The ArcRest shoulder pad features a comfortable foam pad that fills the gap between your instrument and shoulder, allowing increased freedom of movement. The pad is suspended via tiny pads, decreasing contact with the back of the instrument. This decreases damping, freeing up resonance for better sound.
For maximum flexibility, this set for larger violas (16"-16.5") comes with all 4 standard pads. The base is 5" (127mm) instead of 4" (102mm) long. Perfect for teachers to help students find the perfect fit!
Overall heights for the different pads are approximately:
- Thin: 1.22" (a little less than 1-1/4"), 31mm
- Medium: 1.35" (a little less than 1-3/8"), 34.3mm
- Thick: 1.46" (a little more than 1-7/16"), 37.1mm
- Extra Thick: 1.59" (a little more than 1-9/16"), 40.4mm