#1
I love to headbang on stage, it just give a performance more energy, but for the next day or so afterwards my neck really pays he price. Do any of you guys know any warm-up exercises to do before hand, or things to do the day after/ or coming off stage that would help ease the pain? I've got another gig on Thursday and my necks killing me
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#2
Headbang with your back , not your neck alone. Of course somehow stretching could help.
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#3
If you have a girlfriend, just get her to massage out all the knots in your neck.

Before a show when you plan to headbang- Get a massage.

Before a show where you plan to headbang- Do some neck rolls.

Headbanging hurts until your neck gets used to doing it all the time.

And even then, it still hurts. One way to avoid some pain, is use your back, not just your neck alone.


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#6
I do use my back a lot of the time, but it just recovers a lot faster than my neck.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#7
Like I said man, do some neck rolls, get a hot girl to give you a blo- err I mean a massage.

It really helps more than you'd think.. Also, headbang with moderation. No point in headbanging to EVERY part of a song.


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#8
Headbang until your head becomes detached from the rest of your body, then throw it into the crowd while you play a killer guitar solo. Trust me, it would be totally br00tal.
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#10
Think I'll try all of those, cheers Scowmoo

i agree, headbanging all the time jsut gets boring and pretty shitty after a while
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Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
Last edited by ProphetToJables at May 10, 2011,
#11
Quote by robhc
Don't headbang, it looks stupid as shit.

Not if you do it right.

I would imagine that using your back would help. Also, you're gonna want to take rests between one headbang & the next. So, headbang for like 10sec, then wait a few min. Obviously, adjust this for whatever song you're playing. But you'll get incredibly tired if you're, for instance, headbanging through every chorus of a 5min song.
#13
Whoever sayd headbang with your back and not your neck alone, +1 good sir.

Headbang like the guys in canni corpse, or amon amarth, or anyone like that.

do NOT head bang like hardcore bands are doing now, and doing JUST neck with that little nod nod nod WH-SNAP style of "headbanging". That is ALL kinds of bad for your neck.
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#15
headbanging is silly.look cool and disinterested as if it its effortless for u to play and enjoy not damaging yourself
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#16
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headbanging is silly.look cool and disinterested as if it its effortless for u to play and enjoy not damaging yourself


See, looking disintereste while ou play doesn't make sense to me, if youre not interested in what youre doing, go home. You're making everyone else think youre a pretentious prick
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#17
With all due respect, since TS is actually asking something, maybe we all should stick to trying to help TS, as opposed to trying to convince TS that headbanging is lame. Post advice only, I'd say.
#18
Man, I swear this is at least the 3rd time I've seen this thread in the Pit.
#19
First go like this, spin around,stop, double take three times,Then pelvic thrust,Stop on your right foot DON'T Forget it!! Now it's time to bring it around town, bring-it-Around- town, then you do this, then this, and this, then this, then that, then this and that, then this, and then headbang.
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#23
I usually just smash my head against stuff until I get a concussion.

But the real way to do it is like this.
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#24
You guys do realize that people just standing there, looking disinterested is boring to see right?
There's a reason it's called a show you know. You're supposed to entertain the crowd. Running around and headbanging is a good way to show you're having fun. The crowd hears with their eyes at shows. What they see determines how good of a time they have. If you're headbanging and into it, they'll get into it, and you'll all have a good time. If you look uninterested and detached, the crowd will most likely just stand there bored.
#25
Quote by teachmeviolence
Headbang until your head becomes detached from the rest of your body, then throw it into the crowd while you play a killer guitar solo. Trust me, it would be totally br00tal.


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On topic, neck rolls have helped me before...also, be selective about when you headbang. It makes more of an impact if you emphasize points of the song with headbanging instead of just doing it constantly.
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