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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 09:43:16 am »
Definitely avoid sitting on soft chairs and cushions that swallow you and that you sink in to.

A stool or firm upright chair without arms is a great sitting position.

I personally don't like the ones with a guitar stand attached - unless you do not have have a guitar stand already and that is something else you want / need.

For the Gibson and Ibanez stools you are paying far too much because of the name on the stool - which is going to be covered up by your back side anyway so who cares what is written on it?


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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 09:47:01 am »
I don't care what it is written on and I also don't need guitar stand attached because I have already a guitar stand like you said.

what about them

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Which chair would you recommend on this website. You are the pro and I have no clue about his. I am 1,78 cm tall unless the  size doesn't matter how tall the chair should be

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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 10:01:13 am »
If you are willing, happy and able to spend that much money then those both look like excellent products.

I would personally prefer the Millennium as it has a flat seat and a fairly upright back rest.

For long periods sitting and playing and for long-term back health a good seat can be seen as an important expenditure.

Though you could still spend less and have a good seat / stool.

If you are going to spend a lot then these two are better choices than the Gibson or Ibanez - spend the money on the ergonomics, the design & the manufacture and materials used rather than a name & logo.


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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 10:15:13 am »
What do you have for playing and practising?

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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 10:45:33 am »

Doesn't has to be from a music house.


This 100%.

you are buying furniture not musical gear.
Look in other places.

I use an upright chair with a slightly padded seat and a simple back rest.

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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 11:02:22 am »
thank you for your help.
I will look for that

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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2020, 12:05:47 pm »
Make sure there are no armrests if buying a normal chair.
You could also spend some time standing while practicing.

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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2020, 02:55:03 pm »
When I practice sitting, I'm using an armless drafting chair/stool. Or sometimes a basic, armless chair. I like the drafting chair because it has good height adjustment and an adjustable foot rest/ring. It has a (removable) back, but it's small and I don't really use that when I'm playing guitar. It functions more like a stool than a chair, as far as guitar practice goes.




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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2020, 03:03:00 pm »
I sit on a dining chair (an Ikea model, no arms, maybe 1 inch of foam cushion). Very occasionally I'll sit on the edge of my bed, which is not that soft and is quite high, but it isn't the best.

Regarding the sore neck thing, I discovered that pain in my neck/back was from looking down at the guitar tabs I was practicing. I started putting them on a little stand on a table in front of me, and I haven't had a sore neck or back for ages.

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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 03:45:29 pm »
The tabs are in front of me.

I just practiced on that.
It is much better than anything I tried.

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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2020, 03:53:31 pm »
I play guitar mostly in a chair made for online gamers with retractable arms. These chairs are ergonomic due to gamers having to play hours on end. Great lumbar support. Occasionally I play on the brown leather couch, but mostly for the mood --playing acoustic covers or banging out cowboy chords.

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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2020, 08:31:48 pm »
I have a whole corner of my living room dedicated to guitar practice.  I bought a piano stool for practising keyboard but ended up using it for guitar practice. I've never had pain from sitting up to 2 hours at a time. It's a nice height and stable.  It's made by Stagg. I buy a lot of Stagg gear : P
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Re: Where do you sit during practicing
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 03:34:37 pm »
Just my neck hurts. I keep it straight, maybe too straight.
Piano stool you said. I will have a look. 
The best way is to give my neck a break. It is almost 2 hours in the same position.
Only a few seconds to drink and change the song. That is the only way I move my head.

 

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