#1
I've always had my guitars in stands in the last 10 or so years. I even bought one of those overpriced road runner 7 guitar racks last year. I honestly consider guitars to be works of art, so I'd like to start displaying them.

Does anybody have any horror stories with these things? I bought enough to hang all of my guitars, but I'll be honest - I'm scared to death of trying them. I put 2 up tonight, and I put a couple of my "less expensive" guitars in them. They're hanging at about 8 feet off the ground, and I'm super nervous to put my american strats and les paul on them.

I'm hoping for some positive feedback here, haha.

Thanks guys.

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#2
As long as you hit a stud you are fine. Some will say drywall anchors. Which should realistically be fine, but i would go on a stud.

In one of my houses i have 13 on the wall. My other house has a road runner ata styled one.

I have never had an issue.
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#4
Stud or a solid brick wall and all will be well.
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#5
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yeah, i wouldn't mess with drywall anchors personally

put it on a stud

i think 2 or 3 guitars hung up looks pretty classy.

after that it starts to look kinda cheesy.


Are you calling my studio cheesy?
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Stud or a solid brick wall and all will be well.


I don't think tapcons would a concern. They are fun.

Ramsets are cooler. but that would not be appropriate for any of our uses.
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#7
Only put it on a stud. The dry wall anchors that came with my Hercules wall hangers fell right out of the wall after a few weeks. Luckily it happened right after I took the guitar down, having noticed one screw was coming out.
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#9
I just ran 2"x10"x10' (referring to wood) actually three, i threw four screws on every stud on the long wall
I mounted the hangers to the 2"x12" i have them staggered to the two tiers to maximize space.

Bottom line. hit a stud or do something like i did.
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#12
I have about 10 in my house in several rooms. Drywall or stud, none have had problems.
#14
Depends on the wall. I now have a chunk of wall that's noticeably different because of one.
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#15
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As long as you hit a stud you are fine. Some will say drywall anchors. Which should realistically be fine, but i would go on a stud.

In one of my houses i have 13 on the wall. My other house has a road runner ata styled one.

I have never had an issue.



Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
yeah, i wouldn't mess with drywall anchors personally

put it on a stud

i think 2 or 3 guitars hung up looks pretty classy.

after that it starts to look kinda cheesy.



Vaginas, you're both Vaginas!!

I use these, rated for 75 pounds each. If one of my guitars ever pulls off because of anchor failure, I'll post it here, give you a week to draw a crowd and kiss your ass on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial...




Also, I have a wall full as well, so I'm cheesy too...I can live with that...
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#16
Yep, those twist n lock anchors are basically what I use. Totally down with cheesy myself. I love having my guitars just hanging for the pick'n.
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#17
Awesome guys! Thanks a lot! I did go with the stud installation method. I decided to put my les Paul and american strat up last night. Hoping their still up when I get home! Haha!
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#18
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Vaginas, you're both Vaginas!!

I use these, rated for 75 pounds each. If one of my guitars ever pulls off because of anchor failure, I'll post it here, give you a week to draw a crowd and kiss your ass on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial...




Also, I have a wall full as well, so I'm cheesy too...I can live with that...


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#19
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So many guitars, so few mapz.


True story, most were at the other end of the room. I took that when I was in an 'edit and revise' mode, which happens every 6 months or so...

Not that I've got anything special, value wise, but I enjoy it anyway.
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#22
As nice as Arby's display looks, you can do it without worrying about shit. On my wall, I ran a 1"X4" about 6 or 7 ft long horizontally about a foot down from the ceiling. It's anchored into studs for strength, & painted to match the wall. Then I used 9 of the cheap swiveling wall mounts ($5 each shipped from Hong Kong) that have a short 90 degree lip at the top to hang on the edge of the 1X4. They're already painted black, & screw directly into the 1X4 equally spaced apart. Totally strong, & the guitars can either hang virtually flat against the wall like Arby's, or be rotated out to 45 degree angle from the wall (like many guitar shops), or even perpendicular to the wall. I also use thick rubber bands (like for celery or asparagus) to secure the headstocks in the racks, because I live in CA, & we get a few earthquakes here. I'll try to get a pic up, but I always have a hard time getting pics posted here.
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As nice as Arby's display looks, you can do few without worrying about shit. On my wall, I ran a 1"X4" about 6 or 7 ft long horizontally about a foot down from the ceiling. It's anchored into studs for strength, & painted to match the wall. Then I used 9 of the cheap swiveling wall mounts ($5 each shipped from Hong Kong) that have a short 90 degree lip at the top to hang on the edge of the 1X4. They're already painted black, & screw directly into the 1X4 equally spaced apart. Totally strong, & the guitars can either hang virtually flat against the wall like Arby's, or be rotated out to 45 degree angle from the wall (like many guitar shops), or even perpendicular to the wall. I also use thick rubber bands (like for celery or asparagus) to secure the headstocks in the racks, because I live in CA, & we get a few earthquakes here. I'll try to get a pic up, but I always have a hard time getting pics posted here.


+1 that's basically what I did. I mentioned it further up. However you ha a good idea @ $5 a pop.

In reality a $4 board or two, or a $XXXX guitar. Wood is probably cheaper than the wall anchors (not that a few bucks matter.

Put it into wood and you have nothing to worry about.

Anchors are a gamble. IMO.
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#26
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+1 that's basically what I did. I mentioned it further up. However you ha a good idea @ $5 a pop.

In reality a $4 board or two, or a $XXXX guitar. Wood is probably cheaper than the wall anchors (not that a few bucks matter.

Put it into wood and you have nothing to worry about.

Anchors are a gamble. IMO.

Sorry, I just glanced back at the beginning of the thread & saw your post DUHHH
Sheet rock anchors are not to be trusted IMO for expensive guitars, esp in CA
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Sheet rock anchors are not to be trusted IMO for expensive guitars, esp in CA



I refer you all to post #15, line 1...
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