulder rest...any thoughts?
I can recommend the "diamond" model, it's by far the best I have used, including quite a long period not using a rest at all. It is indeed very pretty!
One of the things I like about it is the freedom of movement it allows, and it's very light. It does come off sometimes but that's probably the angle I like to have it on the instrument. You can adjust it in every direction. I did nearly have to sell a kidney for it though
- they aren't cheap.
I'd second that about the 'diamond' model. It's really comfortable as well as extremely pretty, and mine has NEVER fallen off, though no doubt it will now I've said that! I have tried various shoulder ersts over the last few years and this one is definitely the best.
It really is light, fairly low and compact and seems to be quite adjustable - my only reservation is that I don't seem to be able to get quite the angle I need with it, so I use it in rotation with a very low-tech sponge, depending on how I'm feeling.