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Old 11-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #21
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Your guitar weighs 15 pounds? What kind is it? That seems awfully heavy.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #22
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Yeah, wow, my Peavey T-60 weighs 14 pounds and I thought it was one of the (if not the) heaviest guitars ever made.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #23
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Just out of curiousity, what kind of guitar does the TS play?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #24
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #25
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Well if you're holding your guitar with your arms straight out, theres your problem.





I have a similar problem. I hold my guitar relatively high (not quite like Paul "machine gun" McCartney, but just below that), but I tend to lean to the left a bit while playing solos. Consequently it has brought back an old shoulder blade injury that I got while doing house removals a few years ago.

From what everyone has been saying, keeping your back straight seems to be the best remedy
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #26
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Your guitar weighs 15 pounds? What kind is it? That seems awfully heavy.


Probably a Norlin era Gibson with a bunch of maple.



Or a double neck.







Or a rosewood strat/tele
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #27
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Don't have your guitar around your nutsack. It might help slightly.

Look to pertucci's position. I wouldn't (and don't) hold it any lower.

yes it's a gif.

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #28
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Don't have your guitar around your nutsack. It might help slightly.

Look to pertucci's position. I wouldn't (and don't) hold it any lower.

yes it's a gif.




Dat vibrato.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:16 PM   #29
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SO what kind of guitar is it??? 15lbs????
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #30
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Tom Delonge is about 6'2 and used to play really low. It really messed up his back and now he's fat and sucks.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:13 PM   #31
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Just work on it. have good posture, then if you start to get tired, take a break. But don't get into the habit of hunching, with a guitar, at your desk, wherever. It takes resolve.

If you don't have the strength to stand up under the weight of your guitar, either get a lighter guitar or get stronger. But I think it's probably a bad habit of yours.

as for straps, nothing will make you hunch less, they can distribute the load more over your shoulder, but the weight on your shoulders is just the same.

Man up.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #32
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My 1570 is heavy to me, my jackson is way lighter. I'd never get a LP for that reason. Anyways, a wide strap, at least wide at the shoulder is what helped me. Still, I think I;m gonna get a much lighter guitar soon, probably a Parker
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #33
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SO what kind of guitar is it??? 15lbs????



I think its a Scheceter C-1 Hellraiser (not sure on the specific model)

Mine is about 14-15 lbs, it is seriously a heavy beast, and comes with complimentary back problems right out of the box
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #34
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Dude, Thrill-house =/= TS.

Lol you all need muscles and shit.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:52 PM   #35
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I don't get back sores. Although, I sit down when I play and the top of my guitar digs into my sternum, so it usually feels like I have a bruised sternum.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #36
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Its a mockingbird masterpiece. I saw that some sites wear listing shipping as 15lb but latter found out its 13lbs, still heavy.

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #37
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Don't have your guitar around your nutsack. It might help slightly.

Look to pertucci's position. I wouldn't (and don't) hold it any lower.

yes it's a gif.



Thats how i have all ways played.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #38
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WOW this is hilarious. Not practical at all. I cant reach all the frets when my guitar is at my waist. It transfers ALL the wight from shoulders and uper back to your lower back witch is more sensitive. Nice try thanks for the post.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:59 PM   #39
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Well if you're holding your guitar with your arms straight out, theres your problem. Just stand up straight. If the guitar was actually heavy enough that you couldn't stand up under its weight, you wouldn't be able to hunch over with it either, you would fall down and be exhausted in minutes. If your shoulder gets tired thats a different thing, but its actually more work for your back to hunch over, because hunching over is exactly like holding the guitar straight out in front of you. Stand up straight, and adjust your strap so that the guitar is in a comfortable place.



You missed my point....
Whats keeping your back straight up? Your spine? NO your muscles witch can strain if you keep wight on them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #40
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You missed my point....
Whats keeping your back straight up? Your spine? NO your muscles witch can strain if you keep wight on them.


What the hell do you want? Come asking for help but then turn into an asshat.

Regardless of your guitar, observing proper playing position is vital and it is your fault for not doing so and ****ing your back in the process.

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