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QHR EHS-001 - Euphonium Hand Strap.
Designed to assist the left hand in holding the euphonium with minimum grip required. Allows the left hand to be more relaxed while playing in either standing or siting position. It can be used by either students or professionals. The Euphonium Hand Strap provides a lower pivot point for the total mass of the instrument.
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Posted by Olivier HAAS on 26th Sep 2017
As a teacher, I notice everyday the tensions caused by a faulty posture and the resulting problems: lack of mobility/flexibility and control, poor sound quality, muscle aches... This is the best tool to avoid these! Since I discoverd it, even if I thought I had no problem regarding my posture, I always use it... It makes my holding so comfortable!
Conservatoire Royal de Liège, Belgium
Posted by Seb on 1st Sep 2017
Euphonium amateur (playing 6-8 hours / week), I could hold my euphonium properly for 20 min before to start being tired. It's a bit better now, I can do maybe 30-40 min, but I was expecting a lot better. I might have to work on other part of my posture, so maybe it's just me. Maybe I just need to be patient and keep working out.
The product itself is of great quality, gentle for the brass and feels confortable, very strong and safe to hold the euphonium and it's washable. It's worth the money and I would recommend it, but I guess I had too much expectations based on other's reviews.
Posted by Rob G on 4th Aug 2017
I originally got it for my Euphonium, but helps me more with my baritone.
Posted by Robert W Ricker on 14th Jan 2017
From A satisfied Customer -
Thanks to Algirde Matonis' recommendation I sent for the lap pad and hand strap. Both are well worth the money. The pad is a blessing; keeps the horn in place with no effort; gives me erect posture; with the various inserts provided you can find the ideal height; and it sure beats using my wife's throw pillows which never worked. The hand strap I find equally as useful.Takes the strain off my arm and hand. I tuck my arm to my side, and I hardly notice any weight or torque from the horn.
Posted by Anthony Tosti on 4th Jan 2017
Right off it changed how I hold my horn(baritone).
I keep my elbow tucked to my side,and that also helps.
Really useful.. thanks.
Posted by Riley on 13th Jun 2016
Whenever I play heavier horns, I tend to grip the horn a little too tightly and find my hand to be sore. I discovered this product and decided to try it out as I worry that my hand could develop tendinitis over time. As soon as it came in the mail, and tried it for a few days, I noticed a huge difference.
My left hand feels so much more relaxed not only for performing while standing, but for sitting too as I like to hold the horn off my body. Also, because my left hand is more relaxed, my index finger for the fourth value on the compensating horn feels way less restricted, which in turn allows me to play better.
I highly recommend this hand strap especially to those that play heavier horns. It allows you to hold with less grip, decreased restriction in your left hand especially with the compensating value, and it just allows you to feel more relaxed when playing.
Posted by Grant on 7th Jan 2016
I just got a new Adams E2 Custom euphonium, and it is quite a bit heavier than my previous Besson Sovereign. The handstrap helps distribute the work load on the left arm, so you don't play with a "death grip" from fatigue. Very satisfied with this product.
Posted by MusikSkul Dropout on 13th Aug 2015
I ordered the euphonium hand strap with another item. I wasn't having any problems gripping my euphonium, but decided to give the strap a try based on good reviews of others. This is so much better than gripping. The strap allows the weight of your instrument to rest on your hand. I think that it's an improvement!
Posted by Dean L. Surkin on 5th Feb 2015
The instructions weren't clear but the photos adequately showed how to use it. This device relieved the stress in my left hand when holding the euphonium, both standing and sitting. I do recommend it.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Nov 2014
I have a big horn and it often hurts my hand after playing while standing. This product eliminates all pain after playing. I have thoroughly enjoyed having this product!