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Wittner Augsburg and Zuerich 8mm Height Adapters

Wittner Augsburg and Zuerich 8mm Height Adapters | WAZ8

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About This Item

Make your chinrest as tall as you need!

It is recognized by many violinists and violists that shoulder rests are only half of the equation when finding the most comfortable and effective way to hold their instruments. Chinrests often get ignored as a static part of the instrument, when really research has shown that it may be more important in offering a relaxed posture that fits your unique body!

The Augsburg and Zuerich Chinrests by Wittner are not only made from comfortable and hypoallergenic plastic, but they come with interchangeable risers to adjust the tilt in a way that allows for different instrument and jaw angles. These additional pairs of 8 mm risers can be added in to make the chinrest as tall as is needed, reducing tension in players with longer necks or who prefer playing without a shoulder rest. Each set comes with one pair. Both must be used, raising the chinrest plate 8 mm in addition to the chosen 0 mm to 6 mm risers that adjust the tilt (included with the chinrest).

Made in Germany.

*Chinrest Not Included*


Item Includes

  • One pair of 8 mm risers
  • Two screws
  • Instructions

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • Berlin, FN

Asked On: 09/16/2021

Can multiple pairs of adapters be stacked on top of each other to increase the height further? For example could I buy 2 sets and increase the height by 16mm?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Daniel, thank you for your question. Great question and we weren't sure the answer. So, we tested and found that YES, you can stack the adapters to increase height.

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Asked On: 12/11/2020

Can these adapters only be used with Augsburg chinrests, or will they work with other brands as well?

SHAR Answer:

These adapters are designed to be used with Wittner's Augsburg and Zuerich chin rests, and we cannot guarantee that they'll work with any other brand.

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Asked On: 07/21/2020

Are these extenders the same length as the ones that come with the Augsburg? I have the extenders that came with the Augsburg set all the way up. Well these allow for me to set the chinrest even higher? Thanks, Scott

SHAR Answer:

Hi David, thanks for your questions! Yes, these extenders are the same height as the pair included with the Augsburg. They can be used with the chinrest to add additional height to your current setup. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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Asked On: 03/23/2020

Chinrest not included? Where do I get it?

SHAR Answer:

Hello David! These extenders are compatible with the Wittner Augsburg and Zuerich chinrests, which are sold separately and available here. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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