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What do you sit on when you play/practice?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Macrocosmcwh, Nov 13, 2012.


  1. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh

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    Simple question.... What kind of chair do you sit in at home? My back is killing me after about an hour. I would love some suggestions!
     
  2. Kilometers

    Kilometers

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    Comfy leather recliner usually... I can't really beat that. I think if you're having back problems you might want to think about your posture, how tense you are, and how much lower back support you're getting.
     
  3. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh

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    I am currently sitting in a folding chair... hahaha.... I try to keep my back straight and relaxed... But after a while I still get pain. I saw a chair at GC the other day... The "musicians chair" ... But kinda wondered if it was a gimmick.
     
  4. joebar

    joebar

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    i sit on a ball
     
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  6. Duckwater

    Duckwater

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    My amp/Stool/Standing
     
  7. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh

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    Joe.... really??? Like one of those yoga balls? hahahahaha awesome!
     
  8. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman

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    This is going to sound strange, but back when I was taking jazz lessons and practicing religiously, on a daily basis, I used to get posture/slouch pains after an hour or more. Then one day I sat on an exercise ball... comfy and it ended my long-term seating back pain!
    I recommend it... and now that I think about it, I kind of want to go out and buy another one.

    EDIT: Joebar beat me to it! So I'm not the only one!
     
  9. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh

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    Two for the ball...... Ok one more person and I am going to go get one!
     
  10. satellite4

    satellite4

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    I sit on a stool with a attached footrest...the footrest is adjustable height...like the kind you find in music shops. Doesn't take up too much studio space and actually pretty comfy.
     
  11. Kilometers

    Kilometers

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    Playing on a yoga ball sounds fun actually, hmm.

    Quite a few doctors and such are against the idea of keeping your back straight while sitting. Try scooting forward and laying back a bit, if that doesn't make you feel better try leaning over forward slightly. I'm not saying these will work best but who knows, you may find a perfect position.
     
  12. Matthew_84

    Matthew_84

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    I just stand. Allows me to move around a little, and I've never had back issues while playing. Also keeps my arms, fretting arm especially, pretty free.
     
  13. JB36

    JB36 Supporting Member

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    I got a drummer stool for my birthday. It's comfy, but doesn't go as low as I would like.
     
  14. ma4rk

    ma4rk

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    Keep moving about. We're not designed to sit still for too long which is probably why the Yoga ball works for some.
     
  15. Darren Low

    Darren Low

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    I sit on my bed, and my back feels fine.
     
  16. Jabazz

    Jabazz Supporting Member

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    I have chronic back issues. A+ for the ball.
     
  17. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

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    +1

    I play with my bass on my hip, which is too low for sitting. I have an 78" wingspan, these long arms need room to "Dangle!":bassist:
     
  18. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I like sitting on a drum throne personally, but I don't have room for one at my place at the moment. I'm sitting on the couch now. It's not my favorite, but it gets the job done.
     
  19. wshines1892

    wshines1892

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    beanbag chair or nothing! :hyper:
     
  20. darren1970

    darren1970

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    I like the idea of the yoga ball
     
  21. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    The skulls of my vanquished enemies......

    Or an office chair.

    Or I stand like when I'm gigging.
     

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