Sitting and playing

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  1. Zero

    Zero Well-Known Member

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    Hello all. I’m an aging player and I also like to play sitting down. I am shorter in stature so I’ve noticed when I play, my leg the guitar rests on naturally makes me contract my calf and point my toe. I’ve been thinking of trying a drummer chair with a little back rest to fix my posture when I play or maybe a block for my foot.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try?

    I’m short enough that even an office chair all the way down still causes my toe to point.
     
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    grinwer Active Member

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    Footrest (right). And keep your back straight. Small of the back. Pull your lower back. This example will help you understand.

    stanovaya-tyaga-tehnika-i-oshibki-3.jpg

    Do not use the back of the chair.
     
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    Get a wood chair/bench and cut the legs ?
     
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  4. Raiyn

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    I bought one of these.
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FKSDGML/
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    That said, I've really enjoyed playing my Doheny while sitting. It's G&L's version of a Jazzmaster and that was designed for Jazz musicians who prefer a seated position (or supposedly did at the time). Super comfy
     
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    Zero Well-Known Member

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    :naughty:Thank you guys! @grinwer that picture will help, I try to sit straight but I lean. @BGood that’s a good idea too. A cheap chair and cut to the height I need is definitely something I way overlooked! Thank you!!
    @Raiyn I have looked at those a few times, my bday is coming and the gf has asked what I wanted (FYI a 1959 Gibson Burst was apparently the wrong answer and she knew how much that one was!) this could be a good idea!
    And if you have any pics of the G&L, I could slide one of those her way too :naughty:
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    I have a padded folding chair and a foot rest. I also wear a strap when I'm seated.
     
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  7. grinwer

    grinwer Active Member

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    My friend used a shoebox as a footrest. Insert styrofoam (or something heavier) inside. Doesn't fall. Wide.
    There are also special chairs for guitarists. )
     

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    i have a 24'' barstool i use, but i also have a sturdy side table which is the perfect height for me
     
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    Because I am a Wide Body person (AKA, Fat A**) I use a a guitar strap when sitting. It keeps the guitar centered and has the added benefit of the guitar in the same place when you stand up.
     
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    I picked that "Gleam" model because the grippy section is riveted to the top as opposed to the glued on versions (some complain about the glue failing).
    As for pics of my Doheny, there's a ton in my NGD thread.

    THE place to go.
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=Doheny+Tribute
     
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    Steven Westberg Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know if it would work, but I use a piano seat. Works good for me…my posture is probably crap though.
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Some of you guys have some fancy seating arrangements. :beer:

    I'm either on the couch or, if I'm seriously working on something (guitar playing or "clean shop" project), I've got my tried and true Cosco folder.
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    :cheers:
     

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