Thumbport Piccolo Thumb Rest
Our price: £13.50 plus £1.95 UK P&P - Delivery Information
The Thumbport is a revolution in holding the piccolo. By providing additional support and improving the balance of the instrument, it reduces strain and stress on the hands, and allows for greater freedom in finger movement. Simple to clip-on and doesn't scratch or otherwise damage the finish of the instrument. Supplied in a cloth pouch.
Recommended by William Bennett, Emily Beynon and Wissam Boustany, amongst many others.
"The Thumbport allows greater balance in holding the piccolo. It is comprised of a C-shaped shell and a thumb-like extension. The Thumbport helps the player to place the right hand at an efficient spot and provides additional support.
"The Thumbport guides the player's right thumb to support the piccolo at an angle. The force created at this angle is the sum of two partial vectors: one supports the piccolo from below, and the other counters horizontal rotation. The extension arm rests on the thumb gently, which easily prevents the piccolo from rolling backwards."