INSTRUCTIONS - RULON Saxophone Thumb Rest
BEFORE YOU START
⚠️ WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
Small parts—Not for Children under 6 yrs old. Buyer assumes all risk of use of this product.
⚠️CAUTION: Do not place this rest over key guards or keys. Tighten only to the mounting plate. This rest allows radical rotation so carefully inspect position before tightening. User assumes all risk from use.
If the rest does not fit your saxophone make/model, please let us know and we'll work to make a solution for you.
HOW IT WORKS
Find your rest and a flat head screwdriver. The example above is a wooden version and the optional fingertip screwdriver. Your rest may be 24K Gold Plate, Carbon Fiber, or Resin Plastic.
Gently lay your saxophone on a table as shown above.
Use your flathead screwdriver to remove the saxophone thumb hook screw.
CAUTION: The rest screw is rarely turned and may be corroded and extremely tight. The small fingertip screwdriver is meant for light-duty mobile adjustments. If your screw will not turn loose, try a full-size screwdriver.
Store your old hook safely but keep all mounting screw parts nearby to use with your RULON rest.
PRO TIP! If you have a teardrop style thumb rest screw, you do not need a screwdriver to set and adjust mounting tension. See video below.
You can use the fingertip screwdriver to lock and unlock rest positions. It includes a magnetic mount with adhesive back o stick inside your case and provide easy access.
FOR SMALL HANDS
Place the rest onto the sax mounting plate so the slot curves as shown above.
Extreme rotation adjustment for small hands is also possible if you place the curved slot around the top locking plate screw. See example above.
Above is an example from Key Leaves Artist Tina Wang using the RULON sax rest in a small hand position to relieve hand pain from a prior injury.
FOR MEDIUM HANDS
Center the rest onto your sax mounting plate below the alternate F# key. This is often the most comfortable position for medium size hands. You can flip or rotate the rest as needed to best fit your sax key work and hand.
Above is the RULON ergonomic saxophone thumb rest used by Key Leaves Artist Timothy McAllister on his Selmer Supreme alto saxophone. Timothy uses the RULON sax rest in the medium large position for a more relaxed and pain free playing hold of his saxophone.
FOR LARGE HANDS
⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: Most sax cases will not allow the rest to be fully extended for large hands. If this is the situation with your case, after playing, loosen the screw and rotate the rest clockwise toward the alternate F# key and then place the sax inside your case.
Extreme rotation adjustment for large hands is also possible if you place the curved hole around the top of your locking plate screw. See example above.
Above is a photo of Key Leaves Artist Rich Page using a RULON ergonomic thumb rest on his black lacquer Yamaha alto saxophone. The RULON sax rest helps his very large hands get a more relaxed and pain free hold of the saxophone.