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How low do you sling your guitar?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha, i often hold mine completely vertical, perpindicular to the Mother Earf
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, I do the same as gabe. the vertical thing too.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how he did it. His proportions must be off.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do this thing where my dong kinda interacts with the lower horn.
Feels good man.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same relative height as when I'm sitting. So the strap is on whether I'm sitting or standing, and the guitar is at the same height in both cases.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I wear it here...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to where it higher, but this works for me now.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i rock a low side sling
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my guitar straps as short as they go so its fairly high, but having said that I'm only 5 8'

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it very high.. Around the nips..

and Im quite tall, so it looks funny, that I like.
(im 2meters long, dont know in feets/steps/inches)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i went thru the whole low phase in the mid 90's, then i went thru the whole mega high phase in the early 00's. now i just play it in the middle somewhere
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will wrote:
Same relative height as when I'm sitting. So the strap is on whether I'm sitting or standing, and the guitar is at the same height in both cases.


This is absolutely exactly what I do. When I was much younger -- before I figured this method out -- I always wondered why I could play so much easier while sitting down. Now, if I happen to get a new strap, I just sit down with the guitar, adjust the strap, and stand up. If the guitar moves downward on me, I tighten the strap up a bit and sit down/stand up again.

I've found this to be the most comfortable position, by far.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont call it buckle rash for nothing,

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

starting to get a little lower with my new(er) guitar. not sure why, it's just more comfy than any other guitar i've had


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally a comfortable waist height (the next pickup being about where my belt buckle is) but recently I’ve been playing more technical, single-note, stuff and using my girlfriend’s old Yamaha strat, which I find myself playing much higher.

It’s nice. You get to attack the strings for a different angle.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i kinda rest mine lower and toward my right thigh like the canucks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sling really low. Almost as low as the strap will go but a little higher. Personally I like the feel and would rather look like Krist Novoselic than Paul McCartney (both great bassists) when I play. I play guitar slightly higher than bass, but I also usually use a duct tape strap so I can't really change the length.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

serfx wrote:
i rock a low side sling
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I play probably just a little lower than McCartney height but not by a whole lot. It depends on the guitar though. I like being able to reach as much as I can. Not that I am really a proficient guitarist by any means.
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