Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

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Jason Kulas
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Jason Kulas » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:18 pm

souldier wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Takes me literally 3 seconds to put on the barnett support
Yes, 3 seconds is quick. Though since I leave my support on, it's 0 seconds :wink: My finish is polyurethane, and I put on a static cling sheet anyway (should be unnecessary on polyurethane), and I've seen others with much better guitars than me do the same (& leave it on all the time), so I'm not worried. My case is quite normal, close fit, it's a hard case, so it has no flex, but the Tenuto folds-up so slim, it fits.
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Luigi Pati » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:37 pm

I use the Tappert, it's good enough, in my opinion, but I would like to try the other ones too. One thing I noticed: for best results, they should be used with a guitar finished with a lacquer. I am using one with satin finish and it doesn't stick well, even with those clear stickers, but it still works better than the awkward and not very effective footstool :)
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by SkinDoc » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:27 am

Tenuto. :D

Many guitarests seem to like the Gitano, but worry about it failing during a performance. I have the Lite version, not the Pro.

The Tenuto is essentially the same as the Gitano, except that it has four large suction cups that I can't imagine failing - unless you perform using a combination of Check Berry's duck walk and Pete Townshend's windmill :lol:

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by larryguitar » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:37 am

SkinDoc wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:27 am
Tenuto. :D

Many guitarests seem to like the Gitano, but worry about it failing during a performance. I have the Lite version, not the Pro.

The Tenuto is essentially the same as the Gitano, except that it has four large suction cups that I can't imagine failing - unless you perform using a combination of Check Berry's duck walk and Pete Townshend's windmill :lol:
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Mollbarre » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:34 pm

I now have a stool, a cushion and a strap.

I am using all three (er, not all at once though) depending. Maybe that will help prevent any issues from starting up.

But, at this point in the game, if I had to pick only one, I'd pick the strap.
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by zupfgeiger » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:45 pm

I came back to the good old foot stool after some years of using all sorts of guitar supports, Dynarette, both sizes, De Oro and others with and without suction cups, Chris Barnett's fiddly magnet device, wooden custom support made by a German carpenter. They all had substantial disadvantages, were difficult to handle, left marks on the precious varnish of my guitars and - some of them - looked weird. Now I feel better without any prothesis. I can enjoy my guitars as they are.
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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by Scott Phillips » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:33 am

Well, I have tried a lot of them. I’ve used every model of Ergoplay. The Professional, Tappert, Troster, and child size for my wife’s 3/4 CG. I sent the Professional on to one of the online lessons students and he reports that he really likes it. It just didn’t fit me as good as the Tappert.

I will send the Troster on to anybody who wants to pay shipping. You need to be tall for this one to work well, and I’m 6’2”and it’s just a little too big for me.

I also have a medium size oasis cushion that works well for sitting on the floor that was given to me by another forum member. And I still like the Murata the best. It’s just a little fiddly.

So if I am playing my guitar out in public, I use the Murata because that thing is just really sturdy, and it won’t accidentally come off during play.

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Re: Guitar Supports: if you could pick only one, what would you use?

Post by TomOphir1 » Thu May 23, 2019 1:38 pm

The large Dynarette cushion is cushion is great with an added piece of rubbery material on the knee.. this keeps the guitar in place well. Or play a small bodied guitar and use a strap David Starobin style. I'm a big fan of that.

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