I was wondering if I could get some help. My neck is super long and I have a hard time practicing the violin due to severe neck pains. I already have a violin shoulder rest but it's too short. My neck is about 7 inches from the base of my neck to my ear. My chin to my collar bone is around 6 inches as well. Is there anyway to find a super large shoulder pad? I already tried to wrap the one I have with a scarf but it's still to short.
Half a century ago, there was no shoulder pad, and violinists still played violin well.
Nowaday, shoulder rest is a must. You may make yourself a thicker shoulder pad to install onto your existing shoulder rest. You also want to pay a capenter to make it, too. Or a mechanic.