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Left Handed? Right Handed?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by OneCoolDog, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Play right; right handed

    37 vote(s)
  2. Play right; left handed

    17 vote(s)
  3. Play left; right handed

    2 vote(s)
  4. Play left; left handed

    6 vote(s)
  5. Both ways or other.

    1 vote(s)
  1. OneCoolDog


    Oct 15, 2002
    Alabama, USA
    I was wondering...
    How many of you play right handed, left handed, or both ways, and which hand you primarily use for writing, etc.

    I'm a lefty on everything except bass. My dad had right handed stuff, so that's the way I taught myself.
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Righty, Righty
  3. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    The number of left handed bassist/guitarists seems to be extremely slim from what I've observed, and I dunno if I've ever met someone that can play both effectively...I'm a righty...
  4. OneCoolDog


    Oct 15, 2002
    Alabama, USA
    I don't know anyone who can go both ways either, but I figured I'd better make it an option just in case.
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I'm a lefty, but I play righty.
  6. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Same here.
  8. dls59

    dls59 Supporting Member

    I'm also a lefty who plays righty.
  9. I'm a righty who plays righty!
  10. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Im a righty, and play righty.

    My mate is left handed, and plays guitar left handed. However, when he's at my house he play on my brothers ight handed guitar, as a 'righty'. He can even play the paranoid solo lefty and righty, not spot on but pretty nifty!

    ..I use my left hand to navigate a mouse if that gets me any brownie points?
  11. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    right and right...

    how can there be an other?

    three hands?

  12. OneCoolDog


    Oct 15, 2002
    Alabama, USA
    Maybe someone can play with their feet or something? I dunno lol.
  13. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    lol....hmmm....never thought bout that....that would be hard...


  14. OneCoolDog


    Oct 15, 2002
    Alabama, USA
    lol I'd like to see someone who could do that. :p
  15. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    me too :)
  16. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    My fiance is a drummer and she's a southpaw. Now that's a bizarre thing to see, it's quite amusing when she does a run across the toms because it looks backwards!
  17. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  18. watspan


    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    I have a Joe Jackson DVD where drummer Gary Burke plays left handed--high hat on the right--sounds dynamite!!

    I am a lefty who does many things righty--my own theory is that that alot of it involves which eye is dominant(mines left) so things that involve "aiming" like shooting, bowling etc. i do lefty but things that involved watching someone else do it first i do righty!
  19. OneCoolDog


    Oct 15, 2002
    Alabama, USA
  20. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    lefty but play righty. I bat right but field left. Play tennis lefty. Go figure

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