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I’m an adult player but have very small hands. I was hoping the set would help me with proper hand placement. The “fish” for the pinky fits and helps as desired but the frog felt a touch off. It was not very adjustable so I could never get it quite right and ended up not using it at all. So if you need the pinky rest, I would suggest buying it by itself. I’m sure the frog will work for some people, but it’s definitely a very exact fit that wasn’t for me.
No review. Disregard the number of stars. I returned this item unopened because the person I bought it for decided she wanted a different type and model. Picked 3 stars just to clear this item from my "please review" list, but wanted to minimize any negative review impact. I can't figure out how to remove a "please review" item from the list that I am not reviewing.
It works great for my little violinist. I am giving it 4 stars because in order for it to fit in the case (when you put it away) you have to take the entire bottom on the bow apart and remove it OR you have to carry it outside of the case. Both are a pain. But it corrects her bow hold and that is what we really need it for.
As a violist nearing his 6th year of playing with improper bow-grip, this thing has been amazing in remedying my issues. My pinkie's tendon had been cut when I was young, leaving the tip of it unable to flex. As of such, my bow hold was always lacking in pinkie strength, which is of course highly important in maintaining good tone and technique. The grip's pinkie-holder has been helping me greatly in rehabilitating my injury.
I highly recommend this product to any beginner struggling with proper grip-posture.
I could not use it... it was not fit for a half size bow. I even tried to cut the circle of the thumb/index support to make it bigger, and it still did not fit. I wasted 30 dollars. I do not recommend for half size bows.
My daughter love it, and the teacher too))! You have to disarm the "frog" to put it, because of that you have to disarm the frog again to put it inside the violin case when you are not playing the instrument. Well...I found a case for the frog, to protect it, and that's it. The item is very nice and practical, the price is too high.
nice and if you can actually see the video of how to install it you will do well. the video is black on black and it is not easy to see so the product is not helpful if you have to do this without help. see youtube.
Pinky hole is a keeper, stays better than my previous 'corn' pads. BUT... the large grip part is 1. WAY too large for my 6yo hand, and 2. Even worse , it covers where her thumb should rest. Suzuki teacher said NO NO NO.
I just started learning the violin, and my teacher recommended this. So glad she did! My first 3 practices were awful because I was fighting with my bow the entire time! I feel much more confident, and it shows in my sound!