Soloist vs Concert Master AcoustaGrips
Protégé Charcoal vs Protégé colored
All AcoustaGrip violin and viola shoulder rests offer superior sound production compared to other shoulder rests, especially those that clamp on to the edges. . . in simplest terms they do not restrict the “natural vibrations” of the wood allowing the instrument to achieve maximum sound output!
Differences between the AcoustaGrip Concert Master (or Protégé Charcoal ) and the “Multi layered SOLOIST and the Multi layered Colored Protégé is the following:
When performing in an orchestra or in chamber music situations one desires to have quality but to also “blend the sound” of your instrument with others. When performing as a soloist we wish our instrument’s sound to be more bright and noticeably defined. That is the basic difference between the AcoustaGrip Concert Master and the Soloist ( and also between the Protégé Charcoal and the Protégé coloreds) !
The added layers are made from separate and distinctly differing acoustical materials. They thereby divide the vibrations (sound patterns) coming into the violin or viola and interact to form a “Foundation and a Structure,” similar to the manner in which a Foundation supports a Building. This differential literally stops the sound from being absorbed, to a degree, and focuses and directs it upwards through the instrument and out the sound or the f holes.
The advantage is obvious for the adult size instruments and musicians, and their choice and desires.
There is also a great need for young people even starting out and advanced youngsters to sound their very best. The need occurs as young violinists are starting at younger ages and advancing rapidly and requiring instruments and accessories that will give them the most brilliance. It is also a great aid and encouragement when it allows a youngster to sound their best much sooner.
AcoustaGrip, Inc. has devoted much time to the development of our products as well as the science of sound, comfort and usage plus the needs of violinists and violists of all ages. We test and develop our products with the most up to date and accurate equipment.