Posted May 25, 2006 02:43 PM
I've seen some people around here asking how to throw their guitar around their body. After 4 days of brushburn, a destroyed tuner, pack of strings, and an assload of duct-tape, i finnally figured out how to do it. This is mainly for hardcore bands, but ive seen Ywngie do it.
Duct-tape, Duct-tape, Duct-tape!
A three dollar roll of ductape could save your $500 Ibanez! Use it! Put a ****load of it on each strap button. If you dont, your guitar will fly off. (i garuntee you!) Or if you are one of those lucky-asses that get straplocks with your fender, those work jsut as good, and look more professional.
Practie, Practice, Practice!
Some say practice makes perfect, but i say only perfect practice makes perfect. If you practice but dont even give a damn, you wont get anywhere.
For Once, Dont Think!
Its like sex, if you think about what is going to happen after it, then your ****ed. Just throw it around you. If you do think, then youll get paranoid and try to keep holding your guitar, and itll make you look like a jackass. Dont think, just throw!
If you play paintball, you may have bought a neckguard when you were a noob. Thatll work great. But if no, wear a collared shirt, and (god forbid!) pop the collar up and button the top button. If you dont own a collared shirt, then put a duct tape on the left side of your neck/top shoulder, or if your left handed, on the right side of your neck/top shoulder. You dont really have to do this, but you will regret it the next morning.
Up Or Down?
Personally, i like to throw it up, because its alot easier and you have more control. But in my opinon, throwing it behind you is more impressive. But if you dont throw it harder enough behind you, it will fall and hit your head. It doesnt feel good. It still doesnt feel good.
Look Around You!
If you're doing it inside, then make sure that there is nothing in your way. May it be a lamp, chair, les paul, jimmy page, or a tv. All ways make sure! If youre doing it outside, then make sure there arent any trees or rabbits by you, and make sure nobody is looking so you dont make an ass out of yourself.
If you have a backup guitar, use that until youre positive that you have the throwing down! I cant stress this enough. Would you rather have your Gibson With a broken tuner, or your almighty wal-mart guitar with a snapped neck? its basicly common sense, but people are stupid. Even with all these things ive just told you,
To be honest with you, it would be a stupid move to do this without wireless. Ive done this at my one and only gig, and it was with a cable, and i was lucky i didnt mess up the whole sone. I would advise you to do this only during a gig with wireless, but its all up to you, you can still mess up.
Thats it, hope i helped.