|May 7th, 2023|
It can! People have made all sorts of straps, ribs, and counterweights for violins. Some examples:
NS Design Balanced Shoulder Rest:
I wanted something similar for my Stroh violin, and played around a bit. After trying a few things I ended up with a truly silly counterweight design:
Probably one of the other designs would have worked better, but this does have the advantage of a long lever. Those are literal rocks taped to the end.
I still probably won't play my Stroh very much, but I'm now much less likely to hurt myself when I do.
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