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Everest Violin Shoulder Rest

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The Everest EZ-4A Violin Shoulder rest is ergonomic and is virtually indestructible. Coated feet protect the finish of your instrument finish. This l...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Everest EZ-4A Violin Shoulder rest is ergonomic and is virtually indestructible. Coated feet protect the finish of your instrument finish. This low-cost comfortable shoulder rest was designed in USA.


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EverestViolin Shoulder Rest
 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Good quality (24)
  • Functional (21)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (16), Experienced (6), Child (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent shoulder rest

My daughter, who is eleven and has been playing for three years, is very pleased with this shoulder rest. I bought the size 1/2-3/4, and it fits her 3/4...Read complete review

My daughter, who is eleven and has been playing for three years, is very pleased with this shoulder rest. I bought the size 1/2-3/4, and it fits her 3/4 violin perfectly. She says the shoulder rest lets her hold the violin securely with just her chin. Detached, it also fits inside the violin case with the violin, spooning up against it. Tip: if you have a 3/4 violin, do not order what's listed here as the 3/4-4/4 size, which is actually stamped "4/4" on the plastic (as I found out when it arrived) and does not fit a 3/4 violin. Instead, order the 1/2-3/4 size, which is indeed stamped "1/2-3/4," and you will be fine. Customer service sent me out the right size right away -- thank you for excellent service!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Best value for the price range.

It fits well and does the job. I would suggest going with this rather than the Resonans, or other similar designs in the price range, because it is made with better materials.Read complete review

It fits well and does the job. I would suggest going with this rather than the Resonans, or other similar designs in the price range, because it is made with better materials.
I've been playing violin for about eight years, and I have used three different shoulder rests, including this one. This one is by far the best for two reasons: it's feet are snug and don't damage the violin, and the feet's attachment by screw rod means it's height is adjustable to a certain degree. I've used the Resonans, and another even more pricier one I cannot recall--both that used metal feet protected only by latex, that can possibly scratch the violin and doesn't allow as tight a fit as this rest's more elastic plastic feet. This one fits easily onto my violin and doesn't fall off. The construction is simple and solid also. And as for durability: by the look, sturdy feel, and simplicity of it's design, I'd bet that nothing is going to catch and peel off or come apart for a lifetime.
The simple design and materials are just right, better fitting and not as damaging to the violin as the metal most other shoulder rests use.
Outdoes other rests in its price range for the ability to adjust its height, plus its materials (mostly plastic) are cheaper and fit better.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent shoulder rest

By Yi-Fun Hsueh

from Chevy Chase , MD, USA

Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

My daughter, who is eleven and has been playing for three years, is very pleased with this shoulder rest. I bought the size 1/2-3/4, and it fits her 3/4 violin perfectly. She says the shoulder rest lets her hold the violin securely with just her chin. Detached, it also fits inside the violin case with the violin, spooning up against it. Tip: if you have a 3/4 violin, do not order what's listed here as the 3/4-4/4 size, which is actually stamped "4/4" on the plastic (as I found out when it arrived) and does not fit a 3/4 violin. Instead, order the 1/2-3/4 size, which is indeed stamped "1/2-3/4," and you will be fine. Customer service sent me out the right size right away -- thank you for excellent service!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Best value for the price range.

By Daniel Kucner

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

It fits well and does the job. I would suggest going with this rather than the Resonans, or other similar designs in the price range, because it is made with better materials.
I've been playing violin for about eight years, and I have used three different shoulder rests, including this one. This one is by far the best for two reasons: it's feet are snug and don't damage the violin, and the feet's attachment by screw rod means it's height is adjustable to a certain degree. I've used the Resonans, and another even more pricier one I cannot recall--both that used metal feet protected only by latex, that can possibly scratch the violin and doesn't allow as tight a fit as this rest's more elastic plastic feet. This one fits easily onto my violin and doesn't fall off. The construction is simple and solid also. And as for durability: by the look, sturdy feel, and simplicity of it's design, I'd bet that nothing is going to catch and peel off or come apart for a lifetime.
The simple design and materials are just right, better fitting and not as damaging to the violin as the metal most other shoulder rests use.
Outdoes other rests in its price range for the ability to adjust its height, plus its materials (mostly plastic) are cheaper and fit better.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

comfy but cheap

By Karis Mills

from WA

Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

I like the comfort, fit, and price of this shoulder rest, but two of my violin students bought these and used them for only a couple of months before the rubber on the legs broke. I'm ordering one more in the hopes that either it was a fluke or they have gotten better. At this price, I want so much for them to be good shoulder rests so that I can keep using them for myself and my students. Here's hoping.
They don't do colapsable legs yet.
The rubber on the legs broke on two of these that my students bought.
If it breaks, it isn't worth the price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great, for a while

By Alexandria grahm

from Utah

Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

If the legs on my shoulder rest were in tact I could probably adjust my shoulder rest so it wouldn't irritate my shoulder, but since they are so flimsy this is not possible. I am hoping that they will come out with a shoulder rest with stronger legs because I really do love everything else.
My Everest shoulder rest, was very comfortable comparred to the old shoulder rests, they are a
revoulution in comfort. After a while though, mine began irritatiting my shoulder, but I don't know why.
The shoulder rests are generally good quality and wear well, but the legs are very flimsy and mine have started wearing from stress. I know many people who have had several broken legs on their
Everest shoulder rests.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very comfortable

By fiddlemike

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

My son recently decided to learn the fiddle and I bought this shoulder rest for him because of the price. When I tried it I was very impressed with the level of comfort it provided. I have played fiddle for over 10 years and have tried several shoulder rests that cost 2 to 5 times as much. After using the Everest I decided to purchase a second one for myself.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Comfortable

By Jessslopoke

from Houston, TX

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Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

I have this shoulder rest and I unfortunately did not buy it from this website. However, this is a amazing shoulder rest and is more than great for the price. I bought it from my orchestra teacher for $20 so and he bought it straight from everest for $20. He bought them for us and let s us pay him so we didn't have to drive out to everest which is on the other side of town. I know that it cost $20 at Everest because I called and asked them. You are saving lots of money if you buy it here. The only thing wrong with this shoulder rest is its a little bit heavy and bulky but only a small bit compared to others. The padding is so soft and comfortable you'll forget all about that.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Immediate improvement: hands off

By sdev

from IL, USA

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Violin Shoulder Rest:

With the shoulder rest my daughter had before this one, she had a hard time holding the violin under the chin without some support from the left hand. This shoulder rest solved the problem in a day or so -- if not right away. I'm very pleased with the purchase.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every beginning violin player needs this!

By Dean

from AK

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Great price, easy to use, playing made easier.
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • As a beginner, this is used for practice only

    Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

    Used primarily for practice since my grandson is a beginner violin player. It has really helped him to gain control of his instrument and play more smoothly.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good product

    By Mary

    from AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

        Shipped very quickly.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Bargain

        By GaryH

        from Taneytown, MD

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

            Not much to say - shoulder rests can be much more expensive than this one. I took a chance and won. The Everest fits snugly and works great. The molded polymer is strong. Feels nice too.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Basic affordable shoulder rest

            By Fiddler

            from Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Doesn't Mar The Finish
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • Difficult To Store
            • No Directions Included

            Best Uses

              Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

              I like the shoulder rest very much for my students. It is easy to adjust and feels good on the shoulder and collarbone. However, the company needs to demonstrate the proper fit and how to adjust. Even on their website, I could not find this information.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great but consider ...

              By Lrn2jump

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                I love this shoulder rest! So comfy and easy to put on/off. However, similar to my experience with the plastic-based Mach shoulder rest, when I press down firmly with my head, because the base is plastic, it spreads the legs out just enough to make it slip off the violin -- crash! If they could make the base plastic just a little more sturdy it would be perfect! Love the extra cushion.
                The smaller sizes don't seem to have this problem, just the full size.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great value

                By Willy

                from GA

                About Me Experienced

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                Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                Really good product at this price. The Everest is very comfortable right out of the box, feels and looks well made, and is easy to take on/off a violin.

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Shoulder Rest

                By part time player

                from Tulsa, Okla

                Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                Best rest I have seen. Perfect fit and classy look. Very pleased with unit. Fiddler from T Town

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Customer Service!!

                By Debbie

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                  I had been referred to this shoulder rest by an experienced violinist and I'm pleased with it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Ideal Shoulder Rest for Violinist!

                  By And Peggy

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                    This Everest violin shoulder rest is amazing! It's very comfortable and has a great quality. I recommend getting the 4/4-3/4 size shoulder rest if you have a regular sized violin (4/4) since it fits perfectly. Overall, I definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice shoulder rest.

                     
                    4.0

                    Comfortable shoulder rest

                    By Violin mom

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Child

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                        I got this for my daughter. It fits well on her 1/2 size violin but be careful when turning the holder. It's glued on to the rubber and can easily fall off if not done gently.

                         
                        3.0

                        Enough with the emails!

                        By L

                        from Dayton, Ohio

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                          Great product and price, but relentless emails once this company gets hold of your address. Staaaahhhhp.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Prompt delivery.

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome Violin Rest

                          By No

                          from No

                          About Me Child

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                            This is an amazing rest. I have been playing violin for quite some time and it hasn't let me down. Everything is well designed, from the feet to the padding, it's fantastic.

                             
                            5.0

                            Very good product

                            By Rachel

                            from Rochester ny

                            About Me Child

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Everest Violin Shoulder Rest:

                              Self explanatory how to use

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