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#4
That's not really all that low. I play mine a little higher, however. It's when you start playing it like a gorilla (or The Ramones) that you'll start hurting yourself. If you keep your guitar about belt height, you should be good.
#5
If it feels comfortable, it's fine.
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#6
i dont think you'll hurt your back doing that.. but i imagine the hard angles on your wrists from having your guitar so low will be tough on your joints.
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#7
yeah, if your back doesn't start to bother you while you're playing for a little bit, you should be fine. that seems like a decent level for your hight.

Tom played with it so low that his arm was practically full extended, and he was usually bent over while playing too. and his guitar was on the heavier side too (my buddy had one of those models)
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#8
no, tom delonge broke his back because he plays for blink 182
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#9
That's not really low dude, when your wrist starts taking weird unnatural angles to fret, that's when it's too low.
#11
Very low with a heavy guitar (les paul) can cause serious back problems. Jimmy Page has suffered from them for a long time. But you aren't really wearing it that low so if you maintain good poisture you will probably be fine.
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#12
No Tom has back problems from being such a douche these days.
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#14
As long as you don't have to bend over to reach the frets you're fine. Just always try to stand straight while playing.
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yeah, if your back doesn't start to bother you while you're playing for a little bit, you should be fine. that seems like a decent level for your hight.

Tom played with it so low that his arm was practically full extended, and he was usually bent over while playing too. and his guitar was on the heavier side too (my buddy had one of those models)

his tom delonge signature was heavy??? a fender strat heavy??
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#18
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That's what I thought, I think the TS means he had one replaced. Simply removing a dick in your back would cause permanent paralysis and excruciating pain.

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#19
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That's what I thought, I think the TS means he had one replaced. Simply removing a dick in your back would cause permanent paralysis and excruciating pain.




I think you mean disk...
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#21
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That's what I thought, I think the TS means he had one replaced. Simply removing a dick in your back would cause permanent paralysis and excruciating pain.

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#22
I play it at that height. It doesn't hurt my back. Plus my guitar weighs like 12 kilo's.

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#24
My guess would be that Tom Delonges back problem has stemmed from his long and drawn out intense guitar solos kind of like with Jimmy Page.


BTW Tom Deshlong has two Sig guitars.... a fender strat and the es-335
#25
I play my guitar high, but no it wont hurt.
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#26
look at slash his les paul is round his knees and he is fine
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#27
Yes..
anything that puts weight on your spine in anything less than a perfectly natural angle
can cause injury...
is it likely to?
probably not..
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#28
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no, tom delonge broke his back because he plays for blink 182



no i head it was because he tried to suck his own ****.....


it should be fine, its more your wrists as somebody said, as you get better and can play more advanced techniques, chances are it'll only just raise higher so you can do them...
#29
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no i head it was because he tried to suck his own ****.....


it should be fine, its more your wrists as somebody said, as you get better and can play more advanced techniques, chances are it'll only just raise higher so you can do them...



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sorry but after reading some of the guys interviews in Kerrang! and after listening to blink for years it does seem very plausible....

poor guy
#32
you can hurt your back from playing to low. happened to a friend of mine. and you can have a disk removed. my brother had one removed.
#33
He probably just had crappy posture...stand up straight, shoulders back!
#35
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no, tom delonge broke his back because he plays for blink 182


i agree


but seriously the only way that you can really hurt your back is by sitting for too long while practicing (meaning 4 hours or so)
that can lead to back problems

but i have never heard of any injuries like the one that you are describing
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#37
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I think the TS means he had one replaced. Simply removing a dick in your back would cause permanent paralysis and excruciating pain.


Well if you have dicks in your back you do have issues...
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#38
my old guitar teacher is always having back sergery. dunno if its from guitar or not.

my back is always hurting though when i play sitting down. i get the same feeling when im leaning over for a long time though. also my butt hurts a lot when i get up after playing for a long time. all that is normal im assuming.
#40
my back hurts all the time when i play..but i think mine all started since my 7th grade year playing the drums in band...carrying the qauds...HEAVY!

now it hurts all the time..and im only 15....nothing i can do about it...

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