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35 minutes ago, Roxx said:

what would be the correct height to elevate the left leg in order to properly position a Les Paul guitar? I need to get it right so my tone will remain within parameters and the instrument looks good in photo shoots.

 

The foot rests are fully adjustable for height as we all vary physically. You need to adjust it for your own comfort.

By the bye; I have even experimented using the foot rest standing for live gigs. The idea was to help raise the left thigh to nudge the guitar into a better playing position. 

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On 7/21/2020 at 2:49 AM, TomG76 said:

I much prefer sitting down to play.

 You can practise guitar in your room for years before you venture on stage, which is what I did!

Me to. Not so sure if I could stand in one place on stage and play for 30 minutes with my lower back pain. 

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1 hour ago, Retired said:

Me to. Not so sure if I could stand in one place on stage and play for 30 minutes with my lower back pain. 

I prefer to stand but after damaging my ankle I use a fold-up counter stool so I can easily transition from standing to sitting.

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12 hours ago, Retired said:

Me to. Not so sure if I could stand in one place on stage and play for 30 minutes with my lower back pain. 

 

I've had to play seated twice (in 20 years) because of injuries in the past. Its ok. TBH I play better seated anyway.

I can think of two players that always did. Michael "Mikey" Houser and Bob Fripp.

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7 hours ago, merciful-evans said:

 

I've had to play seated twice (in 20 years) because of injuries in the past. Its ok. TBH I play better seated anyway.

I can think of two players that always did. Michael "Mikey" Houser and Bob Fripp.

You know?  I tried it out, put a strap on a guitar and stood to play. Yes, I can, but the guitar doesn't hang right like sitting,  Chords seem easier to do for me as solos seem harder to do for some reason.  I have 5 electric and 1 acoustic guitar in a 7 guitar rack against the wall. Right next to it on the right is a beautiful chair  that turns where I sit.  and 2 amps are stacked right next to it on the right, so I have easy access to it all.  My music stand is in front of the chair and I can switch guitars around as I want.  Only have to get up to fetch the 12 string on the other rack on the other wall.  When the Riviera comes in, I will have the 3 acoustics on that wall. 

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I noticed while I was walking around my yard this morning playing my heavy LP with my micro Marshall I was frequently gazing for some place to sit, then when I got close to different structures the acoustics changed and I forgot about sitting.

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I'm laughing way too hard here..   Then his dog comes in and, wins the internet..  God help me...

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I cannot sit and play. 
I need to rock and pace and move around. 

I practice standing up with the guitar strapped-on. 

I perform with the band the same way. 
Recording, same-same. 

Rehearse the same way you plan to play the next gig. 
That's my motto. 

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