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Can someone recommend a good source for the bracket part of a mandolin armrest? I didn't find it at stew-mac or lmi...
thanks in advance for info...
International Violin (http://www.internationalviolin.com/SearchByCategory.aspx?CategoryCode=72)
Dov schmidt music string instruments
I get mine from Roger Siminoff. Give him a call, I am sure he can help.
Before buying any hardware check your body depth. I have purchased both violin and viola chinrest brackets. The violin brackets had a barrel length of 29mm and the viola was 33mm. The viola ones worked better for me and my 1.625 to 1.875 body height that I was working with. Also have to factor the cork pad and where the pins will fit in the s6de of the wood of your rest.
IV is a great source for a lot of great items, I have purchased a lot from them.
I second the recommendation of Dov Schmidt, especially if you're looking for the more elusive extra long barreled viola brackets, as I was.
The gold ones are particularly hard to find. I ended up finding them on Ebay several years ago, but I don't remember the name of the seller offhand.
Thanks all -- this is for an OM, so I will measure body depth carefully and investigate that before ordering.
Decor Music (http://www.decormusic.com/search?searchwords=barrel&searchsmall_4920=&pagesearch_4920_changed=searchwords)is where I got these extra long barrels for use on my OM's.
Thanks for that Decor link Mandobart! They have gold in lengths in both styles. Nice. I just shipped a mando with gold hardware all except for the pickguard hdwr that I could only find in chrome. Next time...