Prima Thumb Rest for Flute
Properly balancing the flute has never been easy – until now!
The Prima Thumb Rest prevents the instrument from rolling towards 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 ergonomically shaped thumb plateau prevents the thumb to slip away to the left, and the flute to roll towards player, especially while changing octaves.
The Prima thumb rest allows the right hand to be more open and relaxed, therefore the ring- and little finger move easier to the lower keys.
Flute friendly attachment by means of silicone rubber inlay and bands:
- No scratching
- Allows tube to vibrate freely
- No distortion of round tube
The Prima consists of two parts. The thumb plateau that can be attached in a second on the mounting plate that stays on the flute. This means that the thumb rest can be mounted in a second and always back to the same position.
The Prima thumb rest, allowing the right hand to be more open and relaxed, appears also to be beneficial for the left hand. The lack of balance while changing octaves incites the left hand to compensate and will develop the tendency to tighten up. This is less an issue with the Prima thumb rest because of the protruding straight thumb plateau of the Prima. This plateau is also adjustable at an angle under the flute.
In this way the situation moves towards YOU, your individual unique demands, instead of complying to a given one. More of the energy needed for holding the instrument, can be used for playing comfortably.
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My silicone straps are lost.
Why this system with silicone straps?
What are the colors?
What about my left hand?
that compensation in the left hand is not necessary.
How to prevent slip stick?
The left trill key hit one of the straps.
The left trill key may hit one of the straps and will not “open” as far as before. Sometimes not a problem but if the tuning is affected, a tiny slice of cork has to be removed from under this trill key plateau. (work for a repair person, or a handy musician in your ensemble. A narrow strip of sanding paper can do the trick as well).
The straps have slots in the middle also and when directed around the cork it works often also.
Does it fit your flute case?
I have recently bought a prima flute thumb rest and i had to tell you that I was very impressed with the item, and the way it eased my right hand completely. it gave much more flexibility in my fingers, took the strain away from my thumb and wrist, and also prevented very much the flute tipping in towards me, especially with fast scale runs.
Hi Ton, thank you again for sending me the Prima Flute Thumb Rest. It is helping tremendously. I was also able to rehearse today for almost 2 hours with no discomfort in my thumb. It is enabling me to play my master’s recital with comfort instead of pain.
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