The Kun Junior Collapsible fits 3/4 and 1/2 violins, and it's unique design allows feet to collapse down onto rest for easy storage. Otherwise this design is nearly identicaly to the Kun Original except for the underside material being brown in color instead of black. Very handy for those with shaped cases or those with insufficient space to store the standard Kun shoulder rests. To select correct Kun parts - hold the shoulder rest so that the KUN logo is right side up. The right parts are on the right, the left parts are on the left.
The Kun Junior fits 3/4 and 1/2 sizes and is one of our most popular shoulder rests. Height adjustable similar to same model for 4/4 violin with four width adjustments on both ends. The Kun Junior and Kun Junior Collapsible #1313C differ from the Kun Super Jr. #1313JS in that they have four holes on each end for width adjustment. See Kun Super Jr. for description. Some prefer this design due to it's greater width adjustment capability.
The Kun Super Jr fits 3/4 and 1/2 sizes and is one of our most popular shoulder rests. Height adjustable from 1 1/2 to 2 by lengthening/shortening screws, and legs pivot for pitch adjustment. The Kun Super Jr. differs from the Kun Junior #1313J in that it has ten fine adjustment positions which are secured by a brass screw on the right end, and two stationary leg holes for adjustment on the left end. Some prefer this design as being more streamline than the original model.Replacement parts: To select correct Kun replacement parts - hold the shoulder rest so that the KUN logo is upright. The right parts are on the right, the left parts are on the left. 1313LJS - Short leg w/screw (left side) 1313LJX - Long leg w/screw (right side) 1313SE - Sliding leg bracket / endpiece 1313SI1 - Leg 1 hole insert piece (right) 1313SI2 - Leg 2 hole insert piece (left) 1314BS - Brass screw / nut
The Kun Mini Collapsible fits 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, and 1/16 violins. Feet/legs collapse flat against rest for easy storage in most student shaped cases. Four width adjustments at each end, legs are height adjustable by lengthening or shortening the screws.
This rest is also available in red, green, blue or yellow! Please enter: 1313MCRED for red 1313MCBLU for blue 1313MCGRN for green 1313MCYLW for yellow.
Replacement parts for the 1313MC: To select correct Kun replacement parts - hold the shoulder rest so that the KUN logo is upright. The right parts are on the right, the left parts are on the left. 1313CMLS - Long leg w/screw (right side) 1313CMR - Right Leg Bracket / endpiece 1313CMSS - Short leg w/screw (left side) 1313CML - Left leg bracket / endpiece 1313MS - Plastic nut / screw 1313TM - 4 rubber tips for fractional Kun rests
Corelli Alliance Violin String Set, 4/4 size, Medium gaugeDesigned for the advanced to professional player, and are the result of over 3 years of careful development by string-making engineers, and two years of testing by professional musicians. The Alliance Vivace offers a rich, focused and clean sound from high to low position, playing very easily with fast and accurate response under both high and low pressure. The high-tech composite core material offers a classic sound and strong projection. Players familiar with Corelli Alliance will notice a more powerful sound, similar to that of Obligato, Evah Pirazzi and Dominant, with the warm, rich tone of gut stringslike Olive and Eudoxa.
** Note, the Alliance Vivace is replacing the standard Alliance, which will no longer be manufactured.
The Stretto from Switzerland is simply the most effective system for maintaining a safe and consistent humidity level in a case's interior. The Stretto bag effectively humidifies for up to two weeks. When ready to rehydrate the bag, simply re-soak in water (use distilled water for best results). Benefits to the player include an instrument safer from the risk of cracks, more consistent performance, and bow hair that does not dry and shrink (causing higher tension risking warpage or even tip breaks).
Charles Avsharian, CEO of SHAR, says about the Stretto: "I highly recommend the Stretto system to advanced players and professionals as it is without question the best humidifying system available. The humidifying bags are easy to use, and last up to two weeks without any maintenance. For those with valuable instruments and bows, I believe the Stretto system is extremely valuable for safeguarding their investment and for consistent top performance."
And Cyrus Forough, Concert Artist, Professor of Violin , Carnegie Mellon University says about the Stretto: "As in all museums protecting great works of art, the humidity must be equalized for the preservation of such masterpieces. All instruments require similar protection, regardless of their age, we owe it to our precious investment. I heartily recommend the Stretto."
Humidity Advisory Central heating, air conditioning and the dry climate parts of the country have done more damage to musical instruments than all other natural forces. There are a few absolutes to follow in order to keep your instrument in top condition and save time and money spent on repair.
1. Use the Stretto system of controlled, moisture release and electronic humidistat. 2. Keep your case closed at all times except to remove or replace the instrument. 3. Replace moisture pouches as needed (keep some spares handy).
The hygrometer operates with single AAA battery (included) and reads humidity and temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius; it also records the most recent highest and lowest settings of both readings. It can attach with included Velcro strips to the interior of case, or it can simply be stored in accessory pocket inside case. The Stretto effectively humidifies the entire case, so if the hygrometer is placed inside a pocket, its readings will still be accurate for entire case.