Tuesday, 12 May 2009
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I myself wear mine level with my buckle. Seems to be the best balance for me. It comes up a little when I sit down, which is a hassle, but I don't usually sit, so that's not a problem. I move my buckle one loop to the left to try to avoid damaging the finish, but it usually happens anyway. I also move my pocket knife (with pocket clip) to my back pocket while I play for the same reason.
13 years ago
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About level with the buckle minimizes the difference between sitting and standing, which is probably why I have it there.
13 years ago
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I keep the bottom around belt buckle level so it doesn't change position if I sit or stand and easier, more comfortable access to the whole fretboard. I guess that means above the buckle for me.
13 years ago
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[quote="TheGrandEnigma":2s3ex4ic] I move my buckle one loop to the left to try to avoid damaging the finish, but it usually happens anyway. I also move my pocket knife (with pocket clip) to my back pocket while I play for the same reason.[/quote:2s3ex4ic] LOL i do exactly the same two things at every gig ! And having the bass quite low reduces stress in my right arm when playing long "fast" parts with fingers... at the studio I even record the bass standing up instead of sitting. For soloing above 12th fret i need to lift the bass so i always care to have something to put my foot on it when playing live.
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[quote="Helcarauco":3h3o0wnx][quote="TheGrandEnigma":3h3o0wnx] I move my buckle one loop to the left to try to avoid damaging the finish, but it usually happens anyway. I also move my pocket knife (with pocket clip) to my back pocket while I play for the same reason.[/quote:3h3o0wnx] LOL i do exactly the same two things at every gig ! And having the bass quite low reduces stress in my right arm when playing long "fast" parts with fingers... at the studio I even record the bass standing up instead of sitting. For soloing above 12th fret i need to lift the bass so i always care to have something to put my foot on it when playing live.[/quote:3h3o0wnx] You know, I tried this, but actually can play better & faster and with more dynamic and feel with my bass up mid-chest height.
13 years ago
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I'm just a little above the belt buckle, but not much.
13 years ago
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Depends on the image of the band and the gig ;)
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[quote="Helcarauco":2w5itppi][quote="TheGrandEnigma":2w5itppi] I move my buckle one loop to the left to try to avoid damaging the finish, but it usually happens anyway. I also move my pocket knife (with pocket clip) to my back pocket while I play for the same reason.[/quote:2w5itppi] LOL i do exactly the same two things at every gig ! And having the bass quite low reduces stress in my right arm when playing long "fast" parts with fingers... at the studio I even record the bass standing up instead of sitting. For soloing above 12th fret i need to lift the bass so i always care to have something to put my foot on it when playing live.[/quote:2w5itppi] Yeah, lowering the bass is easier on the right hand, but once I moved my bass up it was SO MUCH EASIER on my left hand - totally worth it (the heel of the neck is about level with my belt to clarify - would count as level or below the buckle?) So you move your belt too? I do that all the time now, just to be in the habit. Looks kinda funny, but I'm over it :P .
13 years ago
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I'm a "level with buckle" voter.... even though I seldom actually wear belts! :) If the bass is too low, I can't reach the upper frets. If it's too high, I have to bend my right wrist too much. I practice sitting down, so I like the bass to be (approximately) the same height that I practice at when I play. It makes it easier to play the stuff that I work on in practice.
13 years ago
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I wish I had a Dingwall to participate :cry: lol :)
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[quote="Bocete":22mdhpso]I wish I had a Dingwall to participate :cry: lol :)[/quote:22mdhpso] Well...if you had a Dingwall, how would you wear it (besides 'proudly')?
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[quote="Bocete":1ympg0sb]I wish I had a Dingwall to participate :cry: lol :)[/quote:1ympg0sb] If it makes you feel any better, I don't have a dingwall either (hard to save up in college) - but I imagine I'll wear it the same height as my MTD.
13 years ago
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Hahah :lol: Well, I'd say between belt and above it. The electronics is at belt level, bridge maybe. The height is not that primary to me, however: I need the neck to be at about 45 degrees to my body/floor. So, most of the bass is above the belt level. I've had wrist pain in my left hand some time ago, so I've risen the bass to above belt, only to cause right hand wrist trouble. After that, I've lowered the bass but angled it upwards. Now that I've highly "angled" the bass it's pretty painless on both hands, though I've altered my plucking technique recently not to strain the right wrist. The left hurts a bit every now and then, mostly when I don't warm up or overpractice. Semi-related, I've moved the "bridge" strap pin/lock to a tad above where it would be on a Dingwall on both my basses. With a wide strap, the bass stands at that steep angle by itself, no neck dive on an otherwise neckdiving bass and feels very, very firm. It's not that big of a deal, but it feels stable and makes me be more confident about the floating anchor. It's probably subconsious as I still trip every now and then but it feels good.
13 years ago
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I jammed with a guy who, doesn't or didn't have a Dingwall at the time, but he put his "bridge" strap pin below the center of the bass closer to the input jack. He said he does this to all of his basses because it pulls the bottom half of the bass towards your body better, which is where it is supposed to be to have perfect form and to not hurt yourself. I've never seen a guy with such perfect form before.
13 years ago
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Here's me. Slightly above the belt buckle.
13 years ago
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i wear my bass above the buckle, don't wanna accidently scratch it with the belt buckle..
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