helmbelly Posted January 20 Share Posted January 20 I just took delivery of my first Concertina yesterday - got a $95 gem, very pretty sound and seems unused. I'm new to the instrument and found the metal pinkie rest a little 'sub optimal'. It's hard edged while it serves as a rest it is pretty restrictive. First thought is to make something softer from a heavy leather. Before going ahead I wanted to ask if this is something thats already been discussed or even realized and available for $10 somewhere 😉 I would just remove the 2 screws make a thin brass or delrin adaptor that screws back into the same sockets and creates a singe large pivot hole in the center that I can attach a leather ring to, like the upper ring for the thumb. Making it oversized would allow the finger to slip in unrestricted so it serves the present job but is much softer and will pivot to support everyones odd styles and reaching some of those close buttons that really require a scramble to get to fast I'm a small tool machinist, mostly with prototyping camera accessories so I'm tooled up to work in this scale space. any thoughts before I dig in? I just bought a lovely hide of 10 gauge veggie tanned cowhide that will answer splendidly. Caleb New Orleans Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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