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Old 10-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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is my guitar raised to high?

so i've posted before about my arm being sore and i got my appt at the doctors tommorow to get it looked at since last week my arm pain has pretty much gone away and i recently lowered my jackson kelly guitar a bit to see how i would play with it. I can't really play with it well low at all so i raised up the guitar again so that the bridge is just a little bit under the belt loop on my pants and my elbow started getting sore again. this kinda has me worried as i wanna play my guitar at the height i have it now because i can actually play it pretty well where areas if its low i play like crap, however i'm worried that being too high is hurting my arm? could having my guitar raised up be the issue?
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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1. If it's hurting you, you're doing something wrong
2. If the bridge is just below your belt buckle, I think if anything you are still too low. My bridge is at about my belly button.
3. Post a video of you playing. It will allow us to help you a lot more.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:53 AM   #3
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2. If the bridge is just below your belt buckle, I think if anything you are still too high. My bridge is at about my belly button.


o.o where do you kids wear your belts these days
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:00 AM   #4
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Yeah, I'm going to assume Junior means too low, not too high!
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'm going to assume Junior means too low, not too high!

Oops. That's what I get for not proofreading. I'll fix it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:02 AM   #6
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The question is how does it feel when you play sitting down? That's roughly where the guitar should be when you stand up.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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i play better when its high up on me, i was getting a discomfort in my elbow and forearm when it was raised to high. just got back from the doctor and turns out all it is a strained muscle, so with a bit of rest and some medication it'll be healing in no time. such a relief its not tendonitis
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The question is how does it feel when you play sitting down? That's roughly where the guitar should be when you stand up.


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