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About Ton Kooiman Products
A Ton Kooiman Thumb rest offers great comfort and balance for the demanding player. And facilitates even an improvement of your tone-quality
The Ton Kooiman thumb rests are for both children and adults: large and small hands: for every type of player (amateur or professional).
The Maestro2 professional thumb rest can be adjusted in all possible directions to meet the highest individual demands. A direct and positive effect on the freedom of movement of the entire hand is found because of the improved position of the thumb in relation to the instrument.
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.
Making playing easier It’s actually surprising that no-one thought of this before: Saxophone players use a neck strap to carry the weight of their instrument, so the right thumb shouldn’t play any role in that sense. Still, the traditional thumb rest looks as if it should.
Properly balancing the flute has never been easy – until now. The Prima Thumb Rest prevents the instrument from rolling toward you. It also reduces the flute’s pressure against your lips, it incites a correct position of your fingers, and helps to prevent tension in fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders.
The Oboe professional thumb rest gives freedom of movement of the entire hand. This is achieved by means of a hollow casing that can be adjusted from right to left. In this way the hand is allowed to “open”. This is the most sofisticated thumb rest that can be adjusted to the individual anatomy of the musician!
" Your products have made such a difference in my playing as I am recovering from tendosynovitis "
" It gave much more flexibility in my fingers, took the strain away from my thumb and wrist "
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