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by FredCDobbs
(77 posts)
10 years ago

10M thumb rest

I've been thinking about lightly sanding the thumb rest on my 10M to take the crown off, so that it stops digging into my thumb (I've got a small callous). It seems to me that if I can flatten it a little, it will be more comfortable, and I'll also have more leverage against the octive mechanism. My questions are: Does this idea make sense? Has anyone tried this? Will this ruin the motherofpearl? And is there any thing I should use to seal and protect the motherofpearl surface, after it's sanded? Thanks for any opinions.

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: 10M thumb rest

    I don't know anyone who has tried this Fred or what the outcome was. I think you could probably sand down the thumbrest ok. I would finish sand it with a very fine sandpaper, and maybe put some clear fingernail polish over it? Just an idea. Jim

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    1. by FredCDobbs
      (77 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: 10M thumb rest

      Thanks, JIm. I think I'm going to try it. When I do, I'll post the results.

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