You asked and we listened. The Micro is a super-low (3/8" or 9mm) shoulder rest for young students, players with baroque instruments, violists, or anyone who needs a shoulder rest that adds a minimal amount of extra height. The name Micro comes from the "micro adhesive" that is used to attach this product to your instrument. Micro adhesive sticks securely, but can be removed and re-installed hundreds, even thousands, of times without losing its stick! That's because micro adhesive sticks via tiny suction cups instead of sticky tape, so it lasts far longer than ordinary tape based adhesives. Stick it in place, then remove it. Over and over. The Micro is 3" in diameter, the same dimension as the popular cosmetic sponge used by players for decades. You won't need rubber bands with the Micro, howeverType a description for this product here...
Jessica (Submitted on 22nd Apr 2021)
This seems to be the "shoulder rest" I was looking for. While I am more comfortable playing without a shoulder rest, a chinrest bracket on a collar bone equals pain. The Micro provides just the right amount of cushion, and I can position it right where I need it. I have paired it with a GelRest for full comfort. If I was in a situation where I wanted more protection for the violin (think sweat and sunscreen) I might opt for a chinrest cover that draped over and under the end of the instrument, but for just being able to pick up and play comfortably, the Micro is great.
Karen (Submitted on 6th Aug 2019)
My son always refused to use a shoulder rest due to the bulkiness. This gel rest is perfect. It is easy to move around and had not caused any damage to the violin. He loves it.
Unknown (Submitted on 6th Jul 2019)
I've been using this pad for more than a year and its still works great! If it doesnt stick well, you just have to wash it with a tissue with a bit of water on it, and its as good as if was new. Recommended
Cookie Segelstein (Submitted on 2nd Jan 2018)
This is a perfect size and stays on the instrument. I will continue using the GelRest Micro shoulder rest.
Unknown (Submitted on 25th Dec 2017)
This is an overall excellent product. As a professional, I found it to be well-made, and exactly as described. It is low, firm, and it sticks very well.
David (Submitted on 16th Jul 2017)
I am very happy with the GelRest Micro. It adheres well to my instrument. It is a little thicker and a lot firmer than the red cosmetic pad I had been using which suits me well. Be sure to view the video to get the discount.
Unknown (Submitted on 2nd May 2017)
This helps keep the instrument from slipping off the shoulder for those who don't want to use a standard shoulder rest.