#1
i think, seeing as SGs, LPs, strats and teles all have their own thread that left handed people shoudl have their own thread!...

infact, someone make a group as well!!!
i dont know how...

in the style of other User threads, this is a thread for all things guitar and left handed, a place to complain about the lack of left handed guitars and whine about other problems etc etc...


or this thread could just be dismissed and never used. a bit like the LP user thread
#3
I just have a comment. Due to an amputation of part of my right finger I briefly tried to turn lefty but it felt to awkward. Does it feel awkward when you try to play righty? If I get brave I'll try it again sometime.
#4
Quote by ComradeRose
you no what........... screw you leftys :-)


some guy said that to me in the guitar shop.
i said
"how muc is this guitar left handed?"
and he said "it says on the label, its £###"
and i say "but this is righty, i want a lefty version" and he goes
"oh left handed? screw left handed players!"
#5
being lefty sucks. Theres not that many guitars out there. Well, there is but you have to fork over alot of cash. Ima broke ass sexual chocolate
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#6
The fact that I can't find a place in Sydney for the Ibanez RG370DXL really pisses me off.

I'll keep looking though. Lol =]
#7
Quote by uldhppi
I just have a comment. Due to an amputation of part of my right finger I briefly tried to turn lefty but it felt to awkward. Does it feel awkward when you try to play righty? If I get brave I'll try it again sometime.


totally. i can barely even hold the guitar right handed
#8
Well, there is already a left handed group, infact there are many lefty groups, plus what's so great about being a lefty, all we get is expensive gear and have to adapt to this ****ty right hand world.
#9
Quote by Portuguese_boy
Well, there is already a left handed group, infact there are many lefty groups, plus what's so great about being a lefty, all we get is expensive gear and have to adapt to this ****ty right hand world.



true...
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#11
it sucks for music gear, but at least you have an advantage in sports because people aren't used to playing against lefties (baseball, boxing, basketball, football etc…
Gear: Framus Cobra - Homemade Warmoth guitar - Ibanez S470 - Alvarez acoustic
#12
yh lefties suck and rule, and apparently they have a high visual awareness. But are pants at spelling, just something i read. And apparently 1 in 10 is lefty, so surely there should be more lefty gear!
#13
Ow and sorry to spam, but for the group, our motto should be, if any of us gets famous, be sure to make a exclusive lefty sig
#15
I get ripped on daily for being left handed
Gear:
Gibson X-Plorer Studio Yellow
Orange Tiny Terror
Orange PPC-112 Cab (2 stacked - 1 open backed)
MXR Phase 90
Fulltone OCD
#16
Quote by Ready2crashNbrn
Hendrix, Clapton, Cobain, nuff said


you forgot iommi!!!!
also, clapton wasn't a lefty.

fact: 2 in 5 people suffer from a mental illness,
3 in 5 left handed people suffer from a mental illness
#19
Quote by Ready2crashNbrn
Hendrix, Clapton, Cobain, nuff said


Everyone but them, nuff said
Gear: Framus Cobra - Homemade Warmoth guitar - Ibanez S470 - Alvarez acoustic
#20
Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Raphael were all left handed
Gear: Framus Cobra - Homemade Warmoth guitar - Ibanez S470 - Alvarez acoustic
#21
a couple of the presidents were lefties I think (clinton, bush, reagan???)

And how come I can barely find any info on left-handed Epis?
I frickin love that Korina Xplorer but even if I could afford it I couldn't play it right.

Oh, the love and hate of the left-hand world...
#22
I'll be the only person to say I'm glad I'm left handed. It's simple really. I have 7 left handed guitars, 4 high end, 2 mid range, and 1 very low end. Were I right handed, chances are I'd have a whole lot more, and I'd be absolutely broke.
#23
What if you are right handed, and you took a lefty guitar and restrung it right?
I don't even shred
#25
I am a proud lefty here. I like playing my guitars left handed. Makes me unique.

Anyways I have a good lefty group in my sig if you want to join. I also have a sweet doubleneck guitar for sale in my sig if anyone wants to buy it... (Give it a bump if you check it out, thanks)
#26
Im a lefty, but I started playing right handed becuase as previuosly stated, availability of left handed merch sucks balls. Im starting to learn to play left handed, but I guess becuase I've played righty for about 2 years it felt completely wrong when i first tryed, still does, although im only just begining lefty. When I started playing right handed in the first place though, I picked up most simpler stuff pretty quickly and it never felt weird, so I just thought stuff it, I seem to be able to do this pretty well right handed, but now as I try more advanced songs and techniques I find myself starting to struggle, especially with alternate picking at high speeds unless its on the one string, and sweeping, I cant sweep for ****. So hoping one day to get to a similar level playing lefty as I can play right handed so I can really compare the differences, what Im better at/worse at. Also I think it would be a really cool thing to be able to have, being able to play left and right.

And for some background infomation, as I said first off, I am a lefty, or at least I consider my self lefty. Some sports examples, I throw left handed, cant throw at all right handed, played alot of soccer so I have good control both feet, also can drop punt a sherrin pretty well off both feet, cricket i bowl left handed but bat right handed (like Micheal Clarke), golf I play right handed, and all racket sports I can only play left handed.
Quote by demoniacfashion
I think the worst are when intended compliments are really stupid. Like,"Dude, you're like the black Jimi Hendrix! Does that guy even still make albums?"
#27
Quote by chris_kedro
Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Raphael were all left handed


What about Donatello?

I'm a freak.

I play snooker and guitar left handed. I even eat left handed.

But I do everything else right handed.

I dunno, someone said I use my left hand for power and my right arm for accuracy.

Could be true. I don't know. I'm just ambidextrous I guess

Sucks when looking for guitars though.
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12
Ibanez RG1570 - DM Breeds
Epi Les Paul - Warthog Pup
MXR 10 Band EQ
TS9
ISP Decimator
Boss DD3
EHX Holy Grail
EHX Small Clone
Dunlop Crybaby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10rdcKp317I - New X-men Theme Vid