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#1 User is offline   CoreyT 

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:53 AM

I have been looking around for a portable device to hold my guitar while I change strings.
Much better than trying to balance it on your knees for putting it on a bed or a table.

Has anyone seen this one before?
It looks like it might do the trick.
http://www.ibluegras.../WorkStand.html

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:54 AM

Hi Corey, something about that sort of a stand scares me to be honest

anyway, I have been using something like this: http://www.zzounds.c...--FENA990502000

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:16 AM

Yeah - A table top model would be a lot safer, as far as knocking the thing over. That other thing looks like a disaster waiting to happen.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:20 AM

I like the concept of that stand but it does scare me to death. I can see not have the thing latch into position and flip the guitar on the floor when it goes back to the storage position.

Also can see getting seriously working on a guitar and tipping the thing over by putting too much pressure in the wrong place on the guitar like you might do when cleaning a spot .

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:51 AM

Thanks guy's.

I have seen the Fender one before on Amazon.
Be cool if there was a Gibson one.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:00 AM

I use these from StewMac on my workbench, but you can use them on any flat surface: table, bed, ironing board, floor. Great little invention.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:04 AM

Those are pretty cool too.
I saw last month that nice vice one with a steel stand from StewMac, but alas I do not have room for that setup.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:34 AM

View Postsurfpup, on 11 July 2012 - 06:00 AM, said:

I use these from StewMac on my workbench, but you can use them on any flat surface: table, bed, ironing board, floor. Great little invention.

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That's pretty neat! Man...I could blow a mint at stew-mac on all the cool stuff they have there. [biggrin]

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:48 AM

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That's pretty neat! Man...I could blow a mint at stew-mac on all the cool stuff they have there. [biggrin]


I tried one of those, anything other than a restring, (like deep cleaning, or trying to get the grunge from the fret edges, it just tends to moved around too much, and you gotta at least put a towel on the work surface which does help stabilize it a little. the work pad with the neck rest is about as stable as it needs to be. I think mine was either from planet waves or D'Addario I've had it for years, it's held up pretty well, I think it was 20 bucks.

Oddly enough, most Luthiers I've seen in action just use some sort of work surface pad, (like a towel or rubber mat) and a bean bag. go figure!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:48 AM

I odered the Mac one a few hours ago.
I may look for a small folding table to use with a mat on top of it.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

I raised a cheapo table/desk on bricks to counter height and use a Dr. Duck's Guitar Neck Rest....back saver and makes quick work of string changes. Not pretty but very functional.



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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:17 PM

Every time I see a lefty I have to do a double take,

They look like a Jedi mind trick.

Anyway, a friend uses his Protektor rifle rest (made of leather, filled with sand) very neat.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

Just got back from the store where I found a 4'x20" folding table with a soft top.
All they has was the light color, would have preferred a black one like this site shows.
http://www.ibuyoutdo...-N70-Handy.html

I used the Fender mat that comes with its neck rest, then I tried the Stew Mac wooden rest.
The wooden one could be used with the Fender mat by taking off its plastic one, but to be honest I think just the Fender setup with its neck rest is easier.

Also tried the Stew Mac wooden one with no mat on the table, but I am not sure if the table top material is safe for the Gibsons Nitro finish or not.
Either way works though, and the table is a good height to use my Gibson stool to sit at when it comes time to change the strings.
Table folds flat and stores in the closet when done with it.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:03 PM

View PostCoreyT, on 21 July 2012 - 12:48 PM, said:


Table folds flat and stores in the closet when done with it.

Didn't want to take up a lot of space reposting all your pics, etc, but wanted to say I have basically the same setup for the past couple of years. Works like a charm. Table goes in the closet when not needed, although with a lot of guitars, it now pretty much stays out all the time since something always seems to need working on [lol]

That rack in the OP would scare the bejeezus out of me! :o
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:36 AM

Nice setup!
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

Well, don't laugh too loudly, but so far I've been using one of these (usually on the kitchen table with a towel).

I like the looks of that Fender set up though, I may have to pick one up.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:07 AM

Thanks Blues.

T Bone, I have that Planet Waves neckrest too.
Bought it off of Amazon a month back.
Side of package said it was not safe for Nitro finishes, but it did not state that in the description on Amazons site.

Yes, the Fender mat is nice, but way overpriced for what you get.
Stew Mac has one without Fender on it, but it too is the same price.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

View PostCoreyT, on 22 July 2012 - 09:07 AM, said:

Thanks Blues.

T Bone, I have that Planet Waves neckrest too.
Bought it off of Amazon a month back.
Side of package said it was not safe for Nitro finishes, but it did not state that in the description on Amazons site.

Yes, the Fender mat is nice, but way overpriced for what you get.
Stew Mac has one without Fender on it, but it too is the same price.

Well I never even read the packaging, so didn't notice it was not safe for Nitro. It's going in the garbage (some of my Fenders and of course all of my Gibsons are Nitro finished). Thanks, from both me and my guitars!
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

View PostT Bone, on 22 July 2012 - 10:06 AM, said:

Well I never even read the packaging, so didn't notice it was not safe for Nitro. It's going in the garbage (some of my Fenders and of course all of my Gibsons are Nitro finished). Thanks, from both me and my guitars!

You are welcome.
You can always use a rag with it though.

On their site it says it will not damage finishes, but that is not what it said on my package.
Def said not safe for a nitro finish.
http://www.planetwav...tname=Headstand

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:53 AM

View Postsurfpup, on 11 July 2012 - 06:00 AM, said:

I use these from StewMac on my workbench, but you can use them on any flat surface: table, bed, ironing board, floor. Great little invention.

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thats the kind I use, the best and safest IMHO...easy to DIY too...I've also seen the concave part go all the way around the block
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