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post Aug 23 2008, 04:51 PM
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Hey guys,

Just wanted to say something that may be pretty important. If you have a chair where you can rest your arms on: don't use it when playing guitar! Even if you're too lazy (like me) to get a decent chair, don't play on that chair and even if you're still too dumb (like me) to do, DON'T rest your arm on it. I've had problems with my arm for two months because of this.

Oh yeah, and another thing. Always check twice where your train is going to, especially at 1 AM, cause you might end up 200 miles from home with no way back if you don't... like I did last night. dry.gif

Okay that's all. Keep it in mind smile.gif

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post Aug 23 2008, 06:08 PM
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Some good advise here.
I've done that train-thing once... exept it was on a bus biggrin.gif


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post Aug 23 2008, 06:12 PM
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I have a chair that i can rest my arms on but i dont think that so much i just tuch it sometimes when i play but i dont have any problems.


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post Aug 23 2008, 11:30 PM
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I use a chair with armleans on, but when I play guitar I sit on a wierd way so I get away from the sides tongue.gif
I should find another chair to use when I play, so I can relax more though..

And for the train tip: That's why I never sleep on a bus or train tongue.gif


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post Aug 24 2008, 12:05 AM
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I have always tried to use chairs without armleans when I have played guitar, I see now that it has paid off smile.gif Hope you get better though. I do also think it's best to use a chair that is a little high when you play as it may better your sitting position when you play guitar. That's at least what my physical therapist told me tongue.gif


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post Aug 24 2008, 12:07 AM
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i have an armless chair in my hut but at the computer its a armful? chair


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post Aug 24 2008, 12:15 AM
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I use a computer chair with no arms on it.


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post Aug 24 2008, 11:56 AM
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The train thing is fun for people who weren't on that train heading the wrong way biggrin.gif I know someone who even lays his guitar on the rigt arm supporter thing.... when playing !


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post Aug 24 2008, 01:06 PM
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Thanks for the warnings man!! smile.gif
I recommend also getting a chair without armrests - for playing the instrument ! smile.gif
Hopefully I don't use trains here smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2008, 03:13 PM
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I had armrests on my chair but didn't even put them on when I got the chair and assemble it. Playing on this kind of chair is not too good.
I never practice on chair anymore tho, everybody knows that the most comfortable place to sit to practice is on the edge of the bed. biggrin.gif


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post Aug 24 2008, 03:25 PM
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I haw an chair with out armrest thing,but I am a singer.smile.gif
But the train thing,sorry to hear that man.smile.gif
Thanks for the advices.smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2008, 04:01 PM
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I sit on my amp. biggrin.gif However, when I get home at my mum I´ll be sitting on a chair with armrests which I never use. The chair is already very old (about 15 years or so) and I like it because it´s really comfortable.
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post Aug 24 2008, 10:25 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Aug 24 2008, 05:01 PM) *
I sit on my amp. biggrin.gif However, when I get home at my mum I´ll be sitting on a chair with armrests which I never use. The chair is already very old (about 15 years or so) and I like it because it´s really comfortable.


I also sit on my amp (its a great chair - check out my lessons) smile.gif ehhehe
But my back hurts for days and gets all twisted because of that sad.gif


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post Aug 24 2008, 10:29 PM
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My chair has really thin padding and hurts my bum after an hour laugh.gif i always wonder what an ideal playing chair is!

When i sit on the edge of my bed- i slouch and my back aches sad.gif

Advice for a great chair?! (links!! tongue.gif )
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post Aug 25 2008, 01:31 AM
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It's a nice tip mate. Plus I hate chair with armrest because I always bang my guitar on to them!!


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post Aug 25 2008, 01:38 AM
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The chair I use is armless cool.gif

But about the train thing, that's rough. How did that work out...or did it? unsure.gif


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post Aug 25 2008, 01:42 AM
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Get a chair that let four feet touch the ground, also the place where you sit must be plain, and a cushion helps, but it mjust be a stiff one.


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post Aug 25 2008, 01:45 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Aug 24 2008, 11:29 PM) *
Advice for a great chair?! (links!! tongue.gif )


Something like this : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mar...ool-?sku=450421

Also maybe chairs for drummers would work nicely too..

Or if you want comfort and ready to make an investment something like this :

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Pic...hair?sku=430991

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post Aug 25 2008, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 25 2008, 05:45 AM) *
Something like this : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Mar...ool-?sku=450421

Also maybe chairs for drummers would work nicely too..

Or if you want comfort and ready to make an investment something like this :

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Pic...hair?sku=430991

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Taking it one step further - If you plan on performing(or already doing so) you really need to practice some and learn how to play standing up as its totally different than when playing in a chair. I had (And still do) have a hard time playing standing up(even with my foot popped up on a monitor or something) because I spent too much time learning guitar while sitting. Still can't figure out how you rockers can play with your guitar hanging low off your hip(Which looks way better than me playing my guitar higher on my chest), but my fretting wrist can't bend enough comfortably when playing the guitar slung low.


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post Aug 25 2008, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE (Guitar1969 @ Aug 25 2008, 09:13 PM) *
Taking it one step further - If you plan on performing(or already doing so) you really need to practice some and learn how to play standing up as its totally different than when playing in a chair. I had (And still do) have a hard time playing standing up(even with my foot popped up on a monitor or something) because I spent too much time learning guitar while sitting. Still can't figure out how you rockers can play with your guitar hanging low off your hip(Which looks way better than me playing my guitar higher on my chest), but my fretting wrist can't bend enough comfortably when playing the guitar slung low.


Yeah of course people need to practice standing sometimes..I suggest adjusting the strap so guitar stays in same position when sitting and standing up...That way you should not have any problems..


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