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Neck and back pain

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by eric atkinson, Mar 19, 2003.


  1. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Hey not sure if this had been coverd or not but just wanting some advice if there is any! I have played bass for 20 years and i am now just getting this horrible pain in my back after playing for more that a hour at a time. I keep my bass up in a jazz style all the time. I have had neck problems for years now but my back never really botherd me before. I also use a thick strap. Just wanted to see if anyone else has had these problems and what they have done about it? Not sure what to do about this! I cant really move the bass up any futher and i wont do the skid row bass style!
     
  2. It is possible to have the bass too high (as well as too low). I used to play with my bass up high, and I found my right shoulder hunching up to adjust, now I play with it alittle lower and I have better posture for it.

    So, do you think maybe it's too high? (just thought I'd throw it out there)
     
  3. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    I will give it a try! Hope it will work!