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post Sep 9 2011, 08:55 PM
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Lately i have been dealing with a problem that really worry me out.

i can't play well i can but is uncomf' as hell on higher (14+) frets :C so it kind mess up my solos.
so i found out a solution, using a guitar a bit higher, and it solve in fact but then another problem show up.
using it this high after a while, my arm starts to hurt so do my back.

any recommendation?


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post Sep 9 2011, 10:10 PM
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I'd just find a block to put my leg up on and do the solo Petrucci style. If your guitar is heavy, having it high up will kill your back until it gets used to it.


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post Sep 9 2011, 10:57 PM
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Raise up guitar, and watch out for the spine!


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post Sep 10 2011, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ Sep 9 2011, 10:10 PM) *
I'd just find a block to put my leg up on and do the solo Petrucci style. If your guitar is heavy, having it high up will kill your back until it gets used to it.


i might have to resort to that.


QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Sep 9 2011, 10:57 PM) *
Raise up guitar, and watch out for the spine!


I use the guitar almost like Tom Morello if not the same!
and if i try lower it, it just get uncomfortable to play on higher frets.


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post Sep 10 2011, 01:33 AM
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Here's something to try smile.gif Sit down, in classical position, find a comfy spot for your guitar. Then, pull your guitar to your chest and stand up. The spot where your guitar now rests is your roughly ideal standing position. Adjust the strap to keep the guitar roughly in place. That way, your sitting and standing positions for the guitar will be roughly the same and this helps solve wads of problems.

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post Sep 10 2011, 09:53 AM
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this is my solution...

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post Sep 10 2011, 10:10 AM
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If you want to be comfortable when playing while standing, then you need to practice everything in standing position. Start from now, and you will see improvements after couple of months. Focus specially on the areas where you have problems. You will see that on slower tempos and while standing, you will adapt much better to new position.


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post Sep 10 2011, 10:26 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 10 2011, 09:53 AM) *

looks awesome! nice one!


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post Sep 11 2011, 09:11 PM
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Ty all, i have experimenting several positions and found one that not only i found more comfortable to play on higher frets, but also on lower.

i might get one of those "Petrucci Signature Blocks" to give a bit of support playing live.


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post Sep 11 2011, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 10 2011, 10:53 AM) *



Yes,the monitors know serve so well biggrin.gif !!!

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post Sep 12 2011, 12:21 AM
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I can second Todd's method. That is how I find my position for all my guitars.


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