ironfather0
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Join date: Nov 2011
20 IQ
#1
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?
Junior#1
Is SouTaicho Yamamoto-san
Join date: Oct 2007
71 IQ
#2
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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Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
Last edited by Junior#1 at Oct 5, 2012,
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Join date: May 2007
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#3
Quote by Junior#1

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
Junior#1
Is SouTaicho Yamamoto-san
Join date: Oct 2007
71 IQ
#5
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
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.
Quote by Geldin
Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
mikey85123
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Join date: Aug 2012
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#6
The question is how does it feel when you play sitting down? That's roughly where the guitar should be when you stand up.
ironfather0
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Join date: Nov 2011
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#7
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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#8
Quote by mikey85123
The question is how does it feel when you play sitting down? That's roughly where the guitar should be when you stand up.


Oh boy!