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Dynarette Question

Post by DaveLeeNC » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:37 pm

I have a Dynarette that I bought a couple years back. It is a good inch smaller than it needs to be in order to work for me. When I measure along the white line per the picture attached, it is between 4 and 4.5 inches (everything is kind of rounded, so ...). I have no idea what size it is as it is not marked. I am measuring the 'tall side' in this case.

Is there a Dynarette or Oasis or ... cushion that is 5+ inches tall per that measurement? Thanks.

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Amy Gaudia » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:18 pm

Dynarette makes an extra large that is 5 inches tall, but every online retailer is out of stock. Oasis makes a large that is 4.75 inches tall. The string seller has it available ob his site.
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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Kent » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:29 pm

If you already have the large and it is too small, just lift your leg a little.
I use two 1 x 5 cedar boards on the floor.

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by jscott » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:14 pm

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=125476&start=30

part of page two and all of three talk about the Dynarette

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Briant » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:36 pm

Kent wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:29 pm
If you already have the large and it is too small, just lift your leg a little.
I use two 1 x 5 cedar boards on the floor.
I did the exact opposite and cut 2 inches from the legs of a piano stool. It works well.
For me the key is to make sure that your thigh is parallel to the floor when in the seating position.
You can then adjust the guitar angle on the Dynarette to suit.

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Crofty » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:34 pm

Briant wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:36 pm
Kent wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:29 pm
If you already have the large and it is too small, just lift your leg a little.
I use two 1 x 5 cedar boards on the floor.
I did the exact opposite and cut 2 inches from the legs of a piano stool. It works well.
For me the key is to make sure that your thigh is parallel to the floor when in the seating position.
You can then adjust the guitar angle on the Dynarette to suit.
The "exact" opposite would actually be to chop two inches off of your legs.

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by beanctr » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:40 pm

I use a footstool on a low setting with the large Dynarette. R
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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by jscott » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:48 am

the thing about using a lower footsupport with the Dynarette is, it just seems to admit defeat. The point of getting a Dynarette is to do away with a footstool.

Still, raising your foot a lesser amount is a move in the right direction. But now you have a footstool AND a support.

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Wuuthrad » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:03 am

A nice chamois or similar, such as a woven piece, works quite well to make up any needed space should the Cushion fall short.
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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Mollbarre » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:34 pm

The right height - to be able to play comfortably - is important, but layering turtles doesn't seem to be a good solution. Once you start doing that, there is a chance of toppling.

If you need to make the cushion higher - why not glue an extra layer of foam to it? Or, at least velcro another layer on? If you want the added layer to look nice, make a cover for it. You don't have to be able to sew to do this - you can probably concoct something "invisible" using glue, black leatherette and hockey (or electrical) tape.
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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Wuuthrad » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:43 am



Whatever works!

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by DaveLeeNC » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:38 pm

In going down this 'investigation' my goal was to simply get rid of that darn footstool that I am always kicking, tripping over, etc. So I made the modification to my dynarette shown in the picture (obviously a temporary solution). This will solve the stated problem, but I can't (yet, anyway) quite find a comfortable position for the guitar. Maybe it is just some adjustment time, or maybe I should 'live with my problem'.

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Mollbarre » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:40 pm

It's a good start! :)
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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by Carlos » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:28 pm

Nice try :-)

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Re: Dynarette Question

Post by jscott » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:30 pm

or get a guitarlift...

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