Marc Pilon wrote:I've just ordered the Murata, and I'm on the waiting list for the Kris Barnett support at Strings by Mail.
I decided to take the plunge. Lately, I was playing less and less because my lower back would hurt after an hour or so. I have a Dynarette and not only does it make playing a stress-free experience, but I've found that it places the guitar at a much better angle relative to my left hand, thereby improving my playing.
I think a few hundred bucks (the Dynarette, Murata and Barnett) for the enjoyment of playing without tension is cheap.
I also reasoned that, should the rubber of the Murata alter the finish--something Pete has not experienced--again it's a small price for so much enjoyment. Should that happen, I'll just find someone to freshen up the French polish someday. Then maybe I won't.
I'll keep you posted on how things turn out, and which support I prefer
I am looking at moving from a footstool to a guitar support. I don't like the concept of suction cups, don't want to apply protective sheets to my guitars and also want a support that can readily be transferred between guitars. I rarely play a guitar for more than a few hours over a few days before I rotate through my other guitars.
I am thinking of both the Dynarette (main concerns are lack of adjustment, which size to buy and whether it will be very stable and safe - just seems risky sitting something between my leg and a guitar) and the Murata (concerns are how easy and quick it is to change from one guitar to another and the risk of damage at the four points of contact).
I would very much value your feedback, particularly if you could respond to the above mentioned points of interest.