Poll: how high/low do u play?
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top of the guitar under my nipple...
16 21%
if u shoot me between the pickups i wont have kids...
57 73%
i guess i could rest my genitals on the top of the guitar...
5 6%
Voters: 78.
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#1
play high for skill and less(no) style?


or

sacrifice skill for style?


if so. why??
#2
I play quite high but i just do whats practical/comfortable
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#3
Skill is style.

High.

I laugh at all the idiots with their guitar low. Have fun with your tendonitis.
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#4
i think it's the unspoken rule in punk -

the lower the guitar, the bigger the genitals.
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#5
When i sit down and play my guitar is always carrassing my nips so i play that high standing. Tom morello stylee
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#7
If I don't have it high enough i have a hard time playing riffs like Crazy Train intro and such. But i'd I hold it a bit high, but not really beatles legnth high.
#8
pff I laugh at you...cuz I play ****ing low and have no prob at all...maybe you just miss the talent?
#9
I play at a good height, not too low, not too high. Just comfortable, and high enough so that I don't have to lift to high or have too much slack in the strap if I decide to hold my guitar up and play kinda like Slash. Good times.
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#10
low as i please, and low as i can without sacrificing skill, or comfort.
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#11
I play pretty low (Fender strap, about two inches double) but it doesn't affect the way I play. I'm pretty tall and have very long fingers, so I can still reach everything. I play this low because I like to move and swing my guitar around a lot when I perform and I don't feel comforteble with my guitar against my chest.
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#14
I think it looks more chill to wear it low. I wear my guitar like.. Like 10-15 higher than that Green pic. I guess
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#15
dont u guys (who play low) strain ur left wrist as u go down the fretboard? i do...
#16
I have it around average height I suppose. I'm pretty bad at playing standing up to be honest. I have to say though, Billie Joe looks like a complete idiot in that pic. If you were going to choose someone who looks cool with their guitar low, at least pick Tom Delonge
#17
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low as i please, and low as i can without sacrificing skill, or comfort.

#18
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I have it around average height I suppose. I'm pretty bad at playing standing up to be honest. I have to say though, Billie Joe looks like a complete idiot in that pic. If you were going to choose someone who looks cool with their guitar low, at least pick Tom Delonge


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#19
i sit down, then fix the strap. petrucci style
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#20
Quote by ST-XeMo
pff I laugh at you...cuz I play ****ing low and have no prob at all...maybe you just miss the talent?


maybe you just miss all the technique?
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#21
The bridge on my guitar is about even with my belt buckle... that's how I'm most comfortable playing.
#22
It depends on your music. All types of metal, punk, and most rock play it low. Any other type ussually plays it about middle to really high.
#23
My guitar is somewhere in between (like slightly above my genitals but not right under my nipple). You should have put that category in...
That's the way to not go Petrucci-style high, but to not loose technique and comfort too much either.
#24
higher is cooler. when you have a pointy guitar , if not it looks silly :P i wear my RG so the bottom of the body is around my belly button , and my les paul so the top of the body is just below my belly button.
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#25
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Skill is style.

High.

I laugh at all the idiots with their guitar low. Have fun with your tendonitis.


Isn't Paul Gilbert your favourite guitarist???
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#26
yeah, the middle of my guitar is about even with my belt buckle, but i hold my guitar with the neck angled up so it's still easy to play riffs 'n stuff.
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#27
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Skill is style.

High.

I laugh at all the idiots with their guitar low. Have fun with your tendonitis.

I play low. Am I an idiot, then?
#28
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pff I laugh at you...cuz I play ****ing low and have no prob at all...maybe you just miss the talent?


this just might qualify as the dumbest thing i've ever heard

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#29
I never really noticed how low my guitar was until I checked today, the top of the body is just tad under my waist. The thing is, I just set it to where I felt the most comfortable and never touched the strap since then.

I don't think higher means less style and low means more, of course, unless you mean high to the point you could lick the body
Anyway, I think those that think they're "cool" because they wear their guitar lower is just plain stupid. I mean, look at Petrucci, Vai, Hammet (he used to wear his pretty high, not sure about now though), Alexi had his RR on his belly during COB's Hatebreeder and Follow the Reaper era. I'm pretty sure their are quite a few more...
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#30
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Isn't Paul Gilbert your favourite guitarist???


Isn't Paul Gilbert the size of the Power Rangers Megabot thing and has arms like trees?

Yes he is, and yes, he does. Ever come up that "low" is relative?

Sorted.


demea: depending on what you play, probably. I'm not on about simple rock things where all you need to do is fret 5 open chords and wack the strings. Heck, if you do that, you're an idiot anyway
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#31
im really quite short so even when i set the strap of my guitar to the shortest it will go the top of either of my electrics still reaches to just above my belly button. i like it somewhere in the middle anyhow, its more comfortable, being a girl n all
#32
My guitar is pretty low, at about the level where just above the bridge is my belt buckle.
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#34
i play it hella low, but just because i've done that for so long that i can't play any other way
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#35
low, I like chords. and what i like to play isnt hard...
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#36
My EC-1000 is low because I suck at standing up and playing the higher frets on a Les Paul type body, mostly my riffing guitar. My SG is high enough to reach the lower part of my nipple...never though I'd say that...
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#37
i play really low, as low as my strap goes, i thought it might be difficult to play like that in the beggining. but now ive just got used to it, it feels natural now.
#38
i was thinking of this.... its best or just good enough for the rythm guitarist to play it real low how they like it low lol. And not so low, to middle and to high. So mine is about below my belly button (gagaga!) and only distadvantage is that my tremelo/picking or fast picking while soloing like a mad man isnt as it suppose to be when i play sitting down. well maybe cuz i got myself the dimarzio straps so im getting used to it.
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#39
i would say the middle of the guitar is where my belly button is. so around there.
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#40
I play kinda mid range. Like, the top of my guitar is at my belly button. The only problem I have at that position is sweep-picking. But if I'm playing for people, I'm not generally standing straight up and doing nothing but playing. I try to put on a show; put my guitar out to the side. I don't know, it's hard to explain how I play.
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