#1
when i play sitting, I can't get my bass to balance on my leg. I have to use my right forearm to anchor it down, but this is considered bad form. I have tried tightening my strap all the way, and it still doesn't make a difference.

How am i supposed to play if I am forced to anchor my right forearm and have bad form?
#2
thunderbird?
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#6
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jazz bass

then you shouldnt have any problems with balance whatsoever
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#7
i thought jazz basses were meant to be awesome?
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#10
i can play standing up, but this isn't always practical, for instance, if i am trying to read a tab off UG
#13
well, disregarding my sig, play classical. Or, if you wear your bass high, sit with your strap. Helps the left hand a lot.
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#15
these are alternatives. No one has given any suggestions. Let's just say i want to play sitting down. My only option is to use my right forearm.
#16
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these are alternatives. No one has given any suggestions. Let's just say i want to play sitting down. My only option is to use my right forearm.


Yes, why is this even an issue?
#17
wear a strap and wear it a bit above your leg when you play sitting. better high fret access, you play exactly the same sitting as standing, I mean... what's not to like?
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#18
that's just how jazzes are, they are very slightly neck heavy and it only shows when you play sitting down, just wear your strap so your shoulder is taking some of the weight aswell and your problem will be solved
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#19
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BC rich ?


Personally, my BC rich balances perfectly on my legs with the cutouts.
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#20
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then you shouldnt have any problems with balance whatsoever

unless its a thunderbird jazz bass

or filled with lead
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#21
This is the second thread in like 4 days with people complaining about balance issues with their basses when they're sitting down. Is there any way we can put this in like a sticky or something? 'cause honestly this is retarded.
#22
when i play (i have a jazz) sitting down, my left hand always holds the neck up plenty well enough without any effort. either that or i tilt it enough that my left hand holds the neck down... it really doesn't get in the way of your playing since it's not extremely neck heavy...
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#23
Wow, most of you are being straight up pricks. I'd suggest that you cross your legs or something to give you a more stable base for the instrument. I don't have this problem because I wear my strap high enough to be able to sit and play (and **** and play, or even take a leak).
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#24
why not just support it with ur left arm? thats seems to be the most obvious thing to do, or just play with the neck pointed slightly down.
#25
I dont know what strap you're using, but if its done up all the way and isn't supporting your bass you could perhaps invest in a smaller strap. E.g. Fender straps are much longer than Levy's, which adjust much tighter.
I suppose if you were really worried, or really liked the look of some long strap, you could put a strap button on the back of the headstock. But thats kinda extreme.