Can the heigth of playing the bass hurt your back?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    So my back is killing me for a while now. I wear my bass up high, don't have a photo unfortunatly, my camera is broken. (I will use a picture of John Patitucci to give you a slight idea how I wear my bass guitar)


    I haven't noticed much problems when I had my bass a bit lower, but this way I can't play the bass properly. My bass weighs somewhere around 9 / 10 pounds, not 100 % sure on this.

    Is there any way to make sure my back doesn't hurt so much? I don't feel like buying a duo strap or something, so if you guys and girls have some idea's, please share them with me! :)

    Many thanks!
  2. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    This will vary from person to person, and where the bass sits on the body is only one of the factors. A good chiropractor would be able to give you advice on the best position for you. A good strap that distributes the weight properly is essential, though.
  3. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Okay, thanks for the info :)
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego