GelRest Chinrest Pad

By Gelrest

3.2 from 6 reviews
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£12.49 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Gel technology now brought to bear on the problem of comfort while playing for long periods. For violin and viola.

The soft Gel pad sticks immediately to a clean chin rest and can be cleaned. Available to fit most popular chin rest models and materials.

Correct fitting to a scrupulously clean chin rest is essential for successful fitting of this product. Enclosed with our Gelrests are comprehensive fitting instructions and special swabs for ensuring the chin rest surface is correctly prepared for fitting the product.

Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
23/04/2012 12:02
Hitchin, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Unfortunately I can't recommend this.
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: Hmmm. Not sure I can find anything.

Cons: Very disappointed with this. It really does not stay on the chin rest - and I've tried everything suggested on their website, and I couldn't detect any real benefit when it was on. Not as much cushioning effect as I was expecting.

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22/08/2018 14:59
Dalton-In-Furness, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A little extra comfort
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: I had one of these for my violin so as soon as I changed to the viola it was the first item on my shopping list. The gel rest is a good fit and helps make me feel as if the instrument is more secure. It makes the chin rest more comfortable and blends in really well .

Cons: It does take a few attempts to align it perfectly but that’s because I’m a perfectionist - not the gel rests fault

Other: Service from The String Zone was prompt as usual

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27/06/2018 09:27
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A good product as long as adhesion can be ensured.
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: The first item I was sent failed to adhere to the chinrest. The Stringzone replaced the item and we had a useful email discussion about the problem - exceptional customer care, the Stringzone taking a great interest in the problem and making every effort to put it right. A lens wipe was included with the replacement to ensure absolute clealiness of the chin rest. The replacement seems to have better adhesion. I find the Gelrest a useful product, providing a good cushion for the chin and grip.

Cons: The adhesion issue is clearly of concern to others besides me. It may be that the adhesive on some of the Gelrests is weak. Cleaning the chin rest before applying the Gelrest is essential.

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01/03/2017 14:48
Minehead, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very comfortable
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: These are so comfortable, I have two now! When wearing makeup I find my chin slip a bit on the chin rest and this prevents that. I clean my chin rest with a little anti bacterial hand gel which contains some alcohol and this removes any oils/makeup, before I fit the gelrest. They attach perfectly to wooden chin rests but if you use a plastic one, they don't stick.

Cons: No cons at all.

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10/04/2012 09:02
Andover, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Not really worth it.
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: The gel is soft and prevents the edges of the chinrest from chafing my rather bony chin.

Cons: I was disappointed with this product as I expected much more for the price. It really is little more than a piece of gel. The sticky side is sticky but not adhesive (a half full jar of honey tends to be sticky), so it slides around on the chinrest, in fact it prefered to stick to my chin! Covering with a piece of Chamois leather helped. I did expect the upper face to be covered with something soft - like lycra, the gel wristrest on my mouse mat has this and cost rather less. It would be better if the underside is non-slip rather than sticky.

Other: I have now bought a number of items from The String Zone and find their service first class.

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