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How low can you go-the low slingers:

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Leep Dog, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Leep Dog

    Leep Dog Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 3, 2011
    Texas
    I've always thought it looked really cool, and at times, ridiculous, when players would sling their guitar/bass low. Post your pics of low slingers here.

    I'll start with these:
     

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  2. Scantron08

    Scantron08 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 14, 2010
    Jackson, MS
    Yeah, I think I thought it was cooler when I was younger. Now-a-days, I'd rather have the guitar high enough where I can play it efficiently. Low slinging makes it super hard to play, IMO.
     
  3. Leep Dog

    Leep Dog Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 3, 2011
    Texas
    It all depends on what you're playing but I agree with you for the most part. If the guitar is too high, my arms will be too bent and that's uncomfortable. If the guitar is too low, my wrists will get strained if I'm doing anything too complicated. For just bangin out chords and stuff slingin it low is fine for me.
     
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  5. Dave1234

    Dave1234 Tele-Afflicted

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  6. TheWalkingWounded

    TheWalkingWounded Tele-Meister

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    Jan 9, 2012
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    In high school I went as low as I could, and my playing suffered.

    I've found this is a comfortable height for me now:

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  7. Slow Reflexes

    Slow Reflexes Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'd note that Keef at least puts the neck up where he can finger it without issue.
     
  8. StratBluesRock

    StratBluesRock Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
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    I like it about this high.
     
  9. Jamie Black

    Jamie Black Friend of Leo's

    I used to try to emulate this as a teenager without much success.

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  10. colorado

    colorado Tele-Holic

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver
    Let's all get carpal tunnel!!!! :p
     
  11. cherokee jim

    cherokee jim Banned

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    Jan 18, 2013
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  12. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    LOL, in the early days for me 78-80ish, in one basement band over a while, we where all slinging our LPs so low as to be crazy. Made me laugh to think about it. It was during a Jimmy Page period, or should I say explanation point? :twisted::oops::twisted:
     
  13. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Hendersonville, TN
    Some of those low slinging stage players prolly wear a cup.
     
  14. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR

    LOL, I quit when my wrist started to hurt...

    I still have the long leather strap I had made for the task when I was 18ish... I mean that I had made it, myself...
     
  15. colorado

    colorado Tele-Holic

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    Mar 19, 2012
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    Let's see a long hard thing protruding from your crotch....hmmmm...

    Hey wait a minute!!!!
     
  16. colorado

    colorado Tele-Holic

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver
    I'm all over that!

    If only my knees can hold out.
     
  17. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Looking at the Page shot reminded me my knee was starting to hurt too. From banging a 12lb LP Custom on it way too much...
     
  18. BradL

    BradL Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 9, 2009
    Sussex, UK
    Izzy Straddlin and Robert Trujillo keep it below the belt.
     
  19. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 9, 2007
    "Raleigh-wood"
    Anybody remember Bob Mould from Husker Du back in the 80s? He wore his Flying V with the bridge around his kneecaps.
     
  20. Leep Dog

    Leep Dog Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 3, 2011
    Texas
    I think Robert Trujillo may play lower than anyone I've seen.
     
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