ROK-023139, TON KOOIMAN ETUDE 3 CLARINET & OBOE THUMBREST, BLACK.
The Etude3 is a light weight thumb rest for clarinet and oboe made out of durable plastics. The Etude enhances the freedom of playing. Faster and easier movement of the ring- and little finger and it prevents fatigue of the thumb and hand. It gives your a sense control and of a firm grip on your instrument.
- Fits every clarinet and oboe
- For ergonomic playing
- Helps to avoid RSI
The Etude makes it possible to move the pressure point of the thumb rest to the first phalanx of the thumb to the space between the two joints. The lever momentum is much smaller at this point so the thumb can support the weight more easily. Much of the energy used for supporting the weight then becomes available for handling the instrument. And can be used to improve control and speed up paying technique.
1) The Etude3 has a new metal hook covered with soft rubber and a casing with improved ergonomics.
2) The hook is adjustable in height as well. There are several hidden features to improve the physical strength of the design such as better materials and a redesign of dove tail slide and mounting slide.
The use of the Etude invites you into a new way of carrying your instrument! Instead of “hanging in the tendons”, the musician will now carry the instrument in an “active” way. The thumb is held higher and is either straight or slightly bent. The result is a natural and individual posture. The tip of the thumb has to make good contact with the thumb rest casing (in hollow shaped cavity).
The Ton Kooiman thumb rests are supplied with a manual in the box for installation and use. The thumbrest screws into the clarinet/oboe body. Initial setup/assembly required to fix to instrument. Once attached, the thumb rest has a quick release plate for easy adjustment.