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Thank you for suggesting the Bonmusica, Jason. I’d been considering purchasing one for quite a while, and after reading this I finally took the plunge about a month ago.
It made an immediate improvement in my vibrato exercises since it allows for more freedom of movement in my hand. I have issues with back pain and it really helped eliminate pain while playing. I also notice that it enforces proper technique in holding the violin (at least as I had been instructed as a kid). It took a bit of customization out of the box, and then a little more tweaking. I may still do another minor tweak, but I’m giving myself a chance to get accustomed to it.
The Bonmusica has made comfort, or rather discomfort, while playing a non-issue. It’s great. Thank you.