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My Luxor Solo is tearing up my left thumb. Does anyone make any nice left hand thumb rests? I would love to get one like my Martin Comm I with the contoured shape. ANy ideas?
 

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You could always build your own with plumber's epoxy and shape it like your Martin's. It would be much cheaper and easily reversible...
 

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Find a tech who is willing to get a sheet of 1/4" yellow brass and see if he is willing to copy it. All he would have to do after shaping, bending, and finishing is silver solder it on a brass chimney and lead solder it to the body. Take him your MC so he has a working model for comparison during the process, and it should not be a major ordeal.;)
 

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JerryJamz2 said:
...silver solder it on a brass chimney...
Where does one get such a 'brass chimney'...i have made them before out of brass tubing stock, but it takes a while with makeshift sanders and files.
 

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shmuelyosef said:
Where does one get such a 'brass chimney'...i have made them before out of brass tubing stock, but it takes a while with makeshift sanders and files.
From any manufacturer who has a brass chimney on one of their instruments. In our shop we have taken 1" OAL X 1" OD solid brass stock, shaped the end concavely using a bench grinder(with a small wheel) and drilled the center out in our lathe using a 1/2" bit. This will leave each side wall with a thickness of 1/8". Or you can use it solid w/o drilling. We also take down the outside wall diameter (OD) and face the other end flat (now the top of the chimney), to proper height, as required by the set-up, in our lathe if needed. fwiw - this is not a DIY job unless you have maching capabilities, in most instances.
 
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