The Acoustifoam Advantage

 

 
  • Enhances the sound quality from the violin by reducing the dampening caused by placing the back of the violin on your shoulder, using a cosmetic puff, or "clamp on" shoulder rests. Most musicians will get a bigger sound using Acoustifoam.
 
  • Provides a flexible, comfortable fit by offering several sizes and configurations.
 
  • Durable design lasts for years! The only replacement parts needed are rubber bands! This makes Acoustifoam an excellent buy!
 
  • Lighter, compact design makes it more convenient to carry.
 
  • Brings the violin or viola at an angle that's closer to the body, making for a shorter reach at the tip of the bow.

 

Acoustifoam vs. Clamped Shoulder Rests

 

Clamped Shoulder Rests Acoustifoam
Clamps cover the back of violin or viola, dampening the sound

The only contact between the Acoustifoam and instrument are 6 pyramid points on each shoulder rest.

Shoulder rests can slide off of instrument Shoulder rests fastened securely by rubber bands
Parts may wear out and are inconvenient to replace The only accessories that need to be replaced are rubber bands
Limited flexibility and lack of motion for the left shoulder Acoustifoam comes in 11 modular sizes and can be positioned in various ways on the instrument. They are made from a light flexible foam.
Shoulder rest may cause nicks in the varnish and indentations in the wood of the instrument There are no metal or hinges in the Acoustifoam design. The fastening points are on the strongest point of the bouts and end peg.
Can be cumbersome to carry. They generally have surgical tubing covering metal or plastic feet. They have hinges which can collapse under pressure The surface area is 3 ½ by 1 ¾ inches and the shoulder rests weigh less than 2 oz. each. They are easy to store in a violin case. There are no moving parts.
Shoulder rest may cause nicks in the varnish and indentations in the wood of the instrument There are no metal or hinges in the Acoustifoam design. The fastening points are on the strongest point of the bouts and end peg.