Here is a solution for those trying to figure out the best way to create a Shoulder rest pad. Just uses a plate with a contoured foam shoulder rest pad for a violin. Cost for the pad about $3-$5.
More about the total build for the rig at: zehphotoblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-dslr-shoulder-rig.html
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