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SAS Chinrest

4.3 from 9 reviews
Price:
£42.00 inc VAT & Economy Delivery in the UK

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Maple 28mm
5 in stock
£42.00
Rosewood 35mm
2 in stock
£42.00
Maple 35mm
1 in stock
£42.00
Rosewood 28mm
2 in stock
£42.00
Rosewood 32mm
3 in stock
£42.00
Rosewood 24mm
3 in stock
£42.00
Maple 24mm
1 in stock
£42.00
Maple 32mm
2 in stock
£42.00
Ebony 28mm
3 in stock
£42.00
Ebony 35mm
3 in stock
£42.00
Ebony 32mm
2 in stock
£42.00

Description

Unique design in rosewood or maple with single gold plated mounting bracket. For 3/4 & 4/4 violin and violas with max depth of 40mm.

FOR VIOLAS OVER 40mm RIB DEPTH A SEPARATE BRACKET IS REQUIRED Click here to buy bracket for viola in titanium finish.

Hand made in solid maple or rosewood for 4/4 and 3/4 violin. Height is the maximum height above the instrument to the top edge of the chinrest.


Product specifications:

  • Solid maple or rosewood.
  • Single, gold plated mounting suits 4/4 and 3/4 violins.
  • Swivel adjustment of chinrest pan.

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Sheila
06/09/2012 18:11
Bucknell, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

SAS to the rescue!
4 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: As I have quite a long neck and narrow shoulders, I have found the SAS violin chin rest to be the most comfortable, for it is the highest one I could find - pain and tension from scrunching my neck through tilting my head too much when trying to hold the violin have now gone. Marvellous!

Cons: It's expensive - but worth it to play with no tension and pain.

Other: I spent some time trying different chin rests - wide ones, central ones &c. - but I discovered research on the internet that discussed the shape of different jaws, and that helped me to work out what was right for me.

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Soizic.n.
26/06/2013 12:42
Truro, United Kingdom

Professional

Where was this thing when i was a teenager?
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: i love this device overall….my violin…wonderful though she is….is really heavy, and have had trouble getting her to sit where i put her. The extra scroll means there is more wood on the end. Most of the awkwardness was sorted with the bon muica, also purchased here at stringzone, but i still had some problems, which caused me physical pain. The SAS being so wonderfully adjustable has finally allowed me to free up my shoulder and neck. Giving me total flexibilty and relaxation. Why not just sell your violin and buy a better one?…I hear you cry…..I ve had this baby since i was 14 years old. I'm 44 now

Cons: It is not a con with the product itself….maybe more my own misjudgement…i bought the heighest one 35mm….I have to keep taking it off as it doesnt fit in the case when fitted….ive now knackered the screw head a bit…..like i say….not the fault of SAS or string zone

Other: I WILL BUY ANOTHER ONE WHEN FUNDS ALLOW, but get the next size down, which is 28mm, and use this one on the electric. It has no case. lol

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Rose
20/11/2012 22:05
Scotland, United Kingdom

Teacher

For violas too!
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This wooden chinrest is a great deal more comfortable than my previous plastic one as it doesn't slip around in a hot concert Hall. The placement is more flexible because of the height above the tailpiece.

Cons: It was jolly tricky to get it into the correct location, as the tilt adjustment screw is on the underside, requiring you to remove and refit the chinrest for each adjustment. It a very frustrating process to get it right, but I suppose you probably only need to do that the once. As I recall it came with a screwdriver in the packaging, but I ended up throwing that one side because it was so appallingly designed. Luckily my previous chinrest world as a screwdriver fit also, so I just used that one.

Other: It was jolly tricky to get it into the correct location, as the tilt adjustment screw is on the underside, requiring you to remove and refit the chinrest for each adjustment. It a very frustrating process to get it right, but I suppose you probably only need to do that the once. As I recall it came with a screwdriver in the packaging, but I ended up throwing that one side because it was so appallingly designed. Luckily my previous chinrest world as a screwdriver fit also, so I just used that one. It was certainly confusing as to whether or not this product would fit on a viola, as it only appears under violin chinrests. I checked the SAS website, however, and it gave a maximum instrument depth for violins and violas. To be honest I think you'd have to have a pretty chubby viola for this not to fit! Perhaps a change of item description would be in order.

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Janet
15/09/2016 10:57
Wirral, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

finely made chin rest, adjustable

Pros: Nicely finished wood rest. It does provide a better playing position and avoids the stiff neck issues

Cons: The ebony wood has a small imperfection and the clamp is gold plated which I do not like aesthetically, my preference would be for it to be black or silver finish. Which I believe is available. The clamp is difficult to fit without damaging the edge of the violin. I found it difficult to assess the height of chinrest needed as there is no guidance. The adjustment is only available in one plane.

Other: when choosing a chinrest one needs to assess the shoulder rest and chin rest together and obtain professional help in adjusting to suit for the best position

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Vincent
24/08/2016 16:09
Chislehurst, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Take your violin playing to new heights.

Pros: The thought of a high chin rest

Cons: Not comfortable and in sufficient lip on it for playing without a shoulder rest -

Other: Make sure the model you buy will fit in your violin case, the high ones may not, but the 28mm did fit in my Hidersine case.

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A
20/03/2015 14:09
Galashiels, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent quality easy fit
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good comfortable fit

Cons: No cons

Other: Easy to fit to violin

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Richard
02/10/2014 14:34
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent for comfort, posture and technique!
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This has made a huge impact on my playing! I'm now much more relaxed and comfortable with no shoulder or neck strain.

Cons: It was a little bit fiddly to fix, the only comments I could find online for fixing it were in Japanese, and the SAS site itself wasn't much help.

Other: This is the best purchase I've ever made musically, apart from the violin itself!

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Callum
16/10/2013 23:14
Colchester, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

A soft and lofty platform
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Extended height, softness and colour of the rosewood, and the adjustable tilt

Cons: The slight bowl shape of the platform and the style of the clamp- could damage wood if over tightened (?)

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Catherine
08/10/2013 20:05
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

lovely wooden item but got sizing wrong
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Lovely item unfortunately did not fit Viola as I had predicted so was returned

Cons: it didnt fit my viola

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