Poll: Which leg? (switch for lefty guitarists)
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Left Leg
34 27%
Right Leg
92 73%
Voters: 126.
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#1
While playing sitting down, i seem to be the only one that rests my guitar on my left leg (im a righty)...none of my friends do it that way and all guitarists ive seen online/on tv/in videos rest it on their right leg too... im just wondering if its the same for my beloved UG
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#2
LEFT i'm a lefty
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#4
yeh, i rest it on my left aswell. but i think thats cos when i first started learnin guitar i got taught to play classical (which was incredibly boring) and thats the way they told me too play so thats just what im used to
#5
I switch it up, because I'm awesome like that.

Though, it's usually on my right leg, I'm a lefty that plays righty. :P
#6
right leg ....
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#7
i do it on my left because it makes it feel more like im playing while standing, so when i do stand my playing dosnt suffer
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#8
I play right handed. Usually rest it on my right leg, but I play with it on my left leg quite a bit too.
#10
it depends on the shape of the guitar. Some will be more comfortable on rested on 1 leg, some will be more comfortable on the other, and others will just be uncomfortable as hell to sit down with - these are the guitars that i don't bother buying.
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#13
right leg
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#16
i got a flying V so it essentially rests on my right. although the left leg does play a part in balancing
#17
Right Leg.
When I first got my guitar I would rest it on my left leg until my teacher told me that I should rest it on my right leg.
Apparently its easier, well I figure it is anyways...the neck is more inwards to you and makes it easier and faster. =]

"you may think it looks cool but you shouldn't rest your guitar on your left leg" - guitar teacher

xD!
#19
Quote by 7uk3
Right Leg.
When I first got my guitar I would rest it on my left leg until my teacher told me that I should rest it on my right leg.
Apparently its easier, well I figure it is anyways...the neck is more inwards to you and makes it easier and faster. =]

"you may think it looks cool but you shouldn't rest your guitar on your left leg" - guitar teacher

xD!


Ahah. I'm right-handed, and I rest it on my left leg because, for me, that makes it easier. I have small hands, and playing in that position allows me to do stretches without putting my arm in a awkward position. Besides, I have a bigger range of wrist movement for when I do fast, palm-muted rhythms. I need to alt pick the intro of MoP when I'm in a right leg position, whereas sitting on the left leg, downpicking becomes much more of a breeze.
#20
Quote by 7uk3
Right Leg.
When I first got my guitar I would rest it on my left leg until my teacher told me that I should rest it on my right leg.
Apparently its easier, well I figure it is anyways...the neck is more inwards to you and makes it easier and faster. =]

"you may think it looks cool but you shouldn't rest your guitar on your left leg" - guitar teacher

xD!

Obviously your guitar teacher doesn't know about classical guitarists!

I play on my right most of the time. Sometimes left when I want to be classical. But I'm a righty.
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#21
im a righty and i rest my electric on my left leg too. i feel more comfortable that way. for my acoustic, its the right leg.
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#22
Right. I usually play classical on my right too - unless it's a particularly stretchy piece or requires a tremolo.
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#23
When sitting down I rest my axe on my right leg, same with classical unless im using a footstall, when then I use my left.
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#24
the poll is a bit useless aint it?
since i'm left handed the implication of the choices are the other way around for me

anyways, normally i rest it on my left leg, but if i'm doing something a bit more complicated i rest it on my right leg classical style

also means i have a reason for the "leg on a monitor while soloing" pose when playing live, brings the guitar into a more classical possition
#25
If I'm sweeping on higher frets on my Les Paul, I'll shift it to the left leg (classical style).

Otherwise, right leg.
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#30
I wear my guitar with the top contour snugly across my lowest right rib.

It provides excellent fretboard control, and I can more easily play a keyboard, adjust pedals, slap someone in the face, fuck with a computer or my amplifiers, play a woodwind, smoke pot, hit a metal beam with a drumstick, shoot a cymbal with an airsoft pistol, jump up onto a speaker cab, draw on yourself or others, make tea, eat a bagel, play a second guitar, etc. and play guitar at the same time.

Can you do all that with your guitar at your knees?
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#34
I play a RR so playing using my left leg would be extremely uncomfortable. I used to use my left with my strat, then changed to right. Dunno why.
#35
I'm right handed but I rest my guitar on my left leg. What can I say? I'm crazy, I like to live on the edge.
#36
Depends on the guitar shape I'm using. If it's a "normal" shape, usualy on the right leg, even if it's accoustic, but I don't play accoustic much. If it's a V shape, probably on my left leg.
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#37
To those of you who are right handed and put the guitar on your left leg... do you use a footstool or some type of foot elevating device?
#38
Quote by AznElliot518
To those of you who are right handed and put the guitar on your left leg... do you use a footstool or some type of foot elevating device?


if available...it makes it a bit more comfortable
but its not necessary for me at least
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#39
Both, but mostly right whenever I actually do play sitting down.
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#40
Hahah this is embarassing, but i actually thought everyone rested their guitar on their right leg (with the exception of opposite handed guitar players)


But I play on my right, more comfortable and what I grew up doing.
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