Poll: Do you anchor or not?
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View poll results: Do you anchor or not?
Yes
89 51%
No
84 49%
Voters: 173.
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#81
Quote by eGraham
My fretting hand is usually what hurts because I never learned the "correct" way to barre chords until last year. Kind of sad, but that's where self-teaching gets you. I work on it, of course, but old habits, you know.


I do agree. But people will argue that it can hurt your wrist in the long run, and even reduce the resonation of sound.

in all seriousness as i said before, i've never even had slight pain or tiredness in my right hand from anchoring for 5 or 6 years. I think those people who argue that have found anchoring for themselves uncomfortable or in H4T3BR33D3R case had pain. but obviously if you were anchoring and had pain you wouldn't do it in the first place.

and for the resonation of sound. complete utter bullshit, unless your trying to drive your finger through the pickguard you won't hear the slightest change.
Last edited by nathan549 at Oct 8, 2012,
#82
Quote by nathan549
in all seriousness as i said before, i've never even had slight pain or tiredness in my right hand from anchoring for 5 or 6 years. I think those people who argue that have found anchoring for themselves uncomfortable or in H4T3BR33D3R case had pain. but obviously if you were anchoring and had pain you wouldn't do it in the first place.

and for the resonation of sound. complete utter bullshit, unless your trying to drive your finger through the pickguard you won't hear the slightest change.


If you had, you would be doing it terribly wrong.
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#83
Quote by Neo Evil11
If you had, you would be doing it terribly wrong.

read back H4T3BR33D3R post saying when he anchored his wrist got sore.
hence why im saying anchoring doesn't affect MY wrist
#84
Quote by nathan549
read back H4T3BR33D3R post saying when he anchored his wrist got sore.
hence why im saying anchoring doesn't affect MY wrist


He said his fretting (left hand) when playing barre chords. He wasn't talking about anchoring and making a joke at your expense for not noticing.
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#85
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
He said his fretting (left hand) when playing barre chords. He wasn't talking about anchoring and making a joke at your expense for not noticing.

nah it was a different guy that said it was his fretting hand
#86
Quote by nathan549
nah it was a different guy that said it was his fretting hand


I dunno, maybe he means you'd have wrist pain instead of hand pain. PM him or something
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Last edited by H4T3BR33D3R at Oct 8, 2012,
#87
I don't really get this. I thought anchoring was when you hold your pinky in place so you have a point of reference and can train yourself to pluck the right strings when picking. I often do this without thinking about it since I just naturally have my hand open and my pinky rests there under the high E. I have to consciously close my hand to avoid "pinky anchoring". But if I rest my palm on the bridge, that's anchoring too? So where am I supposed to leave my hand? Hovering in mid air? :p
#88
Quote by WrathfulOne
So where am I supposed to leave my hand? Hovering in mid air? :p

Yes. That's what any "proper" instructor would tell you, at least. It's also supposed to increase your hand's freedom and mobility.

A point that I also understand, but, again, have never run into an issue with it.
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#89
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
I dunno, maybe he means you'd have wrist pain instead of hand pain. PM bin or something

haha neoevil has only said three things in this thread, first was your finger is only mm over not a cm then he replied no its not 8mm (so i provided a picture to prove it) then he says the thing about the hand. he must of just read my last post so it didn't make sense without reading the posts before haha
#90
It's funny that no one got the joke.
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#91
Quote by WrathfulOne
I don't really get this. I thought anchoring was when you hold your pinky in place so you have a point of reference and can train yourself to pluck the right strings when picking. I often do this without thinking about it since I just naturally have my hand open and my pinky rests there under the high E. I have to consciously close my hand to avoid "pinky anchoring". But if I rest my palm on the bridge, that's anchoring too? So where am I supposed to leave my hand? Hovering in mid air? :p

according to some people "proper technique" is to not touch the guitar at all with your right hand. but if it is comfortable for you there is nothing wrong with anchoring, it doesn't make a difference in my book
#93
Quote by nathan549
there was a joke?

Exactly.

And you have giant fingers + your pinky is too long.
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#94
Usually people laugh when there's a joke
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#95
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Usually people laugh when there's a joke

Not when no one gets it.
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#96
Quote by Neo Evil11
Exactly.

And you have giant fingers + your pinky is too long.

surprisingly its just my pinky fingers my hands are very average/small sized.
i mean its a good thing when it comes to stretching to hit notes, its alot easier :P
#97
Quote by eGraham
Yes. That's what any "proper" instructor would tell you, at least. It's also supposed to increase your hand's freedom and mobility.

A point that I also understand, but, again, have never run into an issue with it.


Ah I see, strange. I don't get pain from pinky or palm-rest anchoring, so I just switch between them depending on which one I feel is letting me play better in that moment. To be honest I actually thought palm resting was recommended, so I've been trying to stick with that. It also lets me mute strings easier.
#99
Quote by Neo Evil11
Not when no one gets it.


That usually means your joke sucks
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#100
Quote by nathan549
surprisingly its just my pinky fingers my hands are very average/small sized.
i mean its a good thing when it comes to stretching to hit notes, its alot easier :P

Nah-uh your ring finger is 0.5 cm larger than mine, and your pinky is 0.8 cm larger than mine. Freaky giant hands, mate.
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#101
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
That usually means your joke sucks

I was voted as best joker of the Pit. Moron.
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#102
Quote by Neo Evil11
I was voted as best joker of the Pit. Moron.


Yet I'm not laughing?


Jeez you're touchy. How can you be funny at all?
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#103
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Yet I'm not laughing?


Jeez you're touchy. How can you be funny at all?


Because it's funny when people die.
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#104
Quote by Neo Evil11
I was voted as best joker of the Pit. Moron.

for a joker you sure do have a lot of sand stuck in your vagina
#105
Quote by nathan549
for a joker you sure do have a lot of sand stuck in your vagina


For a giant, you sure have a small brain.
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#106
Quote by Neo Evil11
For a giant, you sure have a small brain.

these are your comebacks and you were rated as best joker of the pit, who was the judge? mummy?
#107
If I'm doing a lot of single string stuff I'll anchor my pinky on my bridge humbucker on my electric or the pickguard on my acoustic. I only anchor for a point of reference for single string stuff though, everything else I don't need to. Depends on the style.
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#108
Quote by Neo Evil11
For a giant, you sure have a small brain.


Wow, what kind of comedian falls for a heckler?


You're awful.
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#109
Quote by nathan549
these are your comebacks and you were rated as best joker of the pit, who was the judge? mummy?


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3rd: Neo Evil11

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3rd: Neo Evil11
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#110
Quote by Neo Evil11
All of UG

My CV:
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1st: Neo Evil11

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2nd: Neo Evil11

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3rd: Neo Evil11

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3rd: Neo Evil11


It says you have a bad sense of humor. Moreso than Thrashtastic15 and Jew chords.


You're a buffoon.
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#111
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
It says you have a bad sense of humor. Moreso than Thrashtastic15 and Jew chords.


You're a buffoon.

this exactly
#112
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
It says you have a bad sense of humor. Moreso than Thrashtastic15 and Jew chords.


You're a buffoon.


It says that my jokes are incomprehensible for boring, normal people like you.
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#113
Quote by Neo Evil11
It says that my jokes are incomprehensible for boring, normal people like you.


Well jeez man what are you doing wasting your time with a common yokel like me?


Go forth Neo. Some really important dude that really doesn't care for humor is waiting for a laugh. Especially due to how smart your jokes are.


I'm still waiting for mine but a common folk like me'll take forevers to get it right.
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#114
Quote by Neo Evil11
It says that my jokes are incomprehensible for boring, normal people like you.

no it says your jokes are incomprehensible to anyone with a sense of humour
#115
Quote by OfCourseNot
If I'm doing a lot of single string stuff I'll anchor my pinky on my bridge humbucker on my electric or the pickguard on my acoustic. I only anchor for a point of reference for single string stuff though, everything else I don't need to. Depends on the style.


I do something similar, but I don't think just lightly resting it on the pickguard is the same as anchoring. I use it as a reference point when jumping quickly across multiple strings.
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#116
Quote by intheshadowplay
I do something similar, but I don't think just lightly resting it on the pickguard is the same as anchoring. I use it as a reference point when jumping quickly across multiple strings.


That's exactly what anchoring is
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#117
I do

I consider it a bad habit, although I have no trouble getting my pinky out if I need it in a flash.

I only anchor when I'm doing some intricate finger picking or something.


Some people told me it's a bad habit, some people told me it's a good trick. I consider it a bit of a bad habit even though it pretty much doesn't affect my playing.
Last edited by metalblaster at Oct 8, 2012,
#118
i anchor except when i'm strumming lots of strings and such. it's never held me back, as far as i can tell.
#119
Quote by Eastwinn
i anchor except when i'm strumming lots of strings and such. it's never held me back, as far as i can tell.

would be quite annoying trying to strum while having your hand anchored haha
#120
I'm glad this thread established that anchoring doesn't matter and that Neo Evil11 is still painfully unfunny.