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Pirastro Shoulder Rests

KorfkerRest Violin Shoulder Rest

$ 206.00 $ 195.00

Pirastro Shoulder Rests

KorfkerRest Violin Shoulder Rest

$ 206.00 $ 195.00

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The Pirastro KorfkerRest violin shoulder rest is the first shoulder rest utilizing bendable tone wood which can be adjusted to the shape of the shoulder for a custom fit. Lightweight construction & minimal use of rubber allow instrument to vibrate fully.

Customized adjustment requires quite a few steps; for full details from Pirastro, click here: Korfkerrest adjustment.

 

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Almost perfect

Pros:
- Very light weight
- Instrument sounds more resonant compared to Kun Rest
Cons:
- Complicated to set up and each adjustment needs special torx key (included in the purchase) to adjust.
- The instruction booklet is needlessly complicated to follow and the diagram and the part name is atrociously written. It could use better English translation and/or simpler instruction.

I was very excited to try out this shoulder rest. It is extremely light weight and it makes my violin sound better in terms of enhancing resonance. However, I made the mistake of trying it out two days before the concert before I was totally familiar with "how to use" this shoulder rest. Right before I was about to step on the stage, the shoulder rest would not go on the violin! The "setting" got somehow messed up between packing the shoulder rest and taking it out of the case. The problem is you can't just adjust the shoulder rest back to the original setting - you need a special torx key to do this! Since I was not yet familiar with how to put it back to its original setting quickly, and it's impossible to do this in a dim light in the backstage, I walked on the stage with my torx key and the shoulder rest, hoping the bright stage light and 10 minutes left before the beginning of the concert would be enough time to put it back on again. It wasn't. You need to be familiar with the angle of the legs, how each parts move, and be able to see tiny parts to make this work. I ended up playing the first half of the concert without the shoulder rest and had to borrow an extra shoulder rest from a colleague for the second half. Now that I have had time to study this shoulder rest at home, I decided to put stickers on the legs (4 of them!) to mark "front" so that if similar thing happened again on the stage, I can put it back again quickly - with a torx key in reach! I would give 5 stars to this shoulder rest if it was made in such a way that you did not require any tool to adjust...