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Thread #56779   Message #889811
Posted By: Frankham
13-Feb-03 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: fiddle support for fused spine arthritis
Subject: RE: fiddle support for fused spine arthritis
I am intrigued with what Mark Wood has done with his electric fiddle called The Viper. There is a strap that hooks onto a left hand side knob, is tossed over the left shoulder and brought up under the right arm and attached to a knob on the right hand side. There is a little collapseable support that leans against the left hand side of the upper chest and these all hold the fiddle in position without having to deal with a chin rest or support the neck with the thumb. I don't see why this wouldn't work for a conventional accoustic fiddle although I don't think anyone would want to experiment with a Cremona. (Mark Wood Violins are on-line in case anyone is interested.

Frank Hamilton