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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Slowisfast, Dec 5, 2018.
I have noticed this too.
This is what I used to use
Now I have this
Screwed to the wall along the top bar just like the first board. This is the frame from a scrapped out twin bed box spring we were getting rid of.
A wall strip is ideal if you don’t want to be limited by stud spacing, but I’ve personally never had a problem with using the EZ anchor style of drywall anchor.
I’ve had my guitars on various walls for many years now, and what goes up doesn’t have to come down if you do it right. Lol
I recently went from this:
Same drywall anchors for each version.
Those are the metal anchors I used as well.
The reason I won't hang my guitars up has nothing to do with mounting wall hangers. In my experience, leaving a guitar out kills the strings a lot faster. I put my acoustics back in their cases, and all of my electrics but one back in their gig bags. I just leave out one old partscaster for banging around while I'm watching TV. If I want a different one, I get it out, then put it back up when I'm finished with it.
If you use these drywall anchors (for walls made of drywall of course) I think you'll be safe enough....no need to screw into wood. The force of gravity on the guitar is a sheering force....straight down...and the drywall can resist a lot of that force....and those anchors are very sturdy and will also very strongly resist pulling out if you happen to pull the guitar forward on the hanger while taking it off the hanger.
I've got 8 hangers in my music room. The house was built in the 1940's and has plaster walls so I had to use these toggle bolts to mount the hangers....they've been on the walls now for probably 6 or 7 years....no worries....haven't moved a bit.
I have ended up playing/practicing a LOT more when I installed hangers in my room. I walk past, one guitar catches my eye, it's off the wall and I'm playing it. My amp is set-up so I just switch it on and plug straight in.
Sometimes it's only for a few moments, I smile and then it's back on the wall. Sometimes I'd be playing for hours when I had only intended to have a wee tu-tu.
Hanging onto drywall is fine, IF you make sure to select proper expanding bolts! (The toggle bolts shown 2 posts before mine are what I used and they are very secure!) I would not automatically trust whatever bolts come with the hangers you buy. I did some serious upgrading to the bolts that came with hangers I bought (went with toggle bolts). It's cheap insurance to buy BEEFY expanding bolts.
I'm with you, OP, I don't know why I waited so long... now I LOVE seeing my guitars all around the room!
My guitars are hanging from the wall since 20 years ago... never had any problem.
I ran a cypress board (about 1/2”x4”) along the wall, screwing it very securely to the studs, and mounted my hangers to that. It’s goin NOWHERE, and I could place the hangers at whatever spacing I wanted.
Great looking room, bud!
That looks peaceful, balanced, and Zen-like.
I've had mine on the wall for years. I need to get one of those wall racks with arms, so I can fit all of em up on the wall.
I always go for wood instead of drywall. My motto is: never let go...
This has worked well for me. I'm going to rearrange things to squeeze in one more hanger on each bookshelf.
GUITARS Spring 2016 - 01A by SecretSquirrel posted Apr 17, 2016 at 8:43 PM
What I did was screw a long board into each of the studs across the wall, and then I attached the hangers into that. I've also decorated the board with iconic album cover art.
Bonus points if you recognize all the album covers!
You got rid of all the electrics in favor of acoustics?
As one person has hinted at, assume all hangers/stands will damage your guitar's finish and just put a bandana or cotton rag over it before resting your guitar there.