can anyone play a righty guitar lefty, but upside down?


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sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 09:31 PM
ive been playing like this for more then 2 years and i have never known of anyone else who plays like this

ibanez_2892
09-07-2008, 09:33 PM
ahh jimi hendrix

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 09:35 PM
i play with the low e on the bottom and high e on top i find it a lot easier

ibanez_2892
09-07-2008, 09:41 PM
so just with it strung normal for a right just played lefty?

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 09:42 PM
yep, its a lot easier for d. metal or grindcore music

Detonation
09-07-2008, 09:43 PM
haha i know i cant do that and the only person that came to mind that did do that is good ole jimmy hendrix

Raijouta
09-07-2008, 09:43 PM
Hendrix did this. I suppose if you played like this your whole life you could do it, but I can't see what benefit it would make other than supposed tone change (like how Hendrix's pickups faced the opposite way, it gave him a different tone).

TheBax
09-07-2008, 09:46 PM
Are you stupid?

Or just bored?

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 09:46 PM
i was hard at first took me 6 hours to learn my first song actually it was purple haze lol ironic, but its easy

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 09:48 PM
it was the way i picked it up lol, i was 11 had no idea what i was doing, went online and learned now years later, im shreddin it up

Slanderous666
09-07-2008, 09:51 PM
haha i know i cant do that and the only person that came to mind that did do that is good ole jimmy hendrix


I could be wrong but didnt hendrix just play a right handed guitar lefty with the strings strung the opposite way to make it a lefty guitar string wise.

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 09:53 PM
yeah his strings were normal i play with mine upside down strings go as followed bottom to top - low e, a, d, g, b, high e

bBreaker
09-07-2008, 09:53 PM
i play with the low e on the bottom and high e on top i find it a lot easier
:facepalm: That just makes it ten times harder. If you want to play upside down switch the strings around.

TheBax
09-07-2008, 09:57 PM
yeah his strings were normal i play with mine upside down strings go as followed bottom to top - low e, a, d, g, b, high e
What a productive way to spend your time. :p:

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 10:00 PM
its a thousand times easier playing upside down chords are easier, solos, pretty much everything but you gotta work your ass off to get through the first songs you learn

bBreaker
09-07-2008, 10:02 PM
are you a lefty?

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 10:03 PM
yes but i can play a lefty guitar or a righty upside down

Korosu
09-07-2008, 10:12 PM
Dan Swanö does this. There was a guitarist in Atheist that also did this. I can't recall the name at the moment.

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
im trying to find other people who play like this lol its impossibleeee


Gear
Epi s.g
fender m-80 head
hartke cab
ehx metal muff

sinister midget
09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyle_Bramhall_II

This guy is pretty good.

Plays either upside down, or a lefty strung in reverse.

He's on the Roger Waters In the Flesh Live DVD that I have.

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 10:25 PM
sick, now i dont feel like a guitar outcast haha, but at least i can play a ****ing drum set or keyboard normally

The Picker
09-07-2008, 10:31 PM
Didn't Albert King play with his guitar strung upside-down?

sgplayer90
09-07-2008, 10:33 PM
no idea

JackoMBA
09-07-2008, 10:48 PM
I know a guy who is lefty but plays a righty bass with his right hand as the fret hand. He's damn good too; in one of my buddy's Lez Zepplin cover bands. He just decided to learn that way so he could pick up most basses and play it.