Buying/Using a CG Support

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Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by cavol » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:21 pm

Hi there,
I recently purchased a 2008 Ramirez Anos 125 (cedar), and its playing and sounding great!
Cut a long story short, in a few weeks I'll be going to Guildhall School of Music on the jazz course, and I'll be receiving classical lessons from Robert Brightmore. I've used a footrest in the past and always found it uncomfortable, and I wish to purchase a guitar support, something like the Gitano guitar support, or Ergoplay. However, I'm worried it might damage the finish of my guitar.
Does anyone know if they will, and if it will, suggest an alternative product that won't?

Thanks!
Curtis

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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by Keith » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:43 pm

Suction cup supports should be ok with the Ramirez you mention as the finish is most likely a catalyzed polymer. You might want to check out the D'Oro supports. I have one and they work very well.
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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by Pat Hargan » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:37 pm

I bought a Dynarette cushion a few months ago, and I find it much more comfortable than using a footstool.
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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by Mark Farber » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:43 pm

I use an ergo play with a Ramirez 3NAE and the suction cups do not damage the finish at all.

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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by Kent » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:15 pm

Check out Kris Barnett's new Umbra Guitar Support.

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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by JamesMessick » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:21 pm

Put it in a glass case and only take it out when you are wearing your velvet pajamas and ready to playn with a footstool.
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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by JosephRomano » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:41 pm

I have tried a number of supports including the Dynarette and the Troester, which are very different in how they work, but each has its own idiosyncracies. Well, last week I purchased an EFEL basic support from Strings by Mail. I just love it. It's so simple, but works so well. I have a Giambattista that I use it on mostly and it doesn't seem to have any adverse effect on the finish. The installation couldn't be easier, one suction cup. And, it's very light and fits in the case. I doubt I'll go back to using either of the others I've got. It's pretty inexpensive, too. So, as you might guess, that'd be my recommendation.

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Post by Mauro Delarosa » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:49 am

Pat Hargan wrote:I bought a Dynarette cushion a few months ago, and I find it much more comfortable than using a footstool.
Just curious about where you purchased your Dynarette cushion from?

I usually get my accessories off of Amazon but it looks like they aren't restocking that cushion.

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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:04 am

Dynarette or D'Oro support
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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by Emil Krasich » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:36 am

I really like my clamp on Murata from strings by mail. It gives me the best ability to move with the guitar and of course I don't have to deal with suction cups. I've read good things about the barnett but haven't tried one. For suction cup supports, I've use the ergo play, D'Oro, oasis, and A frame supports. Of the suction cup ones, the ergo play felt the most stable. The others felt like there was too much movement in the neck for me resulting in my left hand compensating for supporting the guitar. This has just been my experience though. Other folks seem to be perfectly happy with these supports.

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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by riemsesy » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:45 am

Kent wrote:Check out Kris Barnett's new Umbra Guitar Support.
I second that
When I take the guitar with me I just fold the Umbra and it fits in this little compartment in the guitar case.
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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:15 am

Mauro Delarosa wrote:
Pat Hargan wrote:I bought a Dynarette cushion a few months ago, and I find it much more comfortable than using a footstool.
Just curious about where you purchased your Dynarette cushion from?

I usually get my accessories off of Amazon but it looks like they aren't restocking that cushion.
Dynarette has a website with worldwide dealer list.
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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by David Hurst » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:41 am

Hi. Can't comment on what might/might not damage finish but just got De Oro and I think I have solved my guitar support search. Also got Gitano and Ergoplay but the De Oro seems to have the edge - the leather strap grips the leg better, giving less guitar slip.

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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by tormodg » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:55 pm

Another vote here for the Kris Barnett support. It's a fantastic piece of equipment.
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Re: Buying/Using a CG Support

Post by Pat Hargan » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:00 pm

Mauro Delarosa wrote:
Pat Hargan wrote:I bought a Dynarette cushion a few months ago, and I find it much more comfortable than using a footstool.
Just curious about where you purchased your Dynarette cushion from?

I usually get my accessories off of Amazon but it looks like they aren't restocking that cushion.
I think I bought it from T-h-o-m-a-n-n.
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